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Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Bond University
2 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Gold Coast
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Program description

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Architects of the future are fast becoming responsible for more than just designing buildings. By studying a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Bond, graduates will become part of the new generation of architects. At Bond, you will learn to use theoretical and practical experience to solve the problems of the future through a focus on design, construction and communication.

Our students are able to step into the next chapter of their architecture career by graduating sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees.

As an architecture student at Bond, students have access to all the architecture equipment and studios within the Abedian School of Architecture and enjoy 24/7 access to the impressive building. This is due to the university-wide approach to small-class sizes and the School’s dedication to industry-simulated studio environments. As part of the School’s focus on creating graduates who push the architectural profession forward, students work on practical hands-on projects within The Workshop and Digital Fabrication Lab.

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Admission requirements

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

Other applicants may be considered for admission on provision of the following:
A portfolio of design work - no more than six A4 pages of your own work, submitted electronically as one PDF document, not exceeding 10MB. The portfolio should contain a variety of work chosen from mediums such as drawing (freehand or mechanical), computer-aided design, painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, digital media, design technology, or crafts. The assessors are looking for creativity, imagination and skill so the portfolio should include evidence that illustrates your ability to think and communicate visually, as well as demonstrating any experience you have with a range of media and techniques. Images should be accompanied with text to explain what is shown. A cover page may be in addition to the prescribed six-page limit.

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Program content

This degree prepares graduates with theoretical and practical experience relating to design, problem solving, construction and communication that can be applied to a wide range of careers. Graduates of this degree may gain employment in architectural firms, government, construction, development, infrastructure and planning industries in Australia and around the world.

The strategic thinking, visual creativity, public engagement, design and technology skills, and entrepreneurial outlook developed in this degree provide graduates with a wide range of career opportunities such as the creative industries. Many architectural graduates establish careers in design studios, virtual environment design (such as gaming, cinema and animation), web and graphic design, fashion, advertising, industrial design, arts management and the visual arts.

To become a registered architect, you are required to complete both an undergraduate and postgraduate qualification as well as requisite work experience.

This program is sequentially structured to prepare you with the necessary knowledge and expertise to continually develop and apply your skills in a variety of contexts.

University core subjects (3)

  • CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
  • CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE 2)
  • CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action (CORE 3)


Orientation/Safety Induction
A compulsory orientation and workshop induction is held during O week for all new students. Attendance is mandatory.
Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Integrated architectural studios (6)

  • Architectural Design Studio 1 (10cp) (ARCH11-111)
  • Architectural Design Studio 2 (20cp) (ARCH11-212)
  • Architectural Design Studio 3 (20cp) (ARCH12-213)
  • Architectural Design Studio 4 (20cp) (ARCH12-214)
  • Architectural Design Studio 5 (20cp) (ARCH13-215)
  • Architectural Design Studio 6 (20cp) (ARCH13-216)

Architecture subjects (9)

  • Design Communication: Architectural Drawing (ARCH11-112)
  • Design Communication: NURBS Modelling (ARCH11-113)
  • History & Theory: Industrial Revolution to Present (ARCH11-114)
  • Design Communication: Building Information Modelling (ARCH12-115)
  • Design Communication: Parametric Modelling (ARCH12-116)
  • History & Theory: Ancient to Enlightenment (ARCH12-117)
  • Architectural Technology: Practice Methods (ARCH13-118)
  • Architectural Technology: Structural Design (ARCH13-119)
  • Philosophy of Design (ARCH13-120)

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About this institute

Bond University

Bond University

At Bond University, we do things differently. Known for our small class sizes, three-semester-per-year timetable and state-of-the-art facilities, Bond University has been named in the global top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education Ranking of the Best Small Universities...

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