Bachelor of Architectural Design (BArchDes)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Bachelor of Architectural Design degree focuses on both discipline-specific architectural and landscape architectural contents with a shared focus on urban design. The curriculum emphasises the centrality of design as core supported by courses in environmental studies, representation, construction and history and theory. The interrelated nature of the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design is supported with an innovative discipline-based to content delivery.

The Bachelor of Architectural Design is an AQF level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse empirical data and employ theoretical frameworks to explore engagement with natural and built environments.
  2. Analyse historical evidence and employ theoretical frameworks for self-reflection, intercultural exchange and ethical design practice.
  3. Interpret and communicate disciplinary knowledge through use of graphic, verbal and textual means.
  4. Engage appropriate materials and construction systems to propose and communicate solutions for fabrication.
  5. Employ critical self-reflection to compose a design project as means of aesthetic expression and creative communication.
  6. Collaborate with different stakeholders within the community, and demonstrate leadership through design as problem-solving to address current societal needs.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Architectural Design

There shall be a Bachelor of Architectural Design.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Architectural Design, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 72 units

Core Courses