The University of Newcastle
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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.
They 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.
Architectural design, architectural history and theory, architectural technology, professional practice.
You’ll learn about:
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).
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.
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.
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 have not previously studied one or more of these subjects or your knowledge is limited, we encourage you to undertake bridging courses. NUPrep Bridging offers academic preparation and support short courses, which are free and can be completed on campus or online before you start your degree.
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If you completed or partially completed higher education studies, your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank for admission purposes.
If you completed or partially completed competency-based vocational education and training (such as TAFE, a private Registered Training Provider, or vocational studies undertaken in high school), this can be used to determine your eligibility for admission.
Studies completed at an AQF Level 4 (Cert IV) or higher provide Guaranteed Entry into many of our undergraduate programs.
If you do not have an ATAR (or equivalent) or formal qualification, Newcastle University offers a range of pathways toward your dream degree. No matter what your age or experience, there is a place for you.
If you have undertaken previous studies at another higher education institution or registered training organisation, you may be awarded credit towards your undergraduate degree. You must apply for admission before applying for credit.
View all details of this course on the University of Newcastle website.
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The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review.
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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 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 component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.