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Monash University

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Architectural Design

  • Bachelor (Honours)

The building industry needs engineering professionals with strong architectural knowledge.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$7,500 per year / $37,500 total
International Fees
$46,000 per year / $230,000 total

About this course

The building industry needs engineering professionals with strong architectural knowledge.

The combination of architectural design with civil engineering is an exploration of creative solutions to a wide variety of engineering and social problems, like looking at sustainable ways to build or renovating existing structures to work more efficiently.

You will graduate with valuable skills for transforming the built environment, from the design of buildings or bridges to renovating existing structures to work more efficiently. The ability to provide solutions through creative thinking and realistic applications will make you attractive to architectural and engineering firms in Australia and overseas.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours),
  • Bachelor of Architectural Design.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either or both in combination.

In architectural design part of your studies you spend more than half of your degree participating in studio learning, guided by industry experts, practising architects and/or academics. You'll collaborate with your peers in small groups to develop responses to a wide range of social and spatial issues. Studio learning replicates the way many architectural and design practices operate.

For your architectural studies there is no need to have previously studied any design subjects as our first year has been developed to ensure all students gain the necessary foundation skills in freehand and computer-aided drawing to be successful in the degree and in architectural practice.

Monash hosts some of the world's most advanced engineering facilities, including the largest wind tunnel in the southern hemisphere, a next-generation immersive hybrid 2D and 3D virtual reality environment, and one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes.

Upon completion of the double degree, you will be a qualified engineer. With a Master of Architecture degree, you can also become a registered architect.

Professional recognition

The Monash Engineering degree is accredited by Engineers Australia. This means that your qualification will be automatically recognised in 17 countries across the globe.

Professional development

This course requires students to complete a total of 420 hours of continuous professional development, in order to graduate. This professional development may be in the form of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment or an equivalent combination of approved professional development and/or engineering employment, taken throughout the duration of the course. Students are required to submit a series of reflections on their experience, with particular reference to development of each of the key Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.

Career options

Work in a range of role from, architectural technology, registered architect (need to complete the master of architecture), construction and mining companies, civil engineering and infrastructure consultants, interior and spatial design, federal, state and local government organisations, financial and management consultants, project or construction management, property and construction, structural engineering consultancies, sustainable development, urban planning and design.

Discover how our global alumni are making their mark in the world.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Architecture & Building courses at Monash University.
Overall satisfaction
Skill scale
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Employed full-time