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Melbourne Polytechnic Epping

Bachelor of the Built Environment

The Bachelor of the Built Environment provides you with advanced knowledge of design and architecture, building construction techniques, client briefs, sustainable principals and substantial knowledge about the practice of architecture.

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Gain valuable skills and knowledge in the fields of design, architecture and urban design. You will learn the latest theory and techniques from our industry-experienced teachers. Importantly, you will develop a substantial knowledge base around the built environment, design solutions and acquire transferable skills that apply across a range of roles.

You will gain:

  • Advanced technical skills and a substantial knowledge base including design principles and theories relating to the practice of architecture,
  • Be able to create innovate design solutions that respond effectively to client briefs, sustainable principles and that are sympathetic to the surrounding natural and built environments,
  • Have the knowledge to articulate appropriate construction techniques, materials and building services into design solutions mindful of embodied energy,
  • Be able to problem-solve using a variety of techniques and tools in order to synthesise and apply knowledge to a range of planning and design tasks of varying size and complexity.

The Bachelor of the Built Environment was developed following rigorous consultation with industry stakeholders and benchmarking with comparative courses within Australia to ensure that students have essential skills as required by architects at the undergraduate level. Take this opportunity to build your future with Melbourne Polytechnic.

The Bachelor of the Built Environment was accredited in late 2013, with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Course design includes input from a range of stakeholders including architectural and construction firms, ensuring theoretical and practical coverage.

The Bachelor of the Built Environment is aligned to the recommendations of the Australian Institute of Architects Standards for Undergraduate Programs in Architecture.


The Bachelor of the Built Environment has been designed to enable students to articulate from the 22268VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) and receive the equivalent of up 9 subject credits (approximately three semesters).

You will be required to submit a folio of work and attend an interview.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods will include a blend of design presentations (‘pin-ups’ and oral presentations), model making, portfolios, essays, reports, reflective journals, case studies and analyses, projects, tests and exams.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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First Semester 4,500.00 AUD
Total duration 36 MONTH(S)

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First Semester 4,500.00 AUD
Total duration 36 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

  • providing higher education and vocational education, and
  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


  • Our international students come from over 70 different countries and study across six campuses and almost eighty courses.
  • We offer practical industry relevant training designed in consultation with leading practitioners.
  • We have outstanding student support, with free academic, financial, career and personal counselling, and free airport pick up.
  • Our onsite facilities offer leading edge technology and real life working conditions, like restaurants, salons and recording studios.
  • Every one of our qualifications is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.
  • We are goverment funded and owned.
  • Winner of the Australian Governments Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education (in 2014, runner up in 2015).
  • We employ motivated, passionate teachers who have extensive experience in their field and links to industry.
  • To study in Melbourne, the worlds most liveable city.


  • Melbourne Polytechnic Green Skills Centre
  • Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre
  • Meat and Fish Processing Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Library
  • Free Student Parking
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Epping VIC 3076

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