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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Understand the built environment, ecosystem, and community to create meaningful and sustainable designs for everything from houses to skyscrapers – anywhere in the world.

With an eye for detail and a love of drawing, you’ll harness creativity with urban planning to make an impact with your designs.

Want to gain practical experience so that you’re work-ready by the time you graduate?

Discover architectural ideas through cutting-edge content and research with a global perspective. You’ll gain practical knowledge by studying real-world projects in a studio environment and develop your ability to generate, analyze, and communicate your own ideas.

The course integrates multiple creative and technical fields, as well as skill sets that examine and shape the places we inhabit, through all building types, spaces, and locations.

Your learning space will be second to none, with Deakin’s extensive a+b studio open 24/7 allowing you an open plan space to work collaboratively and develop your projects.

You will also have access to our brand-new workshop that offers you a place to fabricate models and experiment with technology, materials, and processes. The workshop is fully equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, and traditional tools and machinery.

Campus Information

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Located in the heart of Geelong, the Geelong Waterfront Campus has spectacular views of the bay. Used as wool stores in the 19th century, this campus has been renovated to create an impressive, modern space that offers an inspiring study environment. The unique mix of old and new allows for engaging and creative spaces, and its central location means students can visit Geelong’s central business district between classes. In 2019 a new ferry travelling between Melbourne and Geelong was launched. The ferry offers a comfortable and convenient mode of transport. It docks a short walk from the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Train and bus services are also regularly available between Geelong and Melbourne.


  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career outcomes

Deakin architecture graduates work across the globe, from the UK, Berlin, and Oslo to China, Dubai, and the US. Our graduates have pursued the following roles:

  • 3D architectural modeler
  • architectural consultant or designer
  • building designer
  • building project manager
  • design coordinator
  • quantity surveyor
  • structural drafter.

Once you’ve completed further studies in a Master of Architecture and have gained your registration to practice, you can pursue a career as a practicing architect and work in private architectural practices, government organizations, property development, or other building and design fields.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


  • AISSCE (Class XII) : 65%

supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.