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CourseCampusType of
UAC codePattern of
Course start dateMajor offer round
B Design (Architecture)1 Newcastle – Callaghan CSP 482500 3F/EqP 82.30 23 Feb 2015 21 Jan 2015

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

Recommended studies: Any two units of English plus one or more of Industrial Technology, Physics, Visual Arts, Mathematics.

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

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

Professional recognition: The M 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. Along with a minimum two years’ professional experience and a professional practice examination conducted by the state architect registration boards, it 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 technician, drafter, manager and designer in public and private architectural practices and associated industries. In addition, 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 students 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, students 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 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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