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.
  • Learn to coordinate the construction and maintenance of large and complex projects such as low-rise and high-rise housing developments, hotels, factories, office blocks, schools and hospitals.
  • Your combined architecture and construction management knowledge will make you a valuable architect and project manager in the building industry.
  • Progress onto the proposed two year Master of Architecture (available from 2022) and gain the required practical experience to become an architect.

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.
  • Learn to coordinate the construction and maintenance of large and complex projects such as low-rise and high-rise housing developments, hotels, factories, office blocks, schools and hospitals.
  • Your combined architecture and construction management knowledge will make you a valuable architect and project manager in the building industry.
  • Progress onto the proposed two year Master of Architecture (available from 2022) and gain the required practical experience to become an architect.

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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. This redesigned course is undergoing reaccreditation with the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. We are also seeking recognition from the Australian Institute of Architects.

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management)

Our construction management course is considered one of the best in Australia and is highly ranked internationally. The course provides you with skills to manage resources (plant, materials, subcontractors and labour) and equips you to obtain meaningful employment.

You will develop skills in the broad foundations of construction management, such as measurement and estimating, site management, scheduling and programming, and technical communications.

Your combined architecture and construction management knowledge will make you a valuable architect and project manager in the building industry.

You will regularly attend lectures and tutorials often delivered by the industry's best frontline professionals. You will also undertake professional practice, learn problem-solving techniques using specific case studies and attend site visits to become a valuable work-ready graduate.

A construction management degree can facilitate your path to a challenging and interesting career, with the prospects of extremely high job satisfaction and financial rewards. You may be employed in private organisations such as large construction and development companies or consultancies, or government departments.

The course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Your combined architecture and construction management knowledge will make you a valuable architect and project manager in the building industry.

Professional recognition

The construction management course has professional accreditation by the Australian Institute of Building.

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.

Possible careers

  • Architect
  • Construction Manager

Details and units

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 480 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and 288 credit points from the Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours)(Construction Management). You will study design and urban development units in your first four years, and concentrate on urban development studies for the remainder of this course.

Design component

In order to complete the Architecture major, you must complete a total of 240 credit points of core units comprising:

  • Architecture, Impact Lab and Design foundation units - 192 credit points
  • four units completed as part of the Construction Management component - 48 credit points**

Urban Development component

The Construction Management major component requires completion of 288 credit points (24 units) consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of core Urban Development units, including 12cps professional practice unit and 12cps research methods unit.
  • 192 credit points of Construction Management discipline units
  • 24 credit points capstone project.

**Four units are completed as part of the Construction Management component and will contribute to the completion requirements of both courses.

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.

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 480 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and 288 credit points from the Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours)(Construction Management). You will study design and urban development units in your first four years, and concentrate on urban development studies for the remainder of this course.

Design component

In order to complete the Architecture major, you must complete a total of 240 credit points of core units comprising:

  • Architecture, Impact Lab and Design foundation units - 192 credit points
  • four units completed as part of the Construction Management component - 48 credit points**

Urban Development component

The Construction Management major component requires completion of 288 credit points (24 units) consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of core Urban Development units, including 12cps professional practice unit and 12cps research methods unit.
  • 192 credit points of Construction Management discipline units
  • 24 credit points capstone project.

**Four units are completed as part of the Construction Management component and will contribute to the completion requirements of both courses.

Study overseas

Study overseas while gaining 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. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Requirements

OP
9
Selection rank
82.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
ID18
QTAC code
419082
CRICOS code
096573B
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
5 years full-time
Duration
5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Offer 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 of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we 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)
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 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 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, 2019

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
* "<5" - indicates less than 5 OP/Rank based offers were made
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*

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.

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

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

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 encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

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

More about assumed knowledge

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
9
Rank
82
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 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, South Africa, 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.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
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.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

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

2021 fees

2021: CSP $8,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $32,300 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.

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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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Scholarships

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