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Architecture Pathways

Architects guide, plan and shape the world around us.

How to Apply

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Frequently asked questions

Pathway details

An Architecture degree sets you on the path to conceptualise and design buildings, urban configurations and landscapes in response to economic, technical and social needs and desires. At UWA you’ll benefit from intensive teaching with a low student-to-staff ratio in design studios. You'll also graduate with the skills to build 6-star+ rated housing, a growing need in today's environmentally minded society. Practical studies are supported by investigating design communication, sustainable design and historical, theoretical and ethical aspects. Students can also exhibit their work at the Cullity Gallery.

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Graduate architect

Architect To become an architect you need to study a three-year bachelor's degree followed by a two-year master's degree ARCHITECT = 2 MASTER’S 3+ BACHELOR’S

Choose a Bachelor of Environmental Design with the Architecture extended major to begin your professional pathway. You'll then complete a two-year Master of Architecture (MArch) which comprises an intensive program in design, technology, theory and professional practice.

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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.

10:1 student-to-staff ratio within teaching studios


Related pathways

You may also like to consider a Landscape Architecture Pathway.

Assured Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • UWARE (with Bachelor of Environmental Design)
  • UWARP (with Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours))
  • BEnvDes + MArch
  • BPhil(Hons) + MArch
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 extended 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.


Standard entry

You can study architecture by completing a bachelor's degree with an extended major in Architecture. This requires a minimum ATAR of 75.00, and you will need to achieve a weighted average mark (WAM) of 60 per cent to qualify for entry into the Master of Architecture.

Entry for holders of other degrees

Considering a career change? If you have completed an undergraduate degree without the required architecture studies, you may still gain entry to a Master of Architecture. You'll take conversion units that will make the course duration up to 3.5 years.

Course accreditation

The Master of Architecture has replaced the Bachelor of Architecture as the professional degree accredited in Australia (by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Architects Registration Board of WA) and validated internationally by the Commonwealth Association of Architects. This qualification is therefore widely recognised overseas.

Following completion of the Master of Architecture, graduates must undertake two years of professional practice under the direction of a registered architect and then pass the Architectural Practice Examination (APE) before being eligible to register as an architect in Australia.