Bachelor of Architectural Design

Pathway to Master of Architecture (5558)

Program code

1492

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$32,500.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

083726G

Commencing in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English

Why choose this program?

Architecture at Griffith has been ranked in the world's Top 100 in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. We are ranked in the top four architecture programs in Australia for teaching quality.

As a Griffith student, you will have access to our wide research portfolio in environmental planning, arts and design, engineering, climate adaptation and science. This will give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills. Our program provides graduates with knowledge and skills for the real world; practice ready, focusing on digital and green technologies, and engaged with the Asia-Pacific region.

Bachelor of Architectural Design will set you on the path to a career as an architect, as it provides a stepping stone to Griffiths Master of Architecture degree. Our architecture degrees are distinctive in their emphasis on environmental sustainability and urban design. You will combine classroom studies, studio work, fieldwork and practical experience to learn about urban systems, public places, designing buildings and all aspects of the built environment.

You will develop your design and creative problem-solving skills, and learn how to develop designs that meet aesthetic, functional and user needs now and in the future. In your third year, you will get hands-on experience when you complete a supervised industry-based design project.

Griffith University's International students receive dedicated support from their arrival in Australia through to their departure after graduation. You will be introduced to Griffith through an orientation program, and receive ongoing social, personal and academic support throughout your degree.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time on-campus only at the Gold Coast campus.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in this degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

The second trimester of the third year of the program includes a compulsory industry focused project.

My career opportunities

Griffith's Bachelor of Architectural Design will set you on the path to a career as an architect. Graduates will be eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Architecture, which provides the academic qualifications needed for accreditation as an architect.

As a graduate, you will be in high demand in Australia and overseas. With your design, technical knowledge and creative visual thinking skills, you will be qualified to assist architects and other built environment professionals in the design, documentation and procurement of buildings.

You will find employment in a broad spectrum of creative roles in government agencies, statutory bodies, design practices and studios (urban design, architecture, interior design, virtual environments, graphic design and the film and games industries), commercial development companies, building product manufacturing and distribution companies and research organisations.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Architectural Design is recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects / Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) / Board of Architects of Queensland as an approved pathway program to the professionally accredited Master of Architecture.

Pathways to further study

Graduates from this program will be eligible for direct entry into the Master of Architecture (5558) subject to meeting the academic entry standard.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Architectural Design (1492)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 32.5 $406.25 $32,500.00
2019 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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