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Architecture is more than just art and technology. At the University of Newcastle, our Bachelor of Design (Architecture) students are challenged to explore their potential as agents for change. Mentored by AIA gold-medal winning professors in practice, our graduates don’t just design and shape the physical spaces of our cities and buildings – they use architecture to stimulate the places we live and work, engage the community and improve our world. Learn in the state’s newest creative innovation centre – Newcastle. Through live projects, you’ll develop design principles that emphasise social, economic and environmental sustainability and become a consultative problem solver.
Areas of study Architectural design, architectural history and theory, architectural technology, professional practice.
Career opportunities Architect, designer, drafter, infrastructure planner, project manager, technician, town planner. Broaden your career options and qualify as a professional architect with a Master of Architecture (two additional years of study).
Professional recognition Fully accredited by the NSW Architects Registration Board, the Commonwealth Association of Architects and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. Internationally recognised through the Canberra Accord, the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM) and as part of the Bologna Process for European Higher Education.
Practical experience Engage in live projects through hands-on work and public exhibitions. Collaborate with organisations to improve the housing and health of disadvantaged people in remote Australia and developing countries. Our graduates also exhibit their work publicly at our graduate exhibition, an opportunity to showcase work to industry and the local community.
Fees and charges Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Recommended studies: Any 2 units of English, any 2 units of history, plus one or more of Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, Visual Arts.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
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Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.
Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.