Architectural Design - F2001

Architectural Design

Bachelor degree

Architects combine creative vision and technical expertise to help shape the built environment. Successful architecture can help revitalise a city, make housing affordable or help us live more sustainably.

With this straight-from-school architecture course, you will specialise from year one, and learn to respond to a range of complex contemporary issues facing the built environment to become a thoughtful maker of the world of tomorrow.

Architectural Design is the first stage of our five-year Bachelor/Master professional qualification in architecture. Successful completion of the Bachelor degree guarantees access into the Master of Architecture course. Highly talented students can also apply to the Scholars program.

Over half of your study is undertaken through Architecture Design Studios. You will:

  • investigate design ideas and processes, mentored by leading academics and architects from around the world
  • work with various media, from drawing to digital fabrication and at different scales, from models to full-scale design/make buildings
  • learn to test design ideas and critically observe their implications with peers in small boutique studios
  • gain understanding of architecture in its broad context while undertaking studies that let you interact with communities and work on projects that benefit others
  • explore global issues and discover how to apply your knowledge to create local solutions

You may study part of your degree at the Monash Centre in Prato, Italy, or choose a travelling studio, taking you interstate or overseas.

Architecture is a creative discipline, offered alongside Fine Art and Design at Monash. This provides opportunities for collaboration through interdisciplinary studios and development as a sensitive urban professional.

Architecture presents substantial career opportunities in Australia and internationally. You may find yourself contributing to a wide range of buildings or large-scale urban projects. Our graduates work in private practices and for government, with opportunities as designers, policy advisors, project managers or in community development.

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At a glance


- Range of criteria
65.75 Note2016 lowest ATAR offer

*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.
Please note: Monash Guarantee is not available for the Scholars Program.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Duration: 3 years (full time)
Start date: First Semester (February)
2016 course requirements

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

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Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

With a specialist course at Monash you begin study in your area of interest from day one. If you have a specific career goal or more specific field of study firmly in your sights, this may be the option for you. These courses are designed to ensure you have the right combination of skills needed for your professional field.

The course develops through theme studies in Architectural design, Technologies and environments, History and theory, and Communication. These will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.

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Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.