UAC Undergraduate Course Description

Applying through UAC

B Design (Architecture)

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480215  3F/EqP 83.10 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Architecture is offered as a 5-year two-degree program. The program comprises the three-year B Design (Architecture) followed by the two-year Master of Architecture. The B Design (Architecture) or an equivalent qualification is a prerequisite for admission to the M Architecture degree. You apply through UAC Undergraduate for the B Design (Architecture) and through UAC Postgraduate for the M Architecture.

Recommended studies: Any two units of English plus Industrial Technology and/or Physics and/or Visual Arts and/or Mathematics.

Major studies: Architectural design, architectural history and theory, architectural technology, professional practice.

Honours: The three-year Bachelor of Design (Architecture) may be awarded as an ordinary degree or with distinction. The Master of Architecture is awarded with honours on the basis of superior performance in the program.

Professional recognition: The Master of Architecture degree is recognised for registration by the State Boards of Architects, the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. This degree, along with a minimum two years' professional experience and a professional practice examination conducted by the State Architect Registration Boards, leads to registration as an architect. These qualifications are internationally recognised and reciprocal arrangements exist with several countries.

Career opportunities: Examples include paraprofessional careers such as technicians, drafters, managers and designers in public and private architectural practices and associated industries. In addition to careers in private architectural practice, opportunities include careers in town planning, construction, project management, property development, overseas aid, infrastructure planning, research, journalism, criticism, restoration and conservation.

Additional information: The School of Architecture and Built Environment offers an integrated approach to architectural education. From the beginning of the program you work on projects and real design problems met by architects in practice and use them to develop the areas of knowledge and competence required of a graduate entering the profession.

Working usually in small groups with tutors, as in a design office, you learn to integrate the various disciplines contributing to the effective practice of architecture. The basic building needs of the workplace, the dwelling, and civic life form the themes of the design problems covered in the program. The Architecture Design Studio provides students with workstations, drawing boards and computer network connections to allow participation in the synergy of a shared learning experience. In Australia and internationally, there is currently a high demand from the profession for graduates of these programs.

Recognition of prior learning: There are credit transfer arrangements for students who have completed a TAFE Diploma or other university/formal study in a related and associated field. Read 'Academic credit'.

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