Design

Bachelor of Architectural Technology

CRICOS 114510H
Delivered by
Billy Blue College of Design
Bachelor of Architectural Technology

What is a Bachelor of Architectural Technology?

A Bachelor of Architectural Technology prepares you to design and document innovative buildings using new and emerging digital technologies. The first course of its kind in Australia, you will gain expertise in computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM), giving you the skills required for a successful career in the built environment industry. The course will teach you the architectural fundamentals required to design high performing buildings, including concept development, digital modelling and construction documentation. Throughout the course, you will learn the core digital, material and structural principles applied to designing and documenting buildings to industry specification.

Explore energy efficiency, sustainable performance and societal concerns. You will learn to leverage the latest CAD software in a BIM approach to propose new built environments that are comprised of valuable physical and digital layers of experience.

Mentored by industry experts, you will undertake live client briefs during your studies which will develop your practice in a professional design environment. In your final year, you will complete an Architectural Capstone project for which you will research and develop a building proposal of hybrid typologies across public, commercial and residential interactive experiences.

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Learning outcomes

  • Develop sound knowledge of the entire architectural design process.
  • Leverage a range of technologies used in creating innovative built environments.
  • Explore new ways that materials and construction assemblies can provide sustainable solutions.
  • Apply an inside-out approach to building design by creating fully immersive digital environments.
  • Learn how 3D modelling and game engines can influence a range of architectural design proposals.
  • Evaluate human needs and the impact of new architectural artefacts for optimal spatial planning.
  • Develop your knowledge of electrical, mechanical, plumbing and structural engineering services to develop integrated building solutions.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated
Start date
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd T/A Billy Blue College of Design.

*For more details on international student study options.

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A modern, practical curriculum
Study the latest in architectural technology and get hands-on experience through live briefs or internships and a capstone project.

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Lead architectural innovation
Design for good as you harness the power of emerging technologies, such as a BIM digital twin to support sustainability and a circular economy.

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Master industry-standard software
Become an expert with the software that architectural firms use today including SketchUp Pro, Unreal Engine, Rhino, Grasshopper and Revit BIM.
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Career opportunities

Upon graduating, you will be equipped for immediate employment, bringing with you an extensive understanding of how technology and design interact within an architectural context. This qualification will provide you with an in-demand skillset ready to enter the architectural services industry in a variety of roles. You will also be prepared to apply to enter a Master of Architecture course, leading to work experience and the architectural exam, if your goal is to become a registered architect.

Potential career paths

  • Architectural Technologist
    Average salary: $58,000 - $102,000
  • Architectural Project Manager
    Average salary: $86,250 - $126,250
  • Designer
    Average salary: $80,610 - $131,108
Scott Skipworth |Interior Design and Creative Technology | Staff
Architectural Technology is exciting, as professional practice is now shifting towards the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality that Torrens has been exploring with key industry partners for several years.
Scott Skipworth
Program Director, Built Environment

Subjects and units

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives

Requirements

Complete seven core subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Design Context | DCX101
  • Design Drawing | DDW100
  • Digital Environments and Human Scale | ARC101
  • History of Architecture, Interior Design and Decoration | INT101
  • Principles of Structure | ARC102
  • Architectural Studio 1 | ARC103
  • Immersive Digital Experience | INT201

Requirements

Complete seven core subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Material Science and Sustainability | ARC201
  • Theories of Space and Place | IDR206A
  • Systems and Documentation 2: Commercial | IDC302A
  • Computational Architecture | ARC202
  • Problem Based Learning Studio | PBL202
  • The Building as an Organism | ARC203
  • Architectural Studio 2 | ARC204

Requirements

Complete six core subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Social Enterprise | SEN301
  • BIM: Sustainable Building Life Cycles | ARC301
  • Work Integrated Learning | WIL302/WIL302B
  • Systems and Documentation 3: Nominated | IDC304A
  • Architectural Capstone Part A | ARC302
  • Architectural Capstone Part B | ARC303

Requirements

Choose four electives.

Elective subjects

  • 3D Asset Creation | ACR103
  • Game Design Principles | GDP102
  • Game Production Foundation | GPF104
  • Interaction Design | DIG103A
  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems | CAO107
  • JavaScript Fundamentals | JSF100
  • Concepts in Artificial Intelligence | CAI104
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing | ICC104
  • Joinery and Finishes | DJF100
  • Advanced 3D Asset Creation | AAC202
  • Hard Surface and Environment Modelling | HSE200
  • Procedural Geometry and Workflow | PGW200
  • Animation Principles | ANP100
  • Game Development PlayStation | GDP204
  • Python Fundamentals | PYF200
  • UX Fundamentals | UXF200
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence | AAI202
  • Environment Design 3 (Commercial) | IDC208A
  • Systems and Documentation 4 Residential | IDR304A
  • Portfolio and Industry Experience | BID302A

Technology

Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Diploma of Design

      CRICOS 094008C

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    • Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

      CRICOS 092484B

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  • Bachelor courses ( 3 options )
    • Bachelor of Architectural Technology

      CRICOS 114510H

    • Bachelor of Interior Design Commercial

      CRICOS 105417B

      View course
    • Bachelor of Interior Design Residential

      CRICOS 105419M

      View course

Postgraduate

  • Graduate Certificate of Design

    CRICOS 114513E

    4 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    6 months full time, 1 year part time

    Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

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  • Master of Design

    CRICOS 114511G

    9 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    Master of Design (Cognate) 1.5 years, Master of Design (Non-Cognate) 2 years full time, part time options available

    Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

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Industry partners and work placements

The big difference at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections.

Complete an industry brief or internship

Engage with industry throughout your course as you complete an industry brief or internship, gaining valuable work experience in your dream field.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification of Australian MSF training package or other from a registered training organisation (RTO)

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification

OR

Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent and
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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