|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.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Duration||3 years full-time|
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 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
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B
If you are not a current school leaver, or are switching courses, you are required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. Please see Humanities' folio requirements for details.
Those who have completed the Diploma of Building Design and Technology at Central TAFE are given an equivalent TER score of 84. These applicants will be required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. The two applicants who score the highest during the interview and portfolio session will have their TER score boosted to 99 which guarantees entry. Please see Humanities' folio requirements for details.
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
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.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*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.
There is no professional recognition for this course, however it is a prerequisite for entry into the Master program.
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).
This course can help you become a:
- Building Technician
- Architectural Drafter
- Architectural Educator
- Architectural Critic and Writer
- Urban Designer
- Building Materials Consultant
- Environmental Consultant
- Government Agency Worker
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.