A Bachelor of Building Design at CQUniversity will enable you to plan and document for buildings of any height or floor area including restorations, renovations, unit development and extension work.
You will develop advanced knowledge and skills in design and documentation, understanding of construction, structures, building materials and services, professional practice and communication and the key principles of sustainability.
You are able to gain your qualification while working or seeking employment through part-time distance education studies.
A Bachelor of Building Design allows you to upskill from TAFE qualifications in the areas of building and related trades to enhance your career prospects. As a TAFE student, in some cases you can obtain credit transfers for courses you have already completed to reduce the time it takes to complete your degree.
As a qualified tradesperson, you could undertake this program as a first step towards starting your own company or a managerial role in the building and construction industry.
You may be eligible to exit this program early with the completion of an Associate Degree of Building Design.
|Duration||5 years part-time|
|Intake Dates||February, July|
|Mode of Study||Distance Education|
|Domestic Availability||Distance Education|
|International Availability‡||Distance Education|
|Recommended Study||English and Maths A or B|
|Rank*||OP: 17 SR: 65|
|CRICOS||International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.|
The Australian building industry has undergone significant growth due to factors such as a rising population and booming economy and is currently ranked as the 11th largest industry in Australia. Building and construction is a vital industry responsible not only for the homes in which we live but for the commercial and industrial buildings in which we work and play. The building and construction industry focuses on two key areas - the residential sector focusing on the construction, renovation and addition to residential dwellings, and the commercial/industrial sector that focuses on the construction of shops, offices, hotels, hospitals, schools and other industry infrastructure.
The building and construction industry also covers a variety of activities, including site preparation, building design and structural services and the construction trades. A key consideration in the modern construction industry is a commitment to achieving environmentally sustainable development within Australia.
Building designers provide creative, practical and sustainable construction designs for a client. A Building designer typically undertakes the design and documentation process from the brief stage through to building occupancy. Approximately 75% of residential and over 40% of commercial and industrial buildings are designed by building designers.
CQUniversity’s associate degree and bachelor programs in the key areas of building design, construction management, and building surveying and certification are tailored to develop confident and capable building industry professionals.
CQUniversity is one of the few universities offering built environment and design programs by distance education allowing you to study from anywhere in Australia when and how it suits you.
Our strong links with industry ensure that you gain a practical perspective and understanding of latest industry innovations, industry codes and practices, and the ability to interpret the appropriate documentation and regulations. You can also focus your studies on gaining expertise in planning, communication, finances or ethics, making you well-rounded in your knowledge which increases your employability.
During your studies you will be guided by skilled lecturers and academics in the field while sharing and networking with like minded students within our online learning environment. Our built environment and design programs have been developed to help you build a solid foundation for your future and allow you to reach your career goals.
So take the opportunity to construct your future career with a degree in built environment and design at CQUniversity.
Building designers with Bachelor qualifications provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings of all sizes and work at design, architectural, planning, building or engineering firms, government departments, and corporations with a large building portfolio.
You are required to complete a total of 24 compulsory courses.
For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Building Design program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
This program is accredited by the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA). Successful completion of this award satisfies the educational requirements for the Building Design - Open License. Further information can be obtained from the Building Services Authority (BSA), Queensland.