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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.
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 for domestic students is on a part-time basis, which will extend the course duration. For further information contact the course coordinator.

International students wishing to commence the course in July must have Credit for Recognised Learning approved for Semester 1 units.

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

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

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

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

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.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘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

English language proficiency

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

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

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.

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 for domestic students is on a part-time basis, which will extend the course duration. For further information contact the course coordinator.

International students wishing to commence the course in July must have Credit for Recognised Learning approved for Semester 1 units.

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.
$9,020*

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.

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.

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.