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Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies) - Advanced Standing Entry

Architecture at QUT is recognised internationally for our focus on innovation and sustainable development. Prior work experience or studies required
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Selection
rank
89
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
412412
CRICOS
079947G

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.
  • Graduate with an honours-level qualification.
  • Progress onto a Master of Architecture 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.
  • Graduate with an honours-level qualification.
  • Progress onto a Master of Architecture and gain the required practical experience to become an architect.

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 recognised internationally for its service to the advancement of the discipline, and its focus on innovation in design and sustainable development, which requires new approaches to constructing and retrofitting cities. 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. Explore attitudes, theories, philosophies and practices through projectbased architectural design units, conducted in a studio setting.

Applicants must have a minimum of 72 credit points of advanced standing from core and/or Architecture major units in this course. All other applicants will need to apply for the Bachelor of Design (Architecture).

What to expect

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. Workplace experience and learning is still a requirement for professional registration and recognition of architects.

If you are interested in creating things, buildings and spaces, technology, art and design, a career in architecture may be for you.

Career outcomes

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.

Professional recognition

This course, along with the Master of Architecture course, has received full accreditation from the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, and full recognition from the Australian Institute of Architects.

Possible careers

  • Architect
  • Designer

Details and units

Customise your degree

Your architectural studies design course consists of 18 units in your primary major and four units that are common to all six design majors (architectural studies, fashion, industrial design, interactive and visual design, interior design or landscape architecture).

An additional eight units are taken outside your primary major. After studying for a year you can:

  • choose a second major# (eight units from any approved QUT degree), or
  • choose two minors (a minor is a specific set of four units drawn from courses throughout QUT), or
  • choose one minor and four electives.

Minors and majors allow you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations. Minors give you breadth of knowledge from two other areas and a second major provides depth in one area. This means eight units of your course (one quarter of your degree) are taken from outside your primary major. You’ll work alongside students from other disciplines because that is how it will be when you graduate and work in the real world of design. The possibilities are almost endless.

Here are some examples that might inspire ideas:

  • an architecture student could take a minor in interior design and a work integrated learning minor to gain professional industry experience
  • a landscape architecture student could take a language minor such as Italian to help them work overseas
  • an interior design student could take a second major in industrial design to aid their ambition to design and manufacture their own range of office furniture
  • an industrial design student could take a second major in mechanical or electrical engineering to give them a deeper understanding of manufacturing and production
  • a fashion student could take a minor in business and another in interior design to help meet their dream of launching their own concept fashion store
  • an interactive and visual design student could take a second major in advertising or marketing and work as a designer for a leading digital agency.

And remember - your second major or minors could be in film, creative writing, music, visual arts, drama or other disciplines across QUT. #

Your course

Year 1

  • three foundation units covering design, design history and sustainability
  • two units in introductory core architecture design studios
  • first unit dealing with place making

Year 2

  • two design studio units covering the process of design, dwelling, tectonics and public spaces
  • units in integrated technology (climate) and history/theory (culture and space)
  • study history/theory (architecture in the twentieth century) and architectural technology (building construction)
  • first two units of your second major or first minor

Year 3

  • units focusing on digital tools and sustainability
  • develop knowledge of technology integration (structure)
  • study history/theory (architecture and the city), and architectural technology (building services)
  • three units in your second major or minors

Year 4

  • address the context of buildings in urban settings
  • design project integrating your accumulated knowledge
  • complete your second major or your second minor

Masters course

This course is designed to be followed by QUT’s one-year Master of Architecture. In addition, to work as a registered architect in Australia you will need to:

  • have completed two years of practical work experience (one year of which may be during your studies)
  • successfully complete the Architectural Practice Examination
  • apply for registration to the Architects’ Board in each state or territory in which you wish to practise.

Study overseas

Study overseas while gaining 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. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Customise your degree

Your Architectural studies design course consists of 18 units in your primary major and four units that are common to all six design majors (architectural studies, fashion, industrial design, interactive and visual design, interior design or landscape architecture).

An additional eight units are taken outside your primary major. After studying for a year you can:

  • choose a second major# (eight units from any approved QUT degree), or
  • choose two minors (a minor is a specific set of four units drawn from courses throughout QUT), or
  • choose one minor and four electives.
Minors and majors allow you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career
aspirations. Minors give you breadth of knowledge from two other areas and a
second major provides depth in one area.

This means eight units of your course (one quarter of your degree) are taken from
outside your primary major. You’ll work alongside students from other disciplines
because that is how it will be when you graduate and work in the real world of
design. The possibilities are almost endless. Here are some examples that might inspire ideas:
  • an architecture student could take a minor in interior design and a work integrated learning minor to gain professional industry experience
  • a landscape architecture student could take a language minor such as Italian to help them work overseas
  • an interior design student could take a second major in industrial design to aid their ambition to design and manufacture their own range of office furniture
  • an industrial design student could take a second major in mechanical or electrical engineering to give them a deeper understanding of manufacturing and production
  • a fashion student could take a minor in business and another in interior design to help meet their dream of launching their own concept fashion store
  • an interactive and visual design student could take a second major in advertising or marketing and work as a designer for a leading digital agency.
And remember - your second major or minors could be in film, creative writing,
music, visual arts, drama or other disciplines across QUT. #

Your course

Year 1
  • three foundation units covering design, design history and sustainability
  • two units in introductory core architecture design studios 
  • first unit dealing with place making
Year 2
  • two design studio units covering the process of design, dwelling, tectonics and public spaces
  • units in integrated technology (climate) and history/theory (culture and space) 
  • study history/theory (architecture in the twentieth century) and architectural technology (building construction)
  • first two units of your second major or first minor
Year3
  • units focusing on digital tools and sustainability
  • develop knowledge of technology integration (structure)
  • study history/theory (architecture and the city), and architectural technology (building services)
  • three units in your second major or minors
Year 4
  • address the context of buildings in urban settings
  • design project integrating your accumulated knowledge 
  • complete your second major or your second minor
Masters course
This course is designed to be followed by QUT’s one-year Master of Architecture. In addition, to work as a registered architect in Australia you will need to:
  • have completed two years of practical work experience (one year of which may be during your studies)
  • successfully complete the Architectural Practice Examination
  • apply for registration to the Architects’ Board in each state or territory in which you wish to practise.

Study Overseas

Study overseas while gaining 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. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Requirements

Rank 89

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

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Course code
DE42
QTAC code
412412
CRICOS code
079947G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Deferment

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

​Advanced Standing Entry
Applicants must have a minimum of 144 credit points from core and/or architecture major units in this course.

All other applicants will need to apply for the Bachelor of Design (Architecture).

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

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Adjustments to your selection rank

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

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

412412 Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies) - Advanced Standing Entry

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2018 information is not available.

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

Applicants must have a minimum of 144 credit points of advanced standing from core and/or Architecture major units in this course.

All other applicants will need to apply for the Bachelor of Design (Architecture).

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, Singapore, 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
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English 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 within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
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.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

2020 fees

2020: $36,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

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