Griffith University

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Griffith University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 083726G

Level of study: Undergraduate


Architecture at Griffith has been ranked in the world's Top 100 in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. We are ranked in the top four architecture programs in Australia for teaching quality.

As a Griffith student, you will have access to our wide research portfolio in environmental planning, arts and design, engineering, climate adaptation and science. This will give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills. Our program provides graduates with knowledge and skills for the real world; practice ready, focusing on digital and green technologies, and engaged with the Asia-Pacific region.

Bachelor of Architectural Design will set you on the path to a career as an architect, as it provides a stepping stone to Griffiths Master of Architecture degree. Our architecture degrees are distinctive in their emphasis on environmental sustainability and urban design. You will combine classroom studies, studio work, fieldwork and practical experience to learn about urban systems, public places, designing buildings and all aspects of the built environment.

You will develop your design and creative problem-solving skills, and learn how to develop designs that meet aesthetic, functional and user needs now and in the future. In your third year, you will get hands-on experience when you complete a supervised industry-based design project.

Griffith University's international students receive dedicated support from their arrival in Australia through to their departure after graduation. You will be introduced to Griffith through an orientation program, and receive ongoing social, personal and academic support throughout your degree.

My career opportunities

Griffith's Bachelor of Architectural Design will set you on the path to a career as an architect. Graduates will be eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Architecture, which provides the academic qualifications needed for accreditation as an architect.

As a graduate, you will be in high demand in Australia and overseas. With your design, technical knowledge and creative visual thinking skills, you will be qualified to assist architects and other built environment professionals in the design, documentation and procurement of buildings.

You will find employment in a broad spectrum of creative roles in government agencies, statutory bodies, design practices and studios (urban design, architecture, interior design, virtual environments, graphic design and the film and games industries), commercial development companies, building product manufacturing and distribution companies and research organisations.


This program is offered full-time on-campus only at the Gold Coast campus. The program includes some Trimester 3 core courses which may be offered in intensive mode.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

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Entry criteria

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.


Griffith University
Gold Coast Campus
Parklands Drive Gold Coast Queensland 4215