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Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Architecture at QUT is recognised internationally for our focus on innovation and sustainable development. Undertake architectural design projects in studio settings.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
7
Selection
rank
87
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
412372
CRICOS
096565B

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • 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.
  • Progress onto the proposed two year Master of Architecture (available from 2022) and gain the required practical experience to become an architect.

Highlights

  • 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.
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Why choose this course?

The planet is changing. New technology is emerging. Architects are facing exciting challenges and creating amazing structures that are inspiring the cities of the future. How we live and work tomorrow will be very different to today. And architects are setting the direction.

Architecture at QUT has a 100-year history as one of Australia’s principal landscape educators and is increasingly being recognised internationally for its focus on innovation in design and sustainable development. You’ll be inspired and empowered to create environments with a positive impact on human health, environmental quality, social relationships and urban systems. You will study sustainable systems and undertake architectural design projects in practical studio settings.

Real-world learning

Throughout your degree, you will undertake architectural design projects with a practical edge which will require you
to think logically and creatively about how buildings function and are constructed. You can broaden your mind, education and life experience with real-world field trips, international study tours, and student exchange with partners all over the world including Italy, Canada, France, China, Hungary, Colombia, Mexico, USA, UK and more.

What to expect

Your degree will begin with introductory and shared impact lab units where, working with students from other disciplines, you’ll focus on problems and social issues and identify potential solutions connected to industry and community. Your introductory studies will also introduce you to visualisation skills and applications needed to formulate design as an exploration of the materials of the built environment.

Your studies will then build on these foundations and explore areas including environmental principles and the global movement of modern architecture with design studio units covering the process of design, dwelling, tectonics and public spaces.

Later in your degree you will be able to transfer skills and knowledge to a workplace or professional context and gain practical work experience with work integrated learning.

Double degrees

Combine your architecture degree with a second degree to gain a broader range of skills and knowledge, a competitive advantage and enhanced career flexibility.  Choose a double degree with:

  • business to lead to careers intersecting design with marketing, public relations, advertising, international business, economics, management and human resource management.
  • engineering to enable a range of opportunities including careers in architecture, project management, property development, construction, civil engineering and urban design.
  • property economics to combine your design skills with sound economic intelligence is highly valued and use your ability to research, develop, value and design property for investment in both commercial and government sectors.
  • construction management to become a valuable architect and project manager in the building industry.

 

 

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates can find employment in the fields of architecture and building design. On completion of the two-year Master of Architecture and the required period of practical experience, graduates are eligible to sit for registration as an architect in Australia.

Career outcomes

Graduates can find employment in the fields of architecture and building design. Upon completion of a two-year’s Master of Architecture degree and the required period of practical practice, graduates are eligible to sit for registration exam to be an architect in Australia.

Possible careers

  • Architect
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Architectural Historian
  • Architectural Writer / Journalist
  • Construction Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Sustainability Design Consultant

Requirements

OP 7
Rank 87

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
DE43
QTAC code
412372
CRICOS code
096565B
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 7
Selection rank 86
OP 7
Selection rank 86
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 11
Selection rank 76
OP 8
Selection rank 84

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and