Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Bond University

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) at the Abedian School of Architecture is designed to create emerging architectural professionals with fundamental competencies in design ability, problem solving, technical skill, and theoretical frameworks, that give graduates the capability to address complex problems of the built and natural environment in the 21st century and beyond. Professional architectural concerns of detailing, documentation, and basic practice concepts are delivered to establish a foundational basis for the commercial world of architectural practice. The Bachelor of Architectural Studies developed by the Abedian School of Architecture places emphasis on developing students that are experienced in innovative technologies and are adventurous in their creative design. This program recognises the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures in a globalised world where there are modernising threats to traditional cultures, complexities in generating sustainable environments and constant change in technological aspects of modern life. Public engagement is fostered through an annual lecture series that highlights the work and ideas of national and international practitioners and academics; special exhibitions of work; and various forms of publication and dissemination. This degree provides the pathway for a career as a professional architect. Graduates of this program may progress to the Master of Architecture upon application and review of undergraduate performance. Completion of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies does not qualify for automatic entry to the Masters.

Course Fee:

Australian: $102,960
International: $114,480

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent with an OP 12 or ATAR 72.2 Other applicants may be considered for admission on provision of the following: A Portfolio of design work - no more than six A4 pages of your own work, submitted electronically as one PDF document, not exceeding 10MB; the portfolio should contain a variety of work chosen from mediums such as drawing (freehand or mechanical), computer-aided design, painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, digital media, design technology, or crafts; the assessors are looking for creativity, imagination and skill so the portfolio should include evidence that illustrates your ability to think and communicate visually, as well as demonstrating any experience you may have with a range of media and techniques; images should be accompanied with text to explain what is shown. A cover page may be in addition to the prescribed six-page limit.


3 Core subjects, 6 Integrated Architectural Studio Subjects, 9 Architecture Subjects and 1 Elective.

Subjects you can Study:

Architectural Design Studio; Architectural Technology; Design Communication; History and Theory; Philosophy of Design

Further information:

The Abedian School of Architecture provides an exceptional learning experience through a collaborative design studio environment - this includes the unique design of the building itself, as well as a 'learning through making' ethos which is supported by a state of the art workshop and fabrication lab, featuring traditional woodworking equipment and a robust digital fabrication and rapid prototyping setup that includes 3d printers, a CNC router, laser cutter, and an industrial robotics lab.


To become a registered architect, students are required to complete both an undergraduate and postgraduate qualification as well as requisite work experience.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info No Full time 2 years
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