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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Design (Architecture) / Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Provide advice on the financial and legal aspects of construction and buildings, and develop the skills needed to design those buildings and construction projects. Undertake field trips and site visits, and receive professional accreditation to graduate job ready.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
5 years full-time
Course Code
ID18, 096573B
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$8,600 per year / $43,000 total
International Fees
$32,300 per year / $161,500 total

About this course

  • Be able to provide professional advice to the construction industry on the financial and legal aspects of new constructions and operation of existing buildings, as well as designing the environments and buildings.
  • Learn to manage and administer construction costs and contracts, bills of quantities, tender appraisals, valuations, project audits, property taxation and life cycle cost advice.
  • Study building management, cost planning, building development and research, policy development , measurement and construction and legal issues.
  • Gain practical experience on field trips, site visits, and industry placements.
  • Use your combined architecture and quantity surveying and cost engineering skills in careers with private developers, government bodies and communities to enhance established neighbourhoods, and shape new suburbs, cities and regions.
  • Progress onto the proposed two year Master of Architecture (available from 2022) and gain the required practical experience to become an architect.

Study locations

Gardens Point

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

Graduates are employed on major public or private construction projects in the areas of contracts, planning and scheduling, estimating and cost controls, risk management, and supply chain and procurement. You may find employment with quantity surveying firms, engineering and project management firms, government departments or authorities, building contractors, financiers or property developers.

Professional recognition

The quantity surveying and cost engineering course has accreditations with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

On completion of the two-year Master of Architecture and the required period of practical experience, graduates are eligible to sit for registration as an architect in Australia.

Possible careers
  • Architect
  • Project Developer
  • Quantity Surveyor

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