C6161 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

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RMIT program code: C6161
Plan name: Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
Plan code: C6161
National Program Code: 22477VIC
Campus: City Campus
Full-Time Duration: 2 Year
Minimum Nominal Hours: 2086
CRICOS code: 099261E

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2022 Enrolment Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 20 units.

   C6161 Courses

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For more information on articulation and pathways, learning outcomes, program delivery and structure for the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) please click on the Enrolment Program Guide

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C6161 Courses

 1st Year Students (New & Continuing)

If you are a student commencing or repeating 1st Year of the program in Semester 2, 2022,  your courses will be pre-selected. 

If you are a new student, please add the 7 courses that have been preselected for you in Semester 2, 2022 in Enrolment Online. If you are a repeating student, please add the courses that you need to repeat only.

You will be allocated to one of the following groups/class section code as follows:

BDM1 - Semester 2, 2022 & Semester 1, 2023

BDM2 - Semester 2, 2022 & Semester 1, 2023

BDM3 - Semester 2, 2022 & Semester 1, 2023


2nd Year Students - If you commenced your studies in July 2021 (mid-year)


All your courses will be pre-selected.


You will need to have passed ALL the below core courses from 1st year to enrol in the 2nd year of the program.

ARCH5233 &
BUIL 6414

You can view your results online from 30 June 2022.
Any questions regarding re-enrolling into courses after 30 June 2022 please contact VE Connect via the RMIT Student Connect Portal.


2nd Year Students - If you commenced your studies in February 2021 


All your courses will be pre-selected.


You will need to have passed all the below core courses to enrol in the final semester of the program

ARCH5231 &

You can view your results online from 30 June 2022.

Any questions regarding re-enrolling into courses after 30 June 2022 please contact VE Connect via the RMIT Student Connect Portal.



Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have any enquiries regarding credit or recognition of prior learning towards your program from an external training organisation please go to the RMIT Apply for Credit web page for instructions, information, and how to apply.

If you require academic advice please contact your Program Coordinator, Catherine Ciavarella at Catherine.ciavarella@rmit.edu.au



Why can’t I see the timetable?

If you cannot see your courses in the timetable then it is not yet available. If your courses were preselected for you then please be assured that your classes will not clash.


My courses weren’t preselected for me. How do I make sure they don’t clash?

If your courses have not been pre-selected for you in EOL, please carefully follow the instructions above and choose classes from the correct class section to ensure you don't have any clashes. If you are repeating any classes, follow instructions from your Program Coordinator regarding which classes to enrol in to.


I have accidentally enrolled in classes that clash – what do I do?

Please check your timetable again at least two weeks before the start of your classes. If you find that any of your classes clash, you will need to drop the incorrect class and enrol in a replacement class. Please contact your Program Coordinator to confirm which classes to drop and re-add.

C6161 Core Units - Select ALL Twenty (20) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code


Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process (VU22454) 40 BUIL6413 City Campus 2740 (BDMA)
2741 (BDMB)
2742 (BDMC)
2173 (BD1A)
2174 (BD1B)
2175 (BD1C)
2176 (BD1D)
2177 (BD1E)
2178 (BD1F)
2179 (BD1G)
2180 (BD1H)
2181 (BD1I)
2182 (BD1J)
Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings (VU22457) 50 ARCH5222 City Campus 2461 (BD1A)
2462 (BD1B)
2463 (BD1C)
2464 (BD1D)
2465 (BD1E)
2466 (BD1F)
2467 (BD1G)
2468 (BD1H)
2469 (BD1I)
2470 (BD1J)
2203 (BDM1)
2204 (BDM2)
2205 (BDM3)
Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment (VU22470) 50 ARCH5223 City Campus 2737 (BDMA)
2738 (BDMB)
2739 (BDMC)
2163 (BD1A)
2164 (BD1B)
2165 (BD1C)
2166 (BD1D)
2167 (BD1E)
2168 (BD1F)
2169 (BD1G)
2170 (BD1H)
2171 (BD1I)
2172 (BD1J)
Select construction materials for building projects (VU22464) 60 ARCH5224 City Campus 2471 (BD1A)
2472 (BD1B)
2473 (BD1C)
2474 (BD1D)
2475 (BD1E)
2476 (BD1F)
2477 (BD1G)
2478 (BD1H)
2479 (BD1I)
2480 (BD1J)
4436 (RPTR)
2208 (BDM1)
2209 (BDM2)
2210 (BDM3)
3929 (RPTR)
Design sustainable buildings (VU22460) 90 ARCH5225 City Campus 2486 (BD1A)
2487 (BD1B)
2488 (BD1C)
2489 (BD1D)
2490 (BD1E)
2491 (BD1F)
2492 (BD1G)
2493 (BD1H)
2494 (BD1I)
2495 (BD1J)
2212 (BDM1)
2213 (BDM2)
2214 (BDM3)
3930 (RPTR)
Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings (VU22455) 180 ARCH5226 City Campus 2526 (BD1A)
2527 (BD1B)
2528 (BD1C)
2529 (BD1D)
2530 (BD1E)
2531 (BD1F)
2532 (BD1G)
2533 (BD1H)
2534 (BD1I)
2535 (BD1J)
2219 (BDM1)
2220 (BDM2)
2221 (BDM3)
Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings (VU22462) 180 ARCH5227 City Campus 2551 (BD1A)
2552 (BD1B)
2553 (BD1C)
2554 (BD1D)
2555 (BD1E)
2556 (BD1F)
2557 (BD1G)
2558 (BD1H)
2559 (BD1I)
2560 (BD1J)
2230 (BDM1)
2231 (BDM2)
2232 (BDM3)
Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (VU22466) 240 BUIL6414 City Campus 2565 (BD1A)
2566 (BD1B)
2567 (BD1C)
2568 (BD1D)
2569 (BD1E)
2570 (BD1F)
2571 (BD1G)
2572 (BD1H)
2573 (BD1I)
2574 (BD1J)
2233 (BDM1)
2234 (BDM2)
2235 (BDM3)
Design safe buildings (VU22459) 40 ARCH5228 City Campus 2657 (BD2A)
2658 (BD2B)
2659 (BD2C)
2660 (BD2D)
2661 (BD2E)
2662 (BD2F)
2321 (BDMA)
2322 (BDMB)
2323 (BDMC)
Integrate services layout into design documentation (VU22461) 40 ARCH5229 City Campus 2676 (BD2A)
2677 (BD2B)
2678 (BD2C)
2679 (BD2D)
2680 (BD2E)
2681 (BD2F)
2324 (BDMA)
2325 (BDMB)
2326 (BDMC)
Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings (VU22458) 60 Yes ARCH5230 City Campus 2687 (BD2A)
2688 (BD2B)
2689 (BD2C)
2690 (BD2D)
2691 (BD2E)
2692 (BD2F)
2327 (BDMA)
2328 (BDMB)
2329 (BDMC)
Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings (VU22456) 120 ARCH5231 City Campus 2700 (BD2A)
2701 (BD2B)
2702 (BD2C)
2703 (BD2D)
2704 (BD2E)
2705 (BD2F)
2330 (BDMA)
2331 (BDMB)
2332 (BDMC)
Produce preliminary and working drawings for commercial buildings (VU22463) 180 ARCH5232 City Campus 2714 (BD2A)
2715 (BD2B)
2716 (BD2C)
2717 (BD2D)
2718 (BD2E)
2719 (BD2F)
2333 (BDMA)
2334 (BDMB)
2335 (BDMC)
Present architectural designs (VU22467) 120 ARCH5233 City Campus 2511 (BD1A)
2512 (BD1B)
2513 (BD1C)
2514 (BD1D)
2515 (BD1E)
2516 (BD1F)
2517 (BD1G)
2518 (BD1H)
2519 (BD1I)
2520 (BD1J)
2216 (BDM1)
2217 (BDM2)
2218 (BDM3)
Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (VU22465) 200 ARCH5234 City Campus 3489 (BD2A)
3490 (BD2B)
3491 (BD2C)
3492 (BD2D)
3493 (BD2E)
3494 (BD2F)
2183 (BD1A)
2184 (BD1B)
2185 (BD1C)
2186 (BD1D)
2187 (BD1E)
2188 (BD1F)
2189 (BD1G)
2190 (BD1H)
2191 (BD1I)
2192 (BD1J)
3646 (BDMA)
3647 (BDMB)
3651 (BDMC)
3928 (INTL)
Apply project risk management techniques (BSBPMG415) 40 Yes BUSM8849C City Campus 2763 (BDM1)
2764 (BDM2)
2765 (BDM3)
2315 (BD2A)
2316 (BD2B)
2317 (BD2C)
2318 (BD2D)
2319 (BD2E)
2320 (BD2F)
Undertake small business planning (BSBSMB404) 50 Yes BUSM8839C City Campus 2760 (BDM1)
2761 (BDM2)
2762 (BDM3)
2309 (BD2A)
2310 (BD2B)
2311 (BD2C)
2312 (BD2D)
2313 (BD2E)
2314 (BD2F)
Manage architectural project administration (VU22468) 60 Yes ARCH5235 City Campus 2754 (BDM1)
2755 (BDM2)
2756 (BDM3)
2297 (BD2A)
2298 (BD2B)
2299 (BD2C)
2300 (BD2D)
2301 (BD2E)
2302 (BD2F)
Undertake complex architectural projects (VU22469) 280 ARCH5236 City Campus 2757 (BDM1)
2758 (BDM2)
2759 (BDM3)
2303 (BD2A)
2304 (BD2B)
2305 (BD2C)
2306 (BD2D)
2307 (BD2E)
2308 (BD2F)

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Catherine Ciavarella

Program Coordinator

Built Environment and Sustainability

College of Vocational Education

Email: catherine.ciavarella@rmit.edu.au 


Submit an enrolment enquiry via the RMIT Student Connect Portal 


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