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We are no longer accepting enrolments for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies. Please refer to our Bachelor of Design in Architecture.
Globally, Architects are redefining the built and natural environment. By studying a Bachelor of Architectural Studies in Australia, graduates will learn fundamental theories and practical application through a strong focus on design, construction and communication.
Our students can advance into the next chapter of their architecture career by graduating sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees.
Hands-on access to leading architectural technologies
As an architecture student at Bond, students have full access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology at the Abedian School of Architecture, and enjoy 24/7 access to the impressive building, designed by Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham of CRAB Studio, London. Learn from our leading academics in small-class sizes and in a dedicated studio environment.
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.
- Learn in a state-of-the-art building designed by renowned architects Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham
- Take a hands-on approach to learning with access to the innovative art workshop and fabrication lab
- Immerse yourself in a collaborative design studio environment and learn in small class sizes
- Unprecedented access to world-renowned architects through the Architecture Lecture Series
About the program
The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) at the Abedian School of Architecture is designed to create emerging architectural professionals with fundamental competencies in design ability, problem solving, technical skill, and theoretical frameworks, that give graduates the capability to address complex problems of the built and natural environment in the 21st century and beyond. Show more
The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) at the Abedian School of Architecture is designed to create emerging architectural professionals with fundamental competencies in design ability, problem solving, technical skill, and theoretical frameworks, that give graduates the capability to address complex problems of the built and natural environment in the 21st century and beyond. Professional architectural concerns of detailing, documentation, and basic practice concepts are delivered to establish a foundational basis for the commercial world of architectural practice. The Bachelor of Architectural Studies developed by the Abedian School of Architecture places emphasis on developing students that are experienced in innovative technologies and are adventurous in their creative design. This program recognises the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures in a globalised world where there are modernising threats to traditional cultures, complexities in generating sustainable environments and constant change in technological aspects of modern life. Public engagement is fostered through an annual lecture series that highlights the work and ideas of national and international practitioners and academics; special exhibitions of work; and various forms of publication and dissemination. This degree provides the pathway for a career as a professional architect. Graduates of this program may progress to the Master of Architecture upon application and review of undergraduate performance. Completion of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies does not qualify for automatic entry to the Masters. Show less
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The vision of the architect is responsible for the creation of the smallest of dwellings through to complex megacities. As such, architecture requires comprehensive skills relating to design, planning, construction, technology and communication. The architectural process can vary in complexity and scale, enabling architects to undertake a variety of projects from exhibitions, interior refurbishments and residential dwellings through to public buildings, large scale infrastructure and urban design.
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)
Students choose one (1) elective from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects.
A study tour is also available as an elective option for students.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2019 fees: $19,080 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2020 fees: $20,040 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
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.
The following table provides comparative information for those domestic students admitted into this program on the sole basis of their OP/ATAR in the January semester 2019.
|ATAR based offers only, across all offer rounds||ATAR (OP in QLD)|
(Excluding adjustment factors)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer||OP4/ATAR 95||95|
|Median rank to receive an offer||OP8/ATAR 84||84|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||OP13/ATAR 73||74|
Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2019.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
Architecture Design Charrette
What better way to introduce our incoming Architecture cohort to student life then with our annual Design Charrette. The Architecture Design Charrette is an opportunity for first year, second year and Masters students to interact and work together in groups. Each year, a respected guest is brought to campus to lead the Charrette along with our highly qualified academics. Students are sent to a local location and are given a design orientated task to work on during the week. The team then reports back to the guest, academics, and peers with their findings and designs.
Take a look below at our previous Design Charrette experiences.