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Bachelor of Built Environment

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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.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
HEBBE, 081679D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Build a sustainable skillset

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent with a minimum ATAR score of 65.
  • Minimum score of 25 in one of the VCE Units 3 and 4 subjects or equivalent.
  • Minimum score of 25 in any maths.
  • Participate in a selection interview.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

  • Completion of the Melbourne Polytechnic Advanced Diploma of Building Design or equivalent at another institution.
  • Applicants with qualifications in related (e.g. Interior Design) fields to be assessed individually.
  • Participate in a selection interview and presentation of a folio of work.

Applicants with higher education

  • A complete or incomplete higher education qualification.
  • Participate in a selection interview.

Applicants with work and life experience

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant industry experience.
  • Participate in a selection interview.

Study locations

Epping

Career pathways

Graduates can work in Architectural Design or Building Design firms.

  • Building Design Draftsperson
  • Building Design Assistant
  • Architect Assistant
  • Building Planner
  • Architectural Technician
  • Building Designer
  • Architect (on completion of Master of Architecture)