Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Learn to create environments with positive impacts on human health, environmental quality, social relationships and urban systems.
Study sustainable systems using advanced digital design tools.
Undertake architectural design projects in practical studio settings.
Graduate with an honours-level qualification.
Progress onto a Master of Architecture and gain the required practical experience to become an architect.
Architecture engages with the design, theory and practice of making spaces and environments for human activity. The profession of architecture has an extensive history as a practice and academic discipline. Developed from an apprenticeship model of professional education, workplace experience is still a requirement for professional registration and recognition of architects. This historic relationship with workplace learning still strongly informs architectural education at QUT.

If you are interested in creating things, buildings and spaces, technology, art and design, a career in architecture may be for you.
Why choose this course?
Your architecture and design degree at QUT focuses on sustainable systems and the application of advanced digital design tools to address sustainability. Your study is supported by the integration of teaching, practice and research.

Architecture at QUT is increasingly recognized internationally for its service to the advancement of the discipline, and its focus on innovation in design and sustainable development. To address the sustainability imperative, entirely new approaches to constructing and retrofitting cities are necessary. We inspire and empower you to create environments with a positive impact on human health, environmental quality, social relationships and urban systems.

You will undertake architectural design projects with a practical edge which will require you to think logically about how buildings function and are constructed. Designers learn and develop these skills in synthesis with innovative and creative thinking.

Project-based architectural design units, conducted in a studio setting, are a feature. Attitudes, theories, philosophies and practices associated with this learning environment align well with recognized good practice in teaching and learning in higher education.

This course has been assessed as a bachelor honours degree which is a higher level qualification than a bachelor degree. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career or future research and study.
Career outcomes
Graduates can find employment in the fields of architecture and building design. Upon completion of the one-year Master of Architecture and the required period of practical experience, graduates are eligible to sit for registration as an architect in Australia.


Which department am I in? QUT Creative Industries Faculty

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have an aggregate score of 26-39. Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) score of 64; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 58; Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) overall grade C1.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have sound knowledge in the area of English. They must have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.
English Language Requirements:
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) overall score is 64 and no sub-score less than 58, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) overall score is 58, Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) overall Grade is C1.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers below pathways courses for this subject Extended Foundation
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from TAFE Queensland
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

Full Time (4 years)

A$31,900.00 (US$ 24,952) per year

19 February 2018

Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, BRISBANE CITY, Queensland, 4000, BRISBANE, Australia