Study Architecture and Construction Management at Deakin University

Study Architecture and Construction Management at Deakin University

November 9, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


I think my passion for construction came
early, like I used to play a lot of Lego as a kid and I realized that I like
construction, I wasn’t sure if it’s actually what I wanted to do. I’m studying architecture and construction management I think it was probably in year 11 and
12, I had a really large passion for Vis-Comm. I was tossing up between
industrial design, interior design or architecture. I kind of felt that architecture incorporated all three. I went with it and I haven’t regretted it since. Ultimately, if you become a construction manager, you oversee construction projects and you manage all the different aspects of them. This
course gives me the opportunity with the skills that we’re learning, so when I
finish I’ll be able to work on large projects from start to finish and see
the whole project take place, and sort of get that sense of achievement as well at
the end of the day. It’s easy to travel in, there’s always parking available. It’s just a really nice vibe in Geelong I guess Also the campus is just beautiful,
it’s right on the waterfront and for an architectural student that inspiration is just perfect. We have access to large studio spaces where we can work with other students and it’s just great for inspiration. We’ve got workshops, and we have laser cutting, We’ve got architecture studio, an open access studio. The open access studio is this big space, you can walk around and see all of these other amazing works that students have done. Deakin offers site visits to construction students. They organise them for us and they’ve been fantastic opportunities. Walking through them you
learn so much more because you can visually see it it’s there, it’s real,
it’s not just on a screen which is really good for understanding what goes on. Being able to go out on-site for me is always just so inspiring. Sometimes you get bogged down in the minutia of it all, and in the books and with all the assignments… and going out on-site just reminds me of what I’m working towards. We’re creating the world for tomorrow. The benefits is studying a combined degree in architecture and construction management I find when I’m doing architecture subjects, my construction side knows that there are standards involved that I have to obey. Construction is one of the leading industries in our country so architecture and construction management both can have such a huge impact. You’re building buildings that people are going to live in, people are gonna work in, building hospitals where lives are going to
be saved, whatever you know, you can look back and say, I managed this project, I
worked on that, and it’s there forever. You know, it just feels like a very
fulfilling sort of career, and I’m excited for it. I’m looking forward to it. So I’m keen the future, yeah.