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- Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)
- Admission criteria
- Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 3 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
From designing houses and parks to building hospitals and shopping centres, the growing need for infrastructure opens many career opportunities.
Highly ranked course
Curtin University ranked 2nd nationally and 24th in the world for architecture in the 2019 URAP World Rankings.
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
This course meets the prerequisites for the two-year Master of Architecture qualification.
Architecture combines creative practices of architectural design with the cultural, social, technical and sustainability issues of the built environment.
In this course you will study the relationship between the natural and constructed environment, the architectural proposition and the occupation of space.
This degree is taught by academic staff, industry practitioners and guest lecturers, and is a pathway for the two-year accredited Master of Architecture qualification.
Throughout the course you will benefit from valuable industry experiences. For example, design company GHDWoodhead and government entity Water Corporation have both provided hands-on design opportunities to Curtin students.
You'll also have opportunities to work with key industry consultants such as Woods Bagot, Cox and Hassell, giving you valuable industry insight and exposure.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- The course takes a hands-on, practical approach to studio work, exhibitions and design projects.
You will benefit from being taught by academic staff, industry-based practitioners and guest lecturers with diverse experience.
Access to excellent facilities and equipment for studio and computer work.
Industry-integrated projects may offer further opportunities to develop your understanding about design and construction of buildings, as well as how architecture relates to societies, cultures and the way people live.
- The Master of Architecture is professionally accredited by the Architect Accreditation Council of Australia and many international architectural boards.
How this course will make you industry ready
This course leads on to the two-year Master of Architecture which is applied specifically to the professional practice of architecture.
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.
To pursue a career as an architect in Australia, 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.
- Building consultant
* After completing the Master of Architecture.
- Building and construction
- Local Government
What you'll learn
- demonstrate an understanding of the broad discipline of architecture, its theoretical underpinnings, and ways of thinking; the ability to apply specific discipline knowledge contained within the streams of Architectural Design, Science and Technology, Architecture and Culture and Design Communication
- think critically, creatively and reflectively in order to analyse and understand the diverse needs of various parties involved in architecture in order to generate and create innovative solutions
- conduct appropriate scholarly and professional research to access and analyse the diverse information needed to make informed, strategic design decisions
- communicate information and ideas to diverse audience through visual, verbal and written communication techniques
- demonstrate ability to recognise and understand the principles of a range of appropriate technologies and their suitable application within the discipline of architecture
- possess a sustained intellectual curiosity that constantly strives, through self-directed learning, for innovation within the profession of architecture
- have an awareness and ability to synthesize a range of local, national and international issues and perspectives which influence architecture
- understand and value cultural and physical diversity and appreciate its significance in the creation of architecture
- demonstrate a rigorous and ethical approach in the creation of architecture; the ability to work independently and in teams
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2021 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||5|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||60|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||70|
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Other requirements and notes for this course
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.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees
Fee year: 2021
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Indicative essential incidental course fee||$1,400*|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$16,400*|
|Total indicative course fee||$100,900*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$33,300*|
The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.
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 does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
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- Curtin course code: B-ARCH
- CRICOS code: 003868A
- Last updated on: December 1, 2020