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Bachelor of Architectural Technology
Torrens University Australia - Fortitude Valley

Course outline

The Bachelor of Architectural Technology prepares you to design and document innovative buildings using new and emerging digital technologies. The first course of its kind in Australia, you will gain expertise in computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM), giving you the skills required for a successful career in the built environment industry. The course will teach you the architectural fundamentals required to design high performing buildings, including concept development, digital modelling and construction documentation. Throughout the course, you will learn the core digital, material and structural principles applied to designing and documenting buildings to industry specification.

Explore energy efficiency, sustainable performance and societal concerns. You will learn to leverage the latest CAD software in a BIM approach to propose new built environments that are comprised of valuable physical and digital layers of experience.

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 of hybrid typologies across public, commercial and residential interactive experiences.

Area of study:

Computational Architecture

Design context

Digital Environments and Human Scale

History of Architecture, Interior Design and Decoration

Principles of Structure

Architectural Studio

Material Science and Sustainability

Industry partners and work placements:

The big difference at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections. We have a strong network of partners and are always welcoming opportunities to build new relationships in the design world.

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Fee notes

FEE-HELP available for eligible students.


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Additional entry requirements

Completed Year 12 or equivalent. Other admission pathways are available to applicants.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
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Career opportunities

Upon graduating, you will be equipped for immediate employment, bringing with you an extensive understanding of how technology and design interact within an architectural context. This qualification will provide you with an in-demand skillset ready to enter the architectural services industry in a variety of roles. You will also be prepared to apply to enter a Master of Architecture course, leading to work experience and the architectural exam, if your goal is to become a registered architect.

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Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
Regular offers will be made

fee/$26160(first year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Built Environment and Design
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 4-6 years Part time

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