Courses

Bachelor of the Built Environment

The Bachelor of the Built Environment provides you with advanced knowledge of design and architecture, building construction techniques, client briefs, sustainable principals and substantial knowledge about the practice of architecture.

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Design your career

Gain valuable skills and knowledge in the fields of design, architecture and urban design. You will learn the latest theory and techniques from our industry-experienced teachers. Importantly, you will develop a substantial knowledge base around the built environment, design solutions and acquire transferrable skills that apply across a range of roles.

You will gain:

  • Advanced technical skills and a substantial knowledge base including design principles and theories relating to the practice of architecture
  • Be able to create innovate design solutions that respond effectively to client briefs, sustainable principles and that are sympathetic to the surrounding natural and built environments
  • Have the knowledge to articulate appropriate construction techniques, materials and building services into design solutions mindful of embodied energy
  • Be able to problem-solve using a variety of techniques and tools in order to synthesise and apply knowledge to a range of planning and design tasks of varying size and complexity

The Bachelor of the Built Environment was developed following rigorous consultation with industry stakeholders and benchmarking with comparative courses within Australia to ensure that students have essential skills as required by architects at the undergraduate level. Take this opportunity to build your future with Melbourne Polytechnic.

The Bachelor of the Built Environment was accredited in late 2013, with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Course design includes input from a range of stakeholders including architectural and construction firms, ensuring theoretical and practical coverage.

The Bachelor of the Built Environment is aligned to the recommendations of the Australian Institute of Architects Standards for Undergraduate Programs in Architecture.

Articulation

The Bachelor of the Built Environment has been designed to enable students to articulate from the 22268VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) and receive the equivalent of up 11 subject credits (approximately three semesters).

You will be required to submit a folio of work and attend an interview.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods will include a blend of design presentations (‘pin-ups’ and oral presentations), model making, portfolios, essays, reports, reflective journals, case studies and analyses, projects, tests and exams.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For further information on our Bachelor of the Built Environment, please call an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

HEBBE

VTAC Code

Epping 6900210232

Campuses

EPPING

Department

Professional Practice - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Part-time: 6 years


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Studio Based, Classroom

Fees

Full Course Fee: $44250

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

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Assessment Methods

Assessment methods will include a blend of design presentations (‘pin-ups’ and oral presentations), model making, portfolios, essays, reports, reflective journals, case studies and analyses, projects, tests and exams

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course inducation or class enrolment by the teaching department

Entrance Requirements

  • minimum score of 25 in any English VCE Units 3 and 4 subjects, or equivalent
  • minimum score of 20 in any Maths
Mature Age Students:
  • minimum two years relevant industry experience
  • you must participate in selection interview so as to demonstrate capability to undertake work at degree level study and display personal attributes suitable for the profession

Pathways to further study

On successful completion of the Bachelor of the Built Environment, you may be eligible for entry into postgraduate Master of Architecture study at other institutions

Career Pathways

Graduates can work in Architectural Design or Building Design firms. With the required experience, graduates can apply for registration with the Victorian Building Authority in the relevant category

Enrolment Intake

  • February

International Students

Code

HEBBE

CRICOS Code

081679D

Campuses

EPPING

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Modes of Delivery

Studio Based, Classroom

Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 or equivalent as outlined in Melbourne Polytechnic's English Proficiency Policy. Pearson PTE Academic 58 overall with no individual communicative skill below 50, or recognised equivalency
Other: you must submit a folio of work. If you are shortlisted, you will be required to attend an interview

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods will include a blend of design presentations (‘pin-ups’ and oral presentations), model making, portfolios, essays, reports, reflective journals, case studies and analyses, projects, tests and exams

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $8200
  • Tuition fees per year: $16400
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Pathways to further study

On successful completion of the Bachelor of the Built Environment, you may be eligible for entry into postgraduate Master of Architecture study at other institutions

Career Pathways

Graduates can work in Architectural Design or Building Design firms. With the required experience, graduates can apply for registration with the Victorian Building Authority in the relevant category

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subjects
BBE111 DESIGN PRINCIPLES
BBE112 BUILDING TECHNOLOGY PRINCIPLES
BBE113 HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE: MELBOURNE ARCHITECTURE AND ITS CONTEXT
BBE121 DESIGN (IN CONTEXT) STUDIO 1
BBE122 BUILDING TECHNOLOGY I
BBE123 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION, DOCUMENTATION AND PRACTICE I
BBE211 DESIGN (IN CONTEXT) STUDIO II
BBE212 BUILDING TECHNOLOGY II
BBE213 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION, DOCUMENTATION AND PRACTICE II
BBE221 DESIGN (IN CONTEXT) STUDIO III
BBE223 THE CITY AND COMMUNITY PLANNING
BBE311 DESIGN (IN CONTEXT) STUDIO IV
BBE321 DESIGN (IN CONTEXT) STUDIO V
BBE322 DOCUMENTATION AND OFFICE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
BBE323 HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE