Bachelor of Architectural Technology

  • Awarded by

    Billy Blue College of Design

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated

  • Start Date

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  • Location

    NSW | VIC | QLD | Online

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Interior and Spatial Designer | Building Conservationist | Interior Designer | Office Space Designer | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Combine your passion for design, technology and architecture!

    This Bachelor of Architectural Technology qualification, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, prepares you to design and document innovative buildings using new and emerging digital technologies. The course will teach you the architectural fundamentals required to design high-performing buildings, including concept development, digital modelling, and construction documentation. You will gain expertise in computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM), and get hands on practice with the professional software that architectural firms use today. 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 across public, commercial and residential interactive experiences.

    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.

    Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence

    You'll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you're studying Design with us.

    #1 for Student Support

    Our Interior and Environmental Design courses received the highest ranking for student support in the 2021 QILT Survey.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course, students need to have:

    • Completed Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent, OR
    • Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above, OR
    • Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification, OR
    • Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the Bachelor of Architectural Technology qualification delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, you will cover the following subjects:

    Year 1

    • Design Context
    • Design Drawing
    • Digital Environments and Human Scale
    • History of Architecture, Interior Design and Decoration
    • Principles of Structure
    • Architectural Studio 1
    • Immersive Digital Experience

    Year 2

    • Material Science and Sustainability
    • Theories of Space and Place
    • Systems and Documentation 2: Commercial
    • Computational Architecture
    • Problem Based Learning Studio
    • The Building as an Organism
    • Architectural Studio 2

    Year 3

    • Social Enterprise
    • BIM: Sustainable Building Life Cycles
    • Work Integrated Learning
    • Systems and Documentation 3: Nominated
    • Architectural Capstone Part A
    • Architectural Capstone Part B
  • Why Billy Blue College of Design?

    Billy Blue College of Design is the design and creative technology faculty at Torrens University Australia, and home to the industry’s best and brightest. They’re known for our engagement with industry and employability focus, with courses developed in collaboration with industry leaders.

    You'll study in iconic, inspirational spaces where ideas flourish, and our educators are adventurous and eager to share their craft, and industry contacts. During your studies, you’ll master the practical skills you need back up your imagination and gain the commercial skills you need to scale up your career.

    Best of all, university admission needn’t be a worry. You don’t need an ATAR to study with Billy Blue, just a passion to learn, and that hard-earned work-life experience counts too.

    You’ll benefit from the dedicated support of Course Advisors and Success Coaches, who can help you navigate your career dreams and study goals.

    And, with all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part-time, on-campus, online, or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On successful completion of this course, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, you will be awarded the nationally recognised Bachelor of Architectural Technology qualification. The course will ensure that you have in-depth knowledge of both fundamentals of architecture and most up to date architectural software and tech, and that you can start performing confidently in one of many architectural roles available nationally.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in architecture could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Let's talk price

    Total cost for this course is $84,840 (24 subjects at $3,535 per subject).

    Students may be eligible for scholarships covering up to 30% of the fee, making the discounted fee $59,388.

    Billy Blue College of Design offers a number of easy payment plans or the ability to pay per subject or per semester as you go.

    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.

    Please enquire for further details.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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