Highlights

  • Design the sustainable cities and structures of our future with Queensland’s most in-demand architecture degree. 
  • Learn from real-world architects working in the field, and get insights and opportunities that’ll give you a competitive edge. 
  • Complete up to 100 hours of real work placement and gain the skills and experience you need to step confidently into your future career. 
  • Bring your concepts to life in our advanced design and fabrication workshops, with expert guidance from our dedicated technical team. 
  • Make valuable connections at our industry events hosted by QUT and our student clubs and societies. 
  • Continue your journey to becoming a registered architect with our two-year Master of Architecture. 

Highlights

  • Design the sustainable cities and structures of our future with Queensland’s most in-demand architecture degree. 
  • Learn from real-world architects working in the field, and get insights and opportunities that’ll give you a competitive edge. 
  • Complete up to 100 hours of real work placement and gain the skills and experience you need to step confidently into your future career. 
  • Bring your concepts to life in our advanced design and fabrication workshops, with expert guidance from our dedicated technical team. 
  • Make valuable connections at our industry events hosted by QUT and our student clubs and societies. 
  • Continue your journey to becoming a registered architect with our two-year Master of Architecture. 

Why choose this course?

With a focus on innovation in design and sustainable development, a QUT Architecture degree will give you the skills and experience you need to design the cities and structures of our future. 

QUT is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world for architecture and built environment**, and we are proud to have Queensland’s most in-demand architecture degree.  

With a strong reputation in the industry, our graduates are in high demand. The percentage of our graduates who secure full-time employment is among the highest in the country***, and our graduates have the highest starting salaries of all Brisbane architecture graduates. 

You’ll be taught by practising architects with direct industry links, who’ll share valuable insights and opportunities that’ll give you a competitive edge. You’ll also have opportunities to connect with our young alumni who’ve successfully established themselves in the industry. 

Throughout your studies, you’ll undertake projects and hone your skills in our advanced design studios and fabrication workshops, where you’ll be guided and supported by our expert technical team. You’ll also work with students from other disciplines to address real-world challenges, just as you would in a real architectural practice. 

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.

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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. 

You’ll 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’ll transfer your skills and knowledge to a workplace or professional context and gain practical work experience through our work integrated learning program. At the end of your degree, you can progress onto our two-year Master of Architecture and continue your journey to becoming a registered architect in Australia and overseas. 

 

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.

* QTAC First Preferences 2022
** 
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 
*** Source: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-2021 / Australian Taxation Office 2017-18 financial year / Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) / ComparED compared.edu.au 

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

With an Architecture degree from QUT, you’ll be able to start your design career as a junior designer, draftsperson, set designer and more. To become a registered architect, you’ll need to undertake two more years of training in our Master of Architecture program, and then pass the Architectural Practice Exam once you’ve completed two years of practical experience. 

Careers and 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 Historian
  • Architectural Writer / Journalist
  • Construction Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Sustainability Design Consultant

Details and units

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design (Architecture), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • a design major (144 credit points), including four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and 96 credit points from the architecture discipline
  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of both:
    • four architecture design specialisation units (48 credit points)
    • a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design (Architecture), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • a design major (144 credit points), including four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and 96 credit points from the architecture discipline
  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of both:
    • four architecture design specialisation units (48 credit points)
    • a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
79.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
DE43
QTAC code
412372
CRICOS code
096565B
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
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 of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

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Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 89.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, 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.

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Deferment

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

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Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2022

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 98.20
Selection rank 99.95
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 84.35
Selection rank 85.15
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 71.55
Selection rank 79.00

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).

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 we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

ATAR/selection rank
79.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 89.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: CSP $8,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2023 fees

2023: $33,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: CSP $8,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $32,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

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