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Undergraduate

Architecture

Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) - BAppSc(Curtin) - B-ARCH Humanities
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
STAT entry Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Location Bentley or Hong Kong This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July

You will need to continue study for a further two years in the Master of Architecture in order to pursue a career as a practising architect.

July intake is only available to domestic students wishing to study on a part-time basis. For international students July intake is only available if you have sufficient credit for recognised learning.

Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Curtin offers a progressive, balanced and successful architecture program.

Architecture consists of five years study in total. The first three years leads to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science). 

The final two years lead to a Master of Architecture qualification. Architecture combines the creative practices of an architectural design studio with the cultural, social, technical and sustainable issues that are associated with the built environment. 

The relationship between the natural and constructed environment, the architectural proposition and the occupation of space, forms a critical component of the education process. 

You will benefit from being taught by academic staff, industry-based practitioners and guest lecturers with varied experience.

The learning environment is studio-based design supported by tutorials and lectures.

A strong architectural community is developed in the school through exhibitions and publications.

An additional two years can lead to a Master of Architecture qualification, which enables you to register as an architect.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.

70

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

Other requirements

If you are currently studying or have previously studied Architecture at another institution, onshore or offshore, and are applying for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) and entry into the 2nd year or above of our Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) course, you will be required to sit an interview for folio review.*

*This does not apply to students transitioning from Curtin College.

How to request an interview and folio review

If your circumstances mean that you will need to sit an interview, you will be required to contact Architecture on dbestudents@curtin.edu.au no later than the first Friday in December to request an interview date and time. You will be contacted with the details of your interview once it has been scheduled.

For more information about what to expect from the interview, please contact dbestudents@curtin.edu.au.

Notes

You will need to continue study for a further two years in the Master of Architecture in order to pursue a career as a practising architect.

July intake is only available to domestic students wishing to study on a part-time basis. For international students July intake is only available if you have sufficient credit for recognised learning.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$8,860*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

There is no professional recognition for this course, however it is a prerequisite for entry into the Master program.

Please note: To pursue a career as an architect in Australia, it is a legal requirement that you must be registered with the relevant state’s Architects’ Board. Curtin’s accredited Master of Architecture program, when combined with relevant professional experience and successful completion of the Architectural Practice Examination, fulfils one of the pathways to registration.

Advanced standing/credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Building Technician
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Architect
  • Architectural Educator
  • Architectural Critic and Writer
  • Urban Designer
  • Building Materials Consultant
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Government Agency Worker

Why Architecture?

  • You will benefit from being taught by academic staff, industry-based practitioners and guest lecturers with varied experience.
  • Excellent facilities and equipment for studio and computer work.
  • Hands on practical approach - studio work, exhibitions and design projects.
  • Industry-integrated projects may offer further opportunities to develop understanding about design and construction of buildings as well as how architecture relates to societies, cultures and people and the way they live.
  • The Master of Architecture is professionally accredited by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and many international architectural boards.

 

How this course will make you industry ready

You will complete projects and stage exhibitions.

This course leads on to the two-year Master of Architecture which is applied specifically to the professional practice of architecture.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.