With the number of green building projects continuing to double globally every three years, there's never been a better time to learn sustainable principles and techniques in architectural practice. Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of the Built Environment is a contemporary degree, developed in rigorous consultation with industry and accredited in late 2013 to reflect current industry concerns and developments. You'll gain practical skills and knowledge in the fields of design, architecture and urban design. Our industry-based teachers will share the latest theory and techniques, with an emphasis on sustainability in development. Your resulting substantial and current knowledge base and transferable skills will apply to a range of roles.A degree developed to address current industry concerns
The Bachelor of The Built Environment course was developed around input from a range of stakeholders including architectural and construction firms. The content is aligned to the recommendations of the Australian Institute of Architects Standards for Undergraduate Programs in Architecture, ensuring that students have the essential current theoretical and practical skills required by architects at the undergraduate level. Melbourne Polytechnic is the only architectural school in the northern Melbourne suburbs and students have the opportunity to work on projects with local northern stakeholders, such as the City of Whittlesea and Cloverton Estate. If you've previously completed the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), you can move in this qualification with up to 9 subject credits, cutting up to three semesters from the length of your study.Design a future in architecture and design
You'll graduate with qualifications and real-world experience that may lead to employment in architectural design or building design firms. Your advanced technical skills and substantial knowledge base with a focus on sustainable principles and design sympathetic to surrounding environments could be in high demand, as green building projects increase and architecture and building design continue to be forward-thinking industries with an eye to the future.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
Applicants with higher education
Applicants with work and life experience
Graduates can work in Architectural Design or Building Design firms.