Study Architecture in Australia (2019)

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As mentioned in our last article, it is estimated that construction is the third fastest growing industry in Australia. Hence, in this article, we will explain the industry with more detail, architecture as an undergraduate course, and which universities in Australia carry the best architecture courses.

The Industry

The revenue of the architectural service industry has seen stable growth over the last five years or so. The economy rise in Australia has rendered a demand increase from residential, commercial and industrial construction markets, thus encouraging business growth and revenue growth. All in all, the industry is projected to increase at 1.6% annually for the next five years, to roughly AUD $6.1 billion. However, there are also concerns for the rising competition in the market. 

As a result, studying a bachelors in architecture could be very beneficial to a student’s future, as it equips them with the necessary skills to enter a rapidly growing industry.

What will You Study?

Architecture students primarily work with hands on projects, rather than reading and writing. Even so, learning approaches may differ between universities, so it is crucial to research the modules thoroughly in order to select a course that suits your interests. A lot of architecture is not only taught in the classroom, but by going on field trips to study buildings, there are even programmes to travel a year abroad as an addition to an already stunning curriculum.

Key modules of bachelor degrees in architecture include structural engineering, architectural history, principles of environmental design and building material studies. Degrees teach aspiring architects to master practical skills such as how to accurately draw 3D designs, to abstract concepts such as design theory.

And finally, of course you would dedicate a majority of your time doing studio-based design project. You would pick up on primary skills such as digital illustration and architecture modelling.

Recommended Universities to Study Architecture:​

This list is based on the QS World Ranking for each university’s Bachelor’s program in Architecture. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:

  • High enrolment rate in the program
  • High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
  • High employment rate

And finally, the architecture degrees will be listed according to their specified fields:

1. The University of Sydney

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General Intake: March

The University of Sydney dedicates a whole school towards their architectural programmes – Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. They hold a proud position of #15 in the QS World Ranking 2019, with an array of programmes available in different fields of architecture.

  • Bachelor of Architecture and Environments
  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture 
  • Bachelor of Design Computing

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $40,000

2. The University of Melbourne

General Intake: March

Coming strikingly close The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne’s architecture and design programmes are ranked at #17, clearly still a highly coveted position. Their architectural programmes are all under an umbrella degree – Bachelor of Design.

Bachelor of Design majors:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Systems
  • Construction
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Property
  • Spatial Systems
  • Urban Planning

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $32,784 – $42,600 / year

3. RMIT University

General Intake: March

RMIT University has an international reputation for their excellent education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. They are also famous for their architecture programme, as they are ranked #22 in the QS World Ranking.

  • Bachelor of Architectural Design 

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $41,280 / year

  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning 

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $27,840 / year


4. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

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General Intake: February

University of New South Wales is the powerhouse for research and teaching. They also dedicated a Built Environment School with a huge selection of architecture and design specialisations.  

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Honours)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $41,280 / year

  • Bachelor of City Planning (Honours)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $39,840 / year

  • Bachelor of Computational Design (Honours)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $39,840 / year

  • Bachelor of Construction Management and Property (Honours)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $39,840 / year

  • Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $39,840 / year

  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $39,840 / year

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $39,840 / year

5. Curtin University

General Intake: February 

Curtin University is known for their high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for jobs of the future. Their architecture degrees equips their students for international standard skills and knowledge.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $29,500 / year

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $32,100 / year

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $30,100 / year

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)

Indicative fee (2019): AUD $32,100 / year

That’s it for our recommendations for the best Australian universities to study Information Technology. For more information, consult us! You can also contact us to apply.

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