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Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) - BAppSc(Curtin) - B-ARCH Humanities
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
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 a large team of more than 20 full-time academic staff, plus numerous industry based practitioners and guest lecturers.

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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry 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.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

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

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

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

Other requirements

If you have already studied Architecture at another university, or Interior Architecture at Curtin, and are applying for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) you will be required to attend an interview and folio review. Please see Humanities' folio requirements for details.

TAFE requirements

Those who have completed the Diploma of Building Design and Technology at Central TAFE are given an equivalent TER score of 84.

Students with a Diploma of Building Design and Technology receive recognition of prior learning equivalent to either 75 or 100 credits (three or four units) over three semesters. This reduces workload, but not the overall duration of the course.


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.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

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

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Humanities to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning (CRL).

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

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?

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.