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Your journey towards becoming a registered architect starts here

Architects of the future are fast becoming responsible for more than just designing buildings. By studying a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Bond, graduates will become part of the new generation of architects. At Bond, you will learn to use theoretical and practical experience to solve the problems of the future through a focus on design, construction and communication.

Our students are able to step into the next chapter of their architecture career by graduating sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees.

Hands-on access to leading architectural technologies

Bond University Assistant Professor Jonathan Nelson from the Abedian School of Architecture is utilising new and emerging tools and technologies for design and construction of the built environment, along with the development of the knowledge base required for architects to integrate them.

As an architecture student at Bond, students have access to all the architecture equipment and studios within the Abedian School of Architecture and enjoy 24/7 access to the impressive building. This is due to the university-wide approach to small-class sizes and the School’s dedication to industry-simulated studio environments.

As part of the School’s focus on creating graduates who push the architectural profession forward, students work on practical hands-on projects within The Workshop and Digital Fabrication Lab.

Key features

  • Experience first-hand state-of-the-art technology like, 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC Routers and industrial robots
  • Enjoy learning in small class sizes and a dedicated studio environment
  • Learn from industry-leading architects through tutorials, critiques, competitions and the Architecture Lecture Series

About the program

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) at the Abedian School of Architecture is designed to create emerging architectural professionals with fundamental competencies in design ability, problem solving, technical skill, and theoretical frameworks, that give graduates the capability to address complex problems of the built and natural environment in the 21st century and beyond. Show more

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) at the Abedian School of Architecture is designed to create emerging architectural professionals with fundamental competencies in design ability, problem solving, technical skill, and theoretical frameworks, that give graduates the capability to address complex problems of the built and natural environment in the 21st century and beyond. Professional architectural concerns of detailing, documentation, and basic practice concepts are delivered to establish a foundational basis for the commercial world of architectural practice. The Bachelor of Architectural Studies developed by the Abedian School of Architecture places emphasis on developing students that are experienced in innovative technologies and are adventurous in their creative design. This program recognises the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures in a globalised world where there are modernising threats to traditional cultures, complexities in generating sustainable environments and constant change in technological aspects of modern life. Public engagement is fostered through an annual lecture series that highlights the work and ideas of national and international practitioners and academics; special exhibitions of work; and various forms of publication and dissemination. This degree provides the pathway for a career as a professional architect. Graduates of this program may progress to the Master of Architecture upon application and review of undergraduate performance. Completion of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies does not qualify for automatic entry to the Masters. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2018
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaArchitecture and Built Environment
Program codeSD-90006
CRICOS code072544E
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The vision of the architect is responsible for the creation of the smallest of dwellings through to complex megacities. As such, architecture requires comprehensive skills relating to design, planning, construction, technology and communication. The architectural process can vary in complexity and scale, enabling architects to undertake a variety of projects from exhibitions, interior refurbishments and residential dwellings through to public buildings, large scale infrastructure and urban design.

This degree prepares graduates with theoretical and practical experience relating to design, problem solving, construction and communication that can be applied to a wide range of careers. Graduates of this degree may gain employment in architectural firms, government, construction, development, infrastructure and planning industries in Australia and around the world.

The strategic thinking, visual creativity, public engagement, design and technology skills, and entrepreneurial outlook developed in this degree provide graduates with a wide range of career opportunities such as the creative industries. Many architectural graduates establish careers in design studios, virtual environment design (such as gaming, cinema and animation), web and graphic design, fashion, advertising, industrial design, arts management and the visual arts.

To become a registered architect, you are required to complete both an undergraduate and postgraduate qualification as well as requisite work experience.

View the Bachelor of Architectural Studies - Program Structure and Sequencing

This program is sequentially structured to prepare you with the necessary knowledge and expertise to continually develop and apply your skills in a variety of contexts.

University core subjects (3)

Plus

Integrated architectural studios (6)

Architecture subjects (9)

Electives (1)

Students choose one (1) elective from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects.

A study tour is also available as an elective option for students. 

The total program fees for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies are:

  • $100,920
  • $101,928

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

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

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

Other applicants may be considered for admission on provision of the following:

A portfolio of design work - no more than six A4 pages of your own work, submitted electronically as one PDF document, not exceeding 10MB. The portfolio should contain a variety of work chosen from mediums such as drawing (freehand or mechanical), computer-aided design, painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, digital media, design technology, or crafts. The assessors are looking for creativity, imagination and skill so the portfolio should include evidence that illustrates your ability to think and communicate visually, as well as demonstrating any experience you have with a range of media and techniques. Images should be accompanied with text to explain what is shown. A cover page may be in addition to the prescribed six-page limit.

The following table provides comparative information for those students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2017.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP3/ATAR 9696
75th percentile rank to receive an offerOP6/ATAR 88.9089
Median percentile rank to receive an offerOP8/ATAR 8485
25th percentile rank to receive an offerOP12/ATAR 73.9074
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP14/ATAR 6669

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Architecture at Bond

Take a tour - Meet an Academic

We encourage you to reach out to us: [email protected] if you are interested in taking a guided tour through our Architecture facilities. We can also get you in touch with an Architecture academic who can answer any questions / queries you may have about the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University (via telephone, email or in person).

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