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Bachelor of Arts in Architecture - 912AA

Course Code: 912AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
CRICOS Code: 058966M
Selection Rank: 68.00
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 lets you explore the world of design within the environment 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. 

Career opportunities 

Through us you will have access to international design connections and alliances. 

We offer graduates a pathway to careers in a wide range of fields, including: 

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

Study opportunities 

You will have the advantage of working with local architecture practices while studying. This gives you valuable practical experience and helps you build a professional network. 

If you want to become a practicing architect, this degree can be used as a basis for admission to the two year Master of Architecture degree at UC. Our Bachelor of Arts in Architecture also offers a pathway for postgraduate studies in other design disciplines taught at UC including interior architecture, landscape architecture and environmental design. 

Travel opportunities: 

The UC Student Exchange Program lets you study overseas for a semester and receive full credit towards your degree. You can also travel as part of shorter study  tours or studio projects to places like Beijing, the Solomon Islands, Italy and Central Australia.

Other Opportunities: 

You have the option of applying for this degree with a portfolio and a brief interview with our friendly team of academics. Would you like application details?

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.

Professional Accreditation

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the BAchelor or Arts and Design (Honours) 298JA course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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. Problem solving
Analysis and Inquiry
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and Social Responsibility
Graduates will have broad knowledge of architectural design, technology and representation developed through analytical and creative approaches to the dialogue between architecture, site, program, and landscape. As above
Graduates will have broad knowledge of history and theory themes related to landscape urbanism, cultural meaning in architecture and place making, modernism, and urban policy and form. As above
Graduates will have a broad knowledge of issues of sustainability, economic and cultural factors relevant to the contemporary practice of architecture. As above

Course Duration

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



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

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