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Bachelor of Building Design - CU65

Equip yourself with the skills needed to provide creative, practical and sustainable construction designs for clients by studying the Bachelor of Building Design.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

RANK CUT OFF

OP:15 SR:68 ATAR:65.1

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:66 ATAR:66

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

5 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

PREREQUISITES

No pre-requisites required

RECOMMENDED STUDY

English (Units 3 and 4, C), General Mathematics or Mathematical Method (Units 3 and 4, C)

The Bachelor of Building Design will provide you with an understanding of construction, structures, building materials and services, sustainability, professional practice, and communication, to prepare you as a confident and capable building industry professional.

If you have a vocational education and training (VET) qualification in building or related trades and would like to increase your employability by up-skilling, then this course may be for you. You may also be eligible to gain credit for prior learning and reduce the time it takes to complete your degree.

You will develop skills in planning and documenting for buildings of any height or floor area, including restorations, renovations, unit development, and extension work.

On completion of the required units, you may also be eligible to receive an interim or exit award of the Associate Degree of Building Design.

Study part-time by online study and benefit from the flexibility to work and gain practical experience while you learn.

Successful completion of this award satisfies the educational requirements for the Building Design - Open Licence issued by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).


Core Units 24 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete a total of 24 core units.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Rank Threshold
SR 66 | ATAR 66.0

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.

Rank Cut-Off - minimum unadjusted
OP 14 | SR 68 | ATAR 64.5

Rank Cut-Off - minimum adjusted
OP 14 | SR 70 | ATAR 66.5

The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. There is an unadjusted score before any adjustment schemes or factors were applied and an adjusted score if these were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.


Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

English Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Domestic students - Assumed Knowledge - English (4, SA), and Maths A or B (4, SA)

Building Designers provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings of all sizes. Completing the Bachelor of Building Design prepares you to pursue employment opportunities as a Building Designer, and work for:

  • design, architectural, planning, building or engineering firms
  • government departments
  • corporations with large building portfolios.
This course is accredited by:Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ)/National Association Building Designers (NABD)Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA)
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

South AustraliaONL: 5C4015
Western AustraliaONL: 150231
VictoriaONL: 1700110401
New South WalesONL: 160231
QueenslandONL: 851345

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

GREATER CHOICES
CQUniversity's building design courses are ideal pathways towards a career as a building designer. As a building designer, you will provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings and work for design, architecture, planning, building or engineering firms, government departments, and corporations with a large building portfolio.

Our Associate Degree of Building Design equips you with the relevant skills to plan and design structures ranging from residential homes to commercial buildings up to three stories above a lower level set aside for car parking. Completion of this course meets the educational requirements for a Building Design - Medium Rise licence, issued by the Building Services Authority, Queensland. The Associate Degree of Building Design is also a great pathway to the Bachelor of Building Design, which goes on to provide an understanding of construction, structures, building materials and services, sustainability, professional practice and communication. Successful completion satisfies the educational requirements for the Building Design - Open Licence issued by the Building Services Authority, Queensland. Alternatively, if you would like to combine studies in engineering with building design, then the dual Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Design) and Diploma of Building Design (CL76) is ideal for you. You will be prepared you for a career as a professional civil engineer skilled in high-level engineering design and building design.

CAREER FOCUSSED
The Associate Degree and Bachelor of Building Design are accredited by the Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ)/National Association Building Designers (NABD) and the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA).

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
The Associate Degree and Bachelor of Building Design are delivered part-time and available to study online, making them ideal options if you are seeking the flexibility to work in the industry while you study. There are no residential schools required for these two courses.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
  • Option 3: Perfect for returning CQUni students, if you are changing your CQUni course, or you are a current or previous CQUni SUN, STEPS or VET student.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre
View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC
Victoria; Tasmania Apply via VTAC
South Australia; Northern Territory Apply via SATAC
Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni
Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.

If you are studying with: Study Support
Murray River Study Hub Access to local study facilities.

ApplyCQUNI


Option 3: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your CQUni course? Apply directly to CQUniversity
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.
Apply direct

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