Bachelor of Engineering - Architectural Engineering (Honours)

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

Architectural Engineers integrate essential building systems into architects' plans to meet project design, safety and environmental goals. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Architectural Engineering) covers the processes behind making safe buildings, with an emphasis on sustainable design concepts. Architectural Engineering encompasses elements of other engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and others. The focus of the course is on design of structural systems while considering environmental systems such as air conditioning, water, power, lighting, fire and safety, as well as construction planning. You will learn selected 'creative' architecture skills in an engineering degree framework, so you can work closely with architects on the design of buildings. Areas of study include architectural history and design of buildings; air conditioning, lighting and electrical power distribution; water supply and distribution; fire and life safety systems; sustainable building systems design; building structures and building construction technology.


  • 384 credit points
  • 8 First Year Core units
  • 20 Professional Architectural Engineering units
  • 4 Minor units.


  • Structure and Services
  • Services and Compliance

Standard entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English AND a study score of 20 in any Mathematics. Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Physics or Mathematics OR Completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0 Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum of 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma) OR Completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis. Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to t


Accredited by Engineers Australia Accreditation Board for graduate membership.

Study pathways

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Footscray Park International: $126,400 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

First Class Honours: To be eligible for completion with First Class Honours student must achieve: A minimum weighted average of 60% over year levels 1 to 3; A minimum weighted average of 80% in year level 4; A HD grade for the final year Capstone Project 2 unit.

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