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Units in first semester 2021 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.

Study Architectural Science at Curtin

Architectural Science

Bachelor Degree


Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
3 years full-time
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.

Global Education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Professional recognition

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.

Why study

  • 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.

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.

Professional recognition

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.

Career information


  • Building consultant
  • Draftsperson
  • Architect*

* After completing the Master of Architecture.


  • Building and construction
  • Local Government

Further Study

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

Entry requirements

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2021 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

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.

Advanced standing

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:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

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.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: B-ARCH
  • CRICOS code: 003868A
  • Last updated on: December 1, 2020