Bachelor of Arts in Architecture




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Activate your flair for design in architecture
Are you creative and adventurous with a special interest in architecture? Our course encourages you to explore the world of design within the setting of Australia's national capital - an internationally recognised model design city.
Study a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at UC and you will:
explore Canberra as an exciting laboratory for design invention
use community and government projects as study vehicles
engage with public policy in environment and design
master technical practices with research-led teaching
investigate architectural concepts of challenging complexity
look at how history, theory and design relates to landscape urbanism, cultural meaning in architecture, modernism and urban policy.
Work-integrated learning
You will have the advantage of working with local architecture practices while studying. This will give you valuable practical experience that helps you build a professional network even before you've graduated.
Career opportunities
interior architecture
film, television or theatre set design
museum curation and design
urban planning, building and construction conservation
Course specific information
Standard entry is to this course is by ATAR score however you can also apply via portfolio entry: .au/arts-design/portfolio-entry
To practice as an architect you must complete a two year Master of Architecture degree. This bachelor can be used for admission into the Masters and is also a pathway for other UC postgraduate design courses including interior architecture, landscape architecture and environmental design.
Course Objectives
An understanding of the contextual and cultural parameters informing architectural design considerations.
An awareness of architecture as professional practice and the ethical responsibilities of the profession to society and the environment.
An ability to critically consider a range of complex issues and to creatively explore design responses informed by analysis and inquiry.
An ability to formulate architectural design proposals through abstract thinking and interrogative processes.
Development of skills towards interpretive, compositional and technical outcomes.
An ability to present and convey a resolved design proposal with graphic, verbal and conceptual clarity.
Application of knowledge and skills
Contribution of developed architectural skills and knowledge to the field of urban architecture in collaboration with other professionals.
The initiation of architectural strategies to address concerns of contemporary living and public/ social context.

An ability to apply developed skills in interpretive and technical outcomes in support of sustainable environmental considerations.
Progression towards advanced skill development through Honours pathways and Master of Architecture studies leading to Professional Architectural registration.
High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) 298JA course


Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Design

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic - 6.0 overall with no band score below 5.5; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): IBT - Overall score of 60 with no skill score below: R3: 10, L: 9, S: 16, W: 19; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic - 50 with no skill score below 42; Cambridge English Scale (CES) - 169 with no individual sub-score below 162; Occupational English Test (OET) - No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course. (i.e.) Year 12 qualification
Other English language requirements: TOEFL (PTE) 50-57; CAE - 52.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
TAFE Queensland

Full Time (Standard 6 semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum 20 semesters.)

A$30,450.00 (US$ 23,818) per year

12 February 2018, 6 August 2018

University of Canberra University Drive, BRUCE, Australian Capital Territory, 2617, CANBERRA, Australia