Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Queensland University of Technology
Institution rating
From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

Architecture engages with the design, theory and practice of making spaces and environments for human activity. This degree focuses on sustainable systems and the application of advanced digital design tools to address sustainability. Students will be inspired and empowered to create environments with a positive impact on human health, environmental quality, social relationships and urban systems. Students undertake architectural design projects with a practical edge which will require them to think logically about how buildings function and are constructed. Designers learn and develop these skills in synthesis with innovative and creative thinking. Students can progress on to a two-year Master of Architecture and gain the required practical experience to be an architect.

Career Insights from SEEK

Roles related to this course: Draftsperson, Designer, Graphic Designer, Project Manager, and 3 more.


This course is recognised by Architects Accreditation Council of Australia and Australian Institute of Architects.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Gardens Point

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit Queensland University of Technology's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit Queensland University of Technology's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Queensland University of Technology can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit Queensland University of Technology's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Career Insights

Explore roles related to this industry:

Related rolesJob satisfactionMost common salaryJobs on SEEK
Powered by SEEK Career Advice

What are students saying?

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
Queensland University of Technology
(2 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)Queensland University of Technology
Graduation date2010
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
My experience studying architecture at QUT was mixed... I was part of the first cohort to complete the new Bachelor of Design (Architecture) degree and the course itself was still under construction at the time. There was a curious mix of old-and-new units and course materials and some disconnect between the subjects. I also found that the course didn't provide much support in regard to finding employment, nor preparing students for entering architectural practice. By the 4th year, it was implied that knowledge regarding architectural standards, building codes, etc. would be gained from our employment, while QUT would look after critiquing and developing our design ability and architectural theory. Unfortunately, it meant for those of us who weren't yet employed in the industry, there was still a great deal of knowledge missing and I felt ill-prepared when first gaining a graduate position. That said, the lecturers and professors were excellent and it was a great envirnoment in which to learn from fascinating and diverse architects, designers, project managers, etc. The course also provided plenty of opportunities to diversify our electives in 3rd and 4th year, allowing us to select from a broad range of subjects from within and outside the built environment/design faculty.
Published May 2018
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)Queensland University of Technology
Graduation date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Provides a reasonable expanse of knowledge concerning design however this is absolutely irrelevant for the real industry where young graduates will never be exposed too or dictate design. The course should be more honest and factual about the reality of being simply a CAD monkey for a firm following graduation. Only after a minimum 10 years experience will any architect actually be exposed to design.

SEEK Learning has not verified the truth or accuracy of these comments and does not adopt or endorse any of the comments posted on this page. SEEK Learning collects and posts the comments for what they are worth and for information purposes only to help future students make an informed choice for their education through www.seek.com.au/learning.View our Community Guidelines and further information here.

Hi there
Are you currently studying or have you completed a course at an education institution in Australia?
Have your say and leave a review - you could win $300!
Sign in  or  Register  to leave a review.

Find out more about this course

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

You may wish to discuss the following with Queensland University of Technology:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
Course information on this page has not been endorsed by the education provider.

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)