Architecture

Be the architect who creates the buildings we need 

At Swinburne, we imagine how things could be better, then make them so. We imagine a world that’s carbon-free. We imagine a world that creates more energy than it consumes, a world that promotes a healthy lifestyle and enhances biodiversity. We believe in the promise of tomorrow.

In our architecture courses, you’ll ask provocative questions in order to enhance the way we live.

Create socially and environmentally responsive designs which simulate and incorporate environmental phenomena. Learn how to create spaces that delight and engage with their feel, look, sound and even smell.

Throw yourself into our cutting-edge studios. Push through industry challenges. Immerse yourself in cross-disciplinary briefs. Analyse, critique, and debate. Celebrate change as you would a turn in season. And above all, stay curious.

Our programs take a whole-of-practice approach, preparing you for employment and business. You’ll develop exceptional design skills and gain an edge with digital workflow.

Broaden your opportunities by integrating other areas of design into your degree. Whether it be communication design, industrial design, sustainability or management, our bespoke learning model lets you design your own degree to make it one-of-a-kind.

Keep advancing with one of our postgraduate courses, including Australia’s first joint Master of Architecture and Urban Design.

Take the first step to becoming an architect with a bachelor degree. Craft the type of architect you want to be with our range of courses.
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Delivery

Full-time, Part-time

Intake

Semester 1 (March 2020)

Fees

$28,077* estimated total cost of course
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with a major in Architectural Engineering

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Delivery

Full-time, Part-time

Intake

Semester 1 (March 2020)
Semester 2 (August 2020)

Fees

$37,436* estimated total cost of course
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Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) (Honours) with an Advanced Minor in Architecture

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Delivery

Full-time, Part-time

Intake

Semester 1 (March 2020)
Semester 2 (August 2020)

Fees

$37,436* estimated total cost of course
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* Fees are estimates only: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester. Students who participate in a six or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

Take a deeper dive with a master degree. Hone your skills and prepare for professional practice.
Master of Architecture

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Delivery

Full-time, Part-time

Intake

Semester 2 (August 2019)

Fees

$66,960* estimated total cost of course
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Master of Urban Design

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Delivery

Full-time, Part-time

Intake

Semester 2 (August 2019)

Fees

$66,960* estimated total cost of course
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* Fees are estimates only: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester. Students who participate in a six or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

Delve into mass urbanisation and gain the specialist skills and knowledge required to address its challenges. Australia’s first joint master degree of its kind.
Master of Architecture and Urban Design

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Delivery

Full-time, Part-time

Intake

Semester 2 (August 2019)

Fees

$66,960* estimated total cost of course
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* Fees are estimates only: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2019 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester. Students who participate in a six or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

Take the first step to becoming an architect with a bachelor degree. Craft the type of architect you want to be with our choice of degrees.
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

3 years

Delivery

Full-time

Intake

Semester 1 (March 2019)

Fees

AUD $31,280 (annual for 2019)^
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with a major in Architectural Engineering

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

4 years

Delivery

Full-time

Intake

Semester 1 (March 2019)
Semester 2 (August 2019)

Fees

AUD $35,720 (annual for 2019)^
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Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) (Honours) with an Advanced Minor in Architecture

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

4 years

Delivery

Full-time

Intake

Semester 1 (March 2019)
Semester 2 (August 2019)

Fees

AUD $31,280 (annual for 2019)^
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^ Indicative course fees apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Take a deeper dive with a master degree. Hone your skills and prepare for professional practice.
Master of Architecture

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

2 years

Delivery

Full-time

Intake

Semester 2 (August 2019)

Fees

AUD $35,000 (annual for 2019)^
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Master of Urban Design

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

2 years

Delivery

Full-time

Intake

Semester 2 (August 2019)

Fees

$AUD $35,000 (annual for 2019)^
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^ Indicative course fees apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Delve into mass urbanisation and gain the specialist skills and knowledge required to address its challenges. Australia’s first joint master degree of its kind.
Architecture and Urban Design

Location

Hawthorn campus

Duration

2 years

Delivery

Full-time

Intake

Semester 2 (August 2019)

Fees

$AUD $35,000 (annual for 2019)^
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^ Indicative course fees apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

I learned quickly and outside my comfort zone. The opportunity to travel to New Zealand for a class project showed the benefits of real life architecture and gave me a sense of satisfaction. The workshops and supportive staff helped me turn my ideas into reality.

Nicholas Aylward Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Swinburne Architecture is Victoria’s best

Swinburne is rated Victoria’s best “overall experience” by undergraduate architecture students in The Good Universities Guide 2019.

Entry pathways

We don’t take no for an answer and neither should you. Whether you’re looking for an alternative path to study architecture at Swinburne or you want to make the switch from another university – we have a range of options to help you get where you want to be.