Bachelor of Design - Architecture

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture is the first of two degrees needed to become an architect. Students wishing to qualify for professional recognition as architects must also complete the Master of Architecture. UTS architecture courses provide the skills and knowledge necessary to practise in the architectural profession and to be a future leader in the design of the built environment. Through the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, students learn what it means to be an architect in a globalised world. This is achieved with a focus on how the profession can shape global cities through complex spatial thinking. The first step is to deprogram preconceived ideas of architecture. Such an approach lays the foundations for creative spatial and material awareness, pushing the boundaries of traditional architectural practice. UTS takes a hands-on approach to digital design and fabrication: students learn the software, material and model-making skills required to translate thought into form, right from the start. They have the opportunity to work on real-life projects and engage with stakeholders such as the Powerhouse Museum, ABC, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA), and Sydney Olympic Park Authority. Students are globally connected with opportunities to study in, work in or visit cities such as Berlin, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo. They hear from international experts through guest lectures and are connected to global competitions and scholarships like the Costenino Design Challenge or Frank Gehry internship program. UTS Architecture is a young and vibrant architectural school, working from one of Australia's newest, leading-edge campuses. Its staff are actively engaged in the industry as practitioners and commentators, while its 24-hour studios are always abuzz with students who live and breathe architecture.

Course Fee:


International: $105,552

Entry Requirements:

Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. Applications may be considered based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. Non-current school leaver applicants are advised to submit an optional portfolio by October. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. Assumed knowledge Mathematics and any two units of English. Design and Technology, Visual Arts are recommended.

Structure:

The course comprises a total of 144 credit points. The normal full-time load is four 6-credit-point subjects a session, totalling 48 credit points a year for three years. Year 1 comprises four compulsory 6-credit-point subjects a session. Years 2 and 3 comprise one 6-credit-point elective and three compulsory subjects a session.

Subjects you can Study:

Architecture

Study Pathways:

Students who have successfully completed this course may proceed to the Master of Architecture as continuing students, provided they enrol in the next academic year after award of the degree, or seek leave of absence for no longer than one academic year after the award.

Further information:

Career opportunities include architect (after completion of the Master of Architecture), urban designer, project manager, administrator, policymaker, researcher, educator, journalist, and disaster relief and international aid professional.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture followed by the Master of Architecture is accredited for professional recognition by the NSW Architects Registration Board, the Australian Institute of Architects and the Commonwealth Association of Architects.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00099F

Related Careers:

Architect,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 96.1 No Full time 3 years
City 96.1 No Part time 6 years
One of the largest universities in New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has an international reputation for quality programs and flexible learning. UTS offers its students a lively, supportive and diverse learning environment and a range of social, cultural and sporting facilities to enrich each student's experience. The UTS campus is located in a vibrant and diverse environment in the heart of the City near Haymarket and Darling Harbour.

The University's goal is to provide a level of higher education that informs, instructs and augments knowledge and skills relevant to students' futures in professional life. UTS develops and regularly revises its programs of study in partnership with industry, government and professional bodies, so that its degrees are based on the latest professional standards and current practices. As a result, UTS produces graduates who are ready for work, and this is demonstrated in the high numbers of its students who are members of the workforce within a few months of finishing their degree. UTS regards learning as a lifelong experience, and offers a range of programs to cater for the educational needs of people at a variety of stages in their lives, and from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Each faculty is responsible for programs across a number of key disciplines, and many offer courses in conjunction with other faculties or with the Institute for International Studies. Courses developed and delivered by the faculties reflect the University's commitment to providing a relevant education to students through flexible and work-based modes of learning and through the ongoing internationalisation of the curriculum.

Provider CRICOS: 00099F

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