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Bachelor of Arts in Architecture - 912AA

Course Code: 912AA
Course Version: 6
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
UAC Code: 363003
CRICOS Code: 058966M
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Activate your flair for design in architecture

Are you creative and adventurous with a special interest in architecture? Our course encourages you to explore the world of design within the setting of Australia's national capital – an internationally recognised model design city.

Study a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at UC and you will:

  • explore Canberra as an exciting laboratory for design invention
  • use community and government projects as study vehicles
  • engage with public policy in environment and design
  • master technical practices with research-led teaching
  • investigate architectural concepts of challenging complexity
  • look at how history, theory and design relates to landscape urbanism, cultural meaning in architecture, modernism and urban policy.

Work-integrated learning

You will have the advantage of working with local architecture practices while studying. This will give you valuable practical experience that helps you build a professional network even before you’ve graduated.

Career opportunities

  • architecture
  • interior architecture
  • film, television or theatre set design
  • museum curation and design
  • urban planning, building and construction conservation

Course specific information

Standard entry is to this course is by ATAR score however you can also apply via portfolio entry: canberra.edu.au/arts-design/portfolio-entry

To practice as an architect you must complete a two year Master of Architecture degree. This bachelor can be used for admission into the Masters and is also a pathway for other UC postgraduate design courses including interior architecture, landscape architecture and environmental design.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture BA Arch

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $32,600

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

The various State Boards of Architecture and the Australian Institute of Architects recognise the current Bachelor of Architecture as providing a suitable pathway towards entering the profession. The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture is part of the accredited program leading to the Master of Architecture degree.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge
An understanding of the contextual and cultural parameters informing architectural design considerations.

An awareness of architecture as professional practice and the ethical responsibilities of the profession to society and the environment.
1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries

2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
Skills
An ability to critically consider a range of complex issues and to creatively explore design responses informed by analysis and inquiry.

An ability to formulate architectural design proposals through abstract thinking and interrogative processes.

Development of skills towards interpretive, compositional and technical outcomes.

An ability to present and convey a resolved design proposal with graphic, verbal and conceptual clarity.
1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries

2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions

4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively
Application of knowledge and skills
Contribution of developed architectural skills and knowledge to the field of urban architecture in collaboration with other professionals.

The initiation of architectural strategies to address concerns of contemporary living and public/ social context.

An ability to apply developed skills in interpretive and technical outcomes in support of sustainable environmental considerations.

Progression towards advanced skill development through Honours pathways and Master of Architecture studies leading to Professional Architectural registration.
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively

5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) 298JA course

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Design, 199JA; Diploma of Design (Extended), 346JA.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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