Bachelor of Design (Degree with Honours)

  • CRICOS code: 107132K

Course overview

  • 1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


The Bachelor of Design (Degree with Honours) is a one-year advanced program of study for students who have achieved academic excellence in their undergraduate degree and have an interest in research. It is a pathway to further studies in graduate research such as a PhD.

Students in the Bachelor of Design (Degree with Honours) will have the opportunity to identify an area of interest from a relevant specialisation, and to complete an independent research thesis, with the guidance of an academic supervisor.

The degree offers two specialisations:

  • Architectural History, Theory and Criticism
  • Urban Planning

The honours degree involves both coursework and a substantial research project. It is very different from earlier undergraduate years, allowing and requiring a greater degree of independence and flexibility. This will help you develop the maturity and skills for transition to employment in a range of occupations or to a higher degree.

Why study honours?

  • Adds value to your Bachelor degree.
  • Provides you with an advanced undergraduate year to demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Sets you apart as a student with experience of research methodology and practical research credentials.
  • Provides a possible pathway directly into a Research Higher Degree.
  • Fulfil the eligibility to enter a Masters by Coursework degree.

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