Undergraduate

Architecture

Architecture is the conceptualisation and design of built forms in response to economic, social and technological needs and desires.

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

The Architecture double major provides a range of employment opportunities, including architecture (with further study), urban design (with further study), architectural drafting, architectural education/academia (with further study) or government policy. You could work in architectural and urban design practice, city and regional planning, government agencies, higher education, property development and architectural illustration and modelling.
The Architecture double major provides a range of employment opportunities, including architecture (with further study), urban design (with further study), architectural drafting, architectural education/academia (with further study) or government policy. You could work in architectural and urban design practice, city and regional planning, government agencies, higher education, property development and architectural illustration and modelling.
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Career Opportunities

Further Study

If you complete the Architecture double major at a high enough level, you can proceed to the Master of Architecture. The MArch is accredited by the Architects' Boards in each state and territory and is recognised by a number of international accreditation bodies. Completion of an Architecture major to a high enough standard can also lead to further studies in Urban Design (master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate), Building Information Modelling (master's or graduate diploma), Master of Landscape Architecture (requires additional conversion units), or a Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation.
If you complete the Architecture double major at a high enough level, you can proceed to the Master of Architecture. The MArch is accredited by the Architects' Boards in each state and territory and is recognised by a number of international accreditation bodies. Completion of an Architecture major to a high enough standard can also lead to further studies in Urban Design (master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate), Building Information Modelling (master's or graduate diploma), Master of Landscape Architecture (requires additional conversion units), or a Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation.

Fees and scholarships

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
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Direct Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • UWARE (with Bachelor of Environmental Design)
  • UWARP (with Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours))
Qualifications
  • BEnvDes + MArch
  • BPhil(Hons) + MArch
Duration
Limited places
  • No
Selection criteria
  • ATAR only
Undergraduate major
Conditions for progress to postgraduate study
  • Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a WAM of 60 per cent and double major in Architecture.

[1] This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.

[2] Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.

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Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
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Pathways for mature-age students

If you will be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age-entry pathways.
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English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Architecture provides a rich experience in creative thinking across a broad set of studies bridging the Humanities and the Sciences. It can be defined as the conceptualisation and design of individual buildings and urban landscapes in response to existing and emerging economic, technical and social needs.

About the course

The Architecture double major prepares you for postgraduate studies by introducing a range of technologies and production methods that encourage you to imagine different design outcomes and to create drawings, models and prototypes.

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Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 21-25 hours per week, plus own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ARCTA
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BEnvDes); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
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Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 21-25 hours per week, plus own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ARCTA
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BEnvDes); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Design

Course Structure

Architecture is only available as a degree-specific double major.

As well as the units specified in your major, you will study broadening units outside your main area of study.

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Meet the teachers

As a UWA architecture student, you'll be taught by award-winning practising architects and researchers. 

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Why study Architecture at UWA?

  • Award-winning and highly experienced teachers
  • Learn a comprehensive approach to design for better living

A global approach

Up to half of School of Design academic staff have an international background, which exposes you to global ways of thinking and learning. Our international outlook, forward-thinking approach and commitment to local communities translate into a rich web of contacts and collaborative opportunities. Through a range of partnerships, you'll have opportunities to learn with guidance from leading international and national architectural firms, as well as local government departments and councils. You can enjoy overseas study opportunities – recent destinations include Lisbon, Singapore, Bangkok, Athens and Harbin. The School has a large international exchange program, which continues to grow.

Excellent facilities

At the School of Design, you’ll have access to well-equipped facilities including:

  • Studio spaces
  • Design Hub, a working space with senior student mentors available for assistance
  • Digital fabrication equipment such as plastic extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines

  • Multiple computer labs with 24-hour access

  • Printmaking studio with etching presses and spray booths

  • Multimedia production facilities

  • Cullity Gallery, where you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.

FACILITY

Cullity Gallery

Cullity Gallery
FACILITY
FACILITY

Design Hub

Design Hub
FACILITY
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You'll learn to

  • create drawings, models and prototypes
  • imagine and create design outcomes and applications
  • analyse design problems and provide solutions
  • analyse historical, theoretical and ethical aspects of architecture
  • employ design communication and sustainable design
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Form connections

The UWA ALVA Student Society is affiliated with the UWA Student Guild and represents students within the School of Design. Visit them on Facebook.

The UWA FAHA Club represents the Fine Arts and History of Art student body. Visit them on Instagram.

Follow the School of Design on Facebook and Instagram.

Your degree options

This double major is only available within the Bachelor of Environmental Design or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degrees. You are not able to pair this double major with another major.

 

Course accreditation

Students who complete the Architecture double major at a sufficiently high level may proceed to the Master of Architecture by Coursework (MArch). The MArch is accredited by the Architects Boards in each state and territory and recognised by a number of international accreditation bodies.
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To become an architect, you will complete five years of study.

Architecture Pathways

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School of Design

The School of Design embraces studies from a unique place, imagining cities, cultures and communities in a new light. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and create.