Be the architect of your own future
The Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture) will provide you with a liberal understanding of what it means to be an architect in a globalised and dynamic world. Contextually informed by its location in the designed capital city of Canberra, the architecture program focuses on architecture and the city; exploring the ways in which architecture studio, history and theory, technology and sustainability, and digital production and communication methods come together in the analysis and production of urban built form.
If your career goal is to become an architect, this is the first of two degrees needed to achieve professional registration, with the second being the Master of Architecture. This course has been specifically designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to ultimately practice in the architectural profession, and to be a future leader in the design of the built environment.
Study a Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture) at UC and you will:
- develop an informed critique of architecture as a professional practice
- understand the ethical responsibilities of the profession to society and the environment
- formulate architectural design proposals underpinned by rigorous analysis, critique and reflection
- understand the workings of an interactive design studio
- apply a range of contemporary and agile skills which inform interpretive, compositional and technical outcomes.
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning is embedded in this course, providing you with opportunities for direct industry engagement at every level of your study. A feature of the course includes engaging with leading design professionals and industry practitioners to gain valuable real-world architectural experience through the delivery of a series of ‘live’ projects. Internships at local, national and international architecture firms are also promoted.
- Architect (after the successful completion of a Master of Architecture degree)
- Architectural assistant
- Specialist architect (in areas such as heritage)
- Building designer
- Urban designer
- Architectural journalist, researcher or educator
- BIM modeller
- Architectural renderer
- Project manager
To gain professional registration as an architect you’ll need to complete both the Bachelor of Built Environment (Architecture) and the Master of Architecture. Successful completion of the bachelor provides the basis for direct entry into the Master of Architecture program.
Signature overseas study options have been tailored specifically to this course to ensure that students are globally connected. You’ll be provided with the opportunity to work with leading practitioners and students at a variety of overseas institutions.
The course is compliant with the National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA), as accredited by the Australian state and territory architect registration boards.
To be advised.
Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification
We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Information for Fee Paying Students
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.
Typical Study Pattern
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- Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
- Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture) (72 credit points)
Required - 60 credit points as follows
CM0004 Core Major in the Built Environment (24 credit points)
Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
- 10334 - Professional Orientation (Built Environment) - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11013 - Pixels and Polygons - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11014 - BE: Analysis Studio - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11015 - Heritage Conservation - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11016 - BE: History and Culture - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11017 - Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11019 - Professional Evidence (Built Environment) - 3 cp, Level 3
Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- 11018 - Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11574 - Professional Practice: WIL Studio 3 - 3 cp, Level 3
- From 2020 unit 11574 Professional Practice: WIL Studio 3 has replaced unit 11018 Professional Practice 2: WIL. Students who have not already passed 11018 must complete 11574.
- Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
SM0013 Specialist Major in Architecture (36 credit points)
Required - Must pass 36 credit points as follows
- 10187 - Built Environment Technology 1 - 3 cp, Level 1
- 10188 - Built Environment Technology 2 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 10189 - Built Environment Technology 3 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11020 - BE: Design Studio - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11021 - BE: Visual Communication - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11022 - Architecture: History & Theory 2 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11023 - Architecture Studio 1 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11024 - Architecture: History Theory 3 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11025 - Architecture Studio 4 - 6 cp, Level 3
- 11131 - Space, Time and Form - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11135 - Real Time Environments - 3 cp, Level 3
- Required - Must pass 36 credit points as follows
- CM0004 Core Major in the Built Environment (24 credit points)
Open Electives - 12 credit points as follows
- Must pass 12 credit points from anywhere in the University, as a breadth minor or as individual units.
For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.
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.
Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through various delivery modes like on campus, online, flexible and intensive modes. Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
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