Bachelor of Architectural Design
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This degree will set you on the path to a fulfilling career as an architect. It’s a stepping stone to Griffith’s Master of Architecture degree, which provides the academic qualifications needed for registration as an architect. You’ll combine classroom studies, studio work, fieldwork and practical experience to learn about urban systems, public places and all aspects of the built environment. You’ll develop your design and creative problem-solving skills and learn how to develop designs that meet aesthetic, functional and user needs. This degree draws inspiration from our unique Gold Coast city environment and the challenges of building resilience for the future in an urban coastal context. A focus on sustainable design in tropical and subtropical climates will prepare you for work in Australia and the Asia–Pacific. In your third year, you’ll gain practical experience by completing a supervised industry-based design project. For more course information, visit the Bachelor of Architectural Design at GU.

Fee notes

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Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed and recommended knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Government agencies, statutory bodies, design practices and studios, commercial development companies, building product manufacturing and distribution companies, and research organisations. With further study, you could go on to become an accredited architect.


The Bachelor of Architectural Design is recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects/Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)/Board of Architects of Queensland as an approved pathway program to the professionally accredited Master of Architecture.

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Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$8500 (1st 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 6 years Part time

Gold Coast