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How is our Built Environment changing after 2020

Apartment building decorated with plants

2020 has been rough for our rural and urban infrastructure – we started the years with some of the worst bush fires in history and then straight into a pandemic which saw big city buildings desolate for months. How can we plan our future living and working environments so that they can adapt and withstand unforeseen circumstances?

As our life and work habits change, the way we use buildings is changing too. There are all sorts of problems within housing, schools, offices, hospitals and other infrastructure that need solving. The world needs more creative architects that have an eye for beautiful yet sustainable and functional building design. 

In order to be a successful architect that makes a mark, you need a balance of creativity, problem-solving skills and technical ability to design buildings.

To be part of change that is needed to suit our environment through architecture, a skills based-degree will give you the fundamentals of architecture with a strong emphasis on sustainability and future-proofing our spaces.

Get skills so you can work and study

To become a qualified architect, you need two qualifications; a Bachelor degree and a Masters. That means it takes at least 5 years to become a qualified architect. 

If you want to become an architect but the time commitment seems daunting, the Bachelor of the Built Environment is designed as a pathway into your Masters. You can start working in the building design field through your studies

Come to an information session about a building design degree

Information sessions give you the opportunity to ask questions about the Bachelor of the Built Environment to lecturers who teach the program.

Draft up your career in architecture

Many of our graduates go on to do the prestigious Masters degrees at Melbourne University and Swinburne. The extra years of study don’t stop them from getting their foot in the door of the architecture world though.

A lot of our alumna work as drafts-people and building designers while they study their Master’s degree. Many well-known Melbourne architecture practices come to Melbourne Polytechnic head-hunting graduates because they know that they receive on-the-ground experience through their studies.

We mentor you in small classes

If you do your degree at a traditional uni, you could be sharing a lecture theatre with 300 other students.

If you don’t want to get lost in a sea of faces, our small classes led by supportive teachers who are practicing architects.

They’ve been in your position and know what it takes to be career-ready. A more personal approach to learning allows you to develop your skills whilst mastering the fundamentals of practice. It’s more like being mentored than studying.

Build up your professional practice

When you study with us, we make you career-ready. 

We give you an opportunity to put your education into real-world practice while connecting with the right people in the architecture world. It always helps to have good connections to your industry.

Everything you need to know before you start your building design career

Information sessions give you the opportunity to ask about your building design degree from lecturers who teach the program. Sessions are free and no-obligation. We want to arm you with as much information as possible as we know that taking the step into education is a big decision.

Book an information session for your chance to have a chat with our lecturers and explore how a degree with Melbourne Polytechnic helps you become career-ready in architecture.