Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

161499 v.3 Bachelor of Architecture

BArch(Curtin) or BArch(Hons)(Curtin)

Course CRICOS Code: 003894K
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This course is designed to provide students with the educational qualification component that forms part of the requirements for registration as architects and for membership of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 60 per cent or better in the last two semesters of study, or an equivalent qualification.

Specific Requirements

Non-TEE students are advised to contact the school to arrange an interview where they may be required to present a folio. STAT elements considered are E and V and Q.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

Full-time study for two years in addition to the three year Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) degree. The full course of study leading to a professional degree in architecture will therefore be five years or equivalent part-time study.

Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by the Architects' boards in all states and territories of Australia as the academic component of requirements for establishing eligibility to be registered as an architect in the respective state or territory. In addition to the degree, completion of approved postgraduate practical experience and the passing of Architects Accreditation Council of Australia architectural practice examinations are required for registration. This course is also recognised by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects for membership, and the Commonwealth Association of Architects.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

For details on the honours classes refer to the General Section of the Handbook.

Course Structure



Year 4 Semester 1

12409 v.3   Architecture and Culture 401 3.0 25.0
12414 v.3   Architectural Research Methods 401 2.0 12.5
12415 v.5   Architectural Design 401 6.5 50.0
7548 v.4   Architectural Law and Contracts 401 2.0 12.5

Year 4 Semester 2

12411 v.3   Architecture and Culture 402 2.0 12.5
12412 v.5 * Architecture Special Topic 402 2.0 12.5
12416 v.4   Architectural Design 402 6.5 50.0
310040 v.1   Architectural Practice and Specifications 402 2.7 25.0

Year 5 Semester 1

307047 v.1   Architectural Dissertation Preparation 501 2.0 12.5
309253 v.1 * Architecture Special Topic 501 2.0 12.5
310042 v.1   Architectural Coordination 501 3.0 25.0
7566 v.7   Architectural Design 501 6.5 50.0

Year 5 Semester 2

310039 v.1   Architectural Management 502 2.0 25.0
6858 v.4   Architectural Dissertation 599 1.0 75.0
* Under consultation with the Course Coordinator, a relevant elective may be selected as an alternative to one or both of Architecture Special Topic 402 and Architecture Special Topic 501.


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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