Highlights

  • Be inspired and empowered to create environments with a positive impact on human health, environmental quality, social relationships and urban systems.
  • Undertake architectural design projects with a practical edge which will require you to think logically and creatively about how buildings function and are constructed.
  • Study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and get access to multimillion dollar research facilities, as well as learning practical solutions that impact on the real world.
  • A range of opportunities are available to you with the double degree including careers in architecture, project management, property development, construction, civil engineering and urban design.

Highlights

  • Be inspired and empowered to create environments with a positive impact on human health, environmental quality, social relationships and urban systems.
  • Undertake architectural design projects with a practical edge which will require you to think logically and creatively about how buildings function and are constructed.
  • Study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and get access to multimillion dollar research facilities, as well as learning practical solutions that impact on the real world.
  • A range of opportunities are available to you with the double degree including careers in architecture, project management, property development, construction, civil engineering and urban design.

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What to expect

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Our architecture course 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.

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.

Graduates can find employment in the fields of architecture and building design. To become a registered architect, once you have completed the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) you can progress onto our globally recognised Master of Architecture. Our master’s degree is accredited by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia and will advance your design skills and practical experience for your architecture registration exam.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and get access to multimillion dollar research facilities, as well as learning practical solutions that impact on the real world.

A range of opportunities are available to you with the double degree including careers in architecture, project management, property development, construction, civil engineering and urban design.

Specialise and tailor your course to suit your own career aspirations. Study opportunities include student-led projects, international study tours, and access to multimillion dollar research facilities.

As part of this course, you must choose one of the following majors:

  • civil engineering
  • computer and software systems
  • electrical and aerospace engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • mechatronics
  • medical engineering
  • chemical process engineering.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded in the curriculum and it is a core component for all engineering students. WIL allows you to graduate with a portfolio of professional skills that provides evidence of your professional competencies.

You are required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the engineering environment as part of your work integrated learning.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

A range of opportunities is available to you in these global industries including careers in architecture, project management, property development, construction, civil engineering and urban design.

Possible careers

  • Architect
  • Engineer

Details and units

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 528 credit points, made up of 240 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and 288 credit points from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). You will study design and engineering units in your first your years and for the remainder of this course you will concentrate on engineering studies.

Design component

You will complete:

  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • four architecture specialisation units (48 credit points)
  • and the architecture major (144 credit points), including:
    • four shared foundation units (48 credit points)
    • eight units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Engineering component

Your engineering studies will include:

  • four core units (48 credit points) and two core options (24 credit points)
  • eight engineering major units (120 credit points)
  • eight honours-level units (96 credits points).

You must choose a major from:

  • chemical process engineering
  • civil engineering
  • computer and software systems engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • electrical and aerospace engineering
  • mechatronics engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • medical engineering

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT 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 either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 528 credit points, made up of 240 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and 288 credit points from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). You will study design and engineering units in your first your years and for the remainder of this course you will concentrate on engineering studies.

Design component

You will complete:

  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • four architecture specialisation units (48 credit points)
  • and the architecture major (144 credit points), including:
    • four shared foundation units (48 credit points)
    • eight units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Engineering component

Your engineering studies will include:

  • four core units (48 credit points) and two core options (24 credit points)
  • eight engineering major units (120 credit points)
  • eight honours-level units (96 credits points).

You must choose a major from:

  • chemical process engineering
  • civil engineering
  • computer and software systems engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • electrical and aerospace engineering
  • mechatronics engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • medical engineering

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT 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 either degree 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
ID19
QTAC code
419042
CRICOS code
096574A
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
5.5 years full-time
9 years part-time
Duration
5.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

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:

  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

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.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

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

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

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 99.10
Selection rank 99.95
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 86.40
Selection rank 90.05
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 76.80
Selection rank 80.80

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

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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.

Assumed knowledge
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

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.

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

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 $7,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2023 fees

2023: $34,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: CSP $7,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $35,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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