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Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

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Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

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28th Jul 2015 11:21pm

Program Code

10028

AQF Level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 3 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 3 years full time.

ATAR (2015)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus80.2086.70

Recommended Studies

Any two units of English plus Industrial Technology and/or Physics and/or Visual Arts and/or Mathematics.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

Architecture is a creative and exciting profession that combines technology, ecology, philosophy, art and science to solve the problems of the built environment. Homes, office buildings, opera houses, art galleries, schools and factories are all designed by architects.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438


Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Enhanced TAFE-University articulation (credit) arrangements are in place for this degree. Students who have completed the TAFE NSW program, Associate Diploma in Architectural Drafting or the Diploma in Architectural Technology (with passes at credit grade or better), will receive a minimum of 80 units at 1000 level towards the Bachelor of Design (Architecture).


Professional Recognition

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia

The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) degree is a pre-professional qualification, followed by the Master of Architecture, providing qualifications to enable students to enter the Architecture profession. Students are required to complete the Master of Architecture in order to be eligible for registration by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.

Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Students are required to complete the Master of Architecture in order to be eligible for registration by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

Royal Institute of British Architects

Students are required to complete the Master of Architecture in order to be eligible for registration by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

State Boards of Architects

Completion of the Master of Architecture degree together with a minimum of two years professional experience and a professional practice exam (conducted by the State Board of Architects) leads to registration as an Architect.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

240 units

Program Duration

3 years full time or part time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) requires the completion of 240 units, which is comprised  of core courses (220 units) and elective courses (20 units).

After completing the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and before applying for entry to the Master of Architecture, students are encouraged to take a Leave of Absence of at least one year in order to travel and/or gain experience in an architect's practice.


Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional Information" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ARBE1100Communication in the Built Environment 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1101Construction Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1102Construction Ecology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1103Communication in the Built Environment 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1104History and Theory in the Built Environment 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1200Architectural Design 1A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE1220Architectural Design 1B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
ARBE2100Construction Technology 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE2101Construction Ecology 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE2200Communication in the Built Environment 3
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE2201Architectural Design 2B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE2202Communication in the Built Environment 4
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE2203History and Theory in the Built Environment 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE2220Architectural Design 2A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
ARBE3100Construction Technology 3
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE3200History and Theory in the Built Environment 3
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE3220Architectural Design 3A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
ARBE3221Architectural Design 3B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Honours

The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) may be awarded as an ordinary degree or 'With Distinction'.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • A thorough knowledge of Architectural fundamentals and the principles which underpin them so as to operate effectively with comprehensive and well-founded skills.
  • An ability to inform their practice through knowledge of historical and cultural precedents, as well as their own experience.
  • An ability to apply design theories and methods to their projects.
  • Utilise effective communication skills, including verbal, written and/or visual strategies, to communicate design & technical information both in the process of collaboration & to convey information.
  • Be responsive to the societal issues and the needs of the users of their designs.
  • Inform their design through a knowledge of structures, materials, construction and service systems.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.

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