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Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Handbook

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Program Code

10028

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 482500 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus

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PLEASE NOTE: The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) is an AQF level 7 program from 2015.

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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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

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 may be eligible.


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There are no prerequisite courses but the study of Architecture calls for skills in literacy, numeracy and design. Courses such as English, Art, Visual Arts, Industrial Technology, History, Mathematics and Physics provide a good basis for the development of core skills.


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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 a 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).


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


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

There is no professional placement with this program, however, students are strongly encouraged to take a minimum of a one year study-break between the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and Master of Architecture in order or travel and/or gain experience in architect practices here in Australia and overseas.


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The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) degree is a pre-professional qualification which is normally followed by the Master of Architecture. The completion of both programs provides qualifications to enable graduates to enter the Architecture profession.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. 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/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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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.

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

NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/

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.


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The architecture program consists of a full time, two-degree program, taken over five years full-time study or part-time equivalent. 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.


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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 "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE1100Communication in the Built Environment 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1101Construction Technology 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1102Construction Ecology 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1103Communication in the Built Environment 2Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1104History and Theory in the Built Environment 1Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1200Architectural Design 1ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE1220Architectural Design 1BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)20 units
Back to topYear 2 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE2100Construction Technology 2Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE2200Communication in the Built Environment 3Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE2201Architectural Design 2BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE2202Communication in the Built Environment 4Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE2203History and Theory in the Built Environment 2Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE2220Architectural Design 2ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)20 units
Electives
Elective 1Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.10 units
Back to topYear 3 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE2101Construction Ecology 2Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE3100Construction Technology 3Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE3200History and Theory in the Built Environment 3Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE3220Architectural Design 3ASemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)20 units
ARBE3221Architectural Design 3BSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)20 units
Electives
Elective 2Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.10 units