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Bachelor of Arts in Architecture - 912AA

Course Code: 912AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
CRICOS Code: 058966M
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture course offers a liberal arts and technical program for those with a special interest in architectural studies and provides the basis for a further postgraduate professional degree.

Students have the advantage of learning from and contributing to Australia's National Capital Canberra, an internationally recognised model design city. The architecture program reflects the design ethos of the capital in its education profile with opportunities for study that complement Canberra as a laboratory for design invention. Students also use community and government projects as study vehicles, engage with public policy in environment and design and have access to international design connections and alliances.

The course is characterised by project based design studio learning integrated with technical studies and research led teaching. History and theory themes related to landscape urbanism, cultural meaning in architecture and place making, modernism and urban policy and form underpin the course. Students engage in interdisciplinary and architecture specific studies and activities and are encouraged to participate in design discourse.

The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree also offers a pathway for postgraduate studies in a range of other design disciplines taught at the University including interior architecture and digital design.

There are also opportunities for cross-institutional study through the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) in digital representation, including CAD and REVIT, to be used as Level 1, 3 credit point elective study.

Admission Requirements

Normal admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements


Assumed Knowledge


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


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

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

The below course information applies to students enrolled in 2012 or earlier. New and prospective students from 2013 please expand the 'Information for current students' section and click on the link to version 4.

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.

Graduate Employment

For students wishing to proceed towards a career in the architecture profession the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture can be used as a basis for admission to the two year Master of Architecture degree. Both of these degrees are professionally accredited courses and together provide the education pathway towards registration as an Architect in Australia.

Course Duration

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


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Design


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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