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Bachelor of Building Design

  • Bachelor

Applications are still open to start your studies in March 2020, refer to the How to Apply section for details. Equip yourself with the skills needed to provide creative, practical and sustainable construction designs for clients by studying the Bachelor of Building Design.

Key details

Degree Type
5 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode

About this course

The Bachelor of Building Design will provide you with an understanding of construction, structures, building materials and services, sustainability, professional practice, and communication, to prepare you as a confident and capable building industry professional. If you have a vocational education and training (VET) qualification in building or related trades and would like to increase your employability by up-skilling, then this course may be for you. You may also be eligible to gain credit for prior learning and reduce the time it takes to complete your degree.You will develop skills in planning and documenting for buildings of any height or floor area, including restorations, renovations, unit development, and extension work.On completion of the required units, you may also be eligible to receive an interim or exit award of the Associate Degree of Building Design.Study part-time by online study and benefit from the flexibility to work and gain practical experience while you learn.Successful completion of this award satisfies the educational requirements for the Building Design - Open Licence issued by the Building Services Authority, Queensland.

Entry requirements

English Requirements: If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of: a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or tertiary diploma level qualification, or bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency. If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15. English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate. Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge Domestic students - Assumed Knowledge - English (4, SA), and Maths A or B (4, SA)

Study locations


How to apply

Tip: Horizontal scrolling available on larger tablesQueenslandONL: 851345New South WalesONL: 160231VictoriaMEL: 1700110401 If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete y