University of Technology Sydney

C10413v1 Bachelor of Design in Architecture Master of Architecture

Award(s): Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDesArch)
Master of Architecture (MArch)

UAC code: 609556 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 103340A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture Master of Architecture is only offered to recent school leaver applicants. Applicants who have undertaken any other higher education will not be eligible.

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture Master of Architecture leads to professional recognition as an architect.

C10413 Bachelor of Design in Architecture Master of Architecture consists of the identical program as (C10004) Bachelor of Design in Architecture from Year 1 through to Year 3 and as (C04235) Master of Architecture from Year 4 through to Year 5.

To progress into the master level (Years 4 and 5) of this double-degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must have completed 144cp as part of the structures STM91342 Core subjects (UG Architecture) and CBK91801 Electives (UG Architecture); AND
  • Attain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.50 or above across the structures STM91342 and CBK91801 (Years 1-3).

Students who attain a GPA between 5.00 and 5.49 across STM91342 core subjects and CBK91801 (Years 1-3) will be transferred to (C10004) Bachelor of Design in Architecture to graduate. These students may apply for entry to (C04235) Master of Architecture – please see admissions requirements.

Students who attain a GPA below 5.00 are not eligible for entry into the Master of Architecture.

Any student who completes all subjects as part of STM91342 and CBK91801 (Years 1-3, 144cp) for the bachelor program, and does not wish to continue on to the master course, may choose to graduate from (C10004) Bachelor of Design in Architecture via Course Transfer-graduating.

Note that C10004 Bachelor of Design in Architecture on its own is not sufficient for professional accreditation as an architect.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture is the first of two degrees needed to become an architect. Students wishing to qualify for professional recognition as architects must also complete the Master of Architecture program.

This course is an innovative and flexible professional degree. Through a non-sequential structure, which allows students to select from a range of core and elective subjects, it gives students choice regarding their professional specialisation that can best serve them in their future careers. Architectural design subjects enhance a critical understanding of architecture as both a discipline with an existing body of knowledge and a set of practices that continuously challenge and add to that body of knowledge.

Architectural practice subjects prepare students for expanded practice in emerging media and markets, contemporary business practice and global economies and within challenging social, environmental, political and regulatory contexts. Students who complete a Master of Architecture degree and subsequent practical experience are eligible to become registered architects.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates who are able to:

  • work collaboratively in local and international architectural practices of differing scale, structure and operation
  • be strategic and enterprising practice leaders
  • critically analyse, evaluate, question and engage in informed argument
  • communicate ideas effectively
  • extend knowledge and understanding through research skills and transfer this creatively through the design process
  • put forward accurate and persuasive architectural proposals, and
  • apply ethical, environmental, cultural, aesthetic and technological considerations in architectural practice.

Career options

Career options include architect, designer, urban designer, architecture journalist, or critic.

Innovation and Transdisciplinary program

Transdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS

All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.

Diploma in Innovation

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at https://dipinn.uts.edu.au.

Transdisciplinary electives program

Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. Students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Establish and develop an informed and ethical position towards social, technical and environmental issues and practices
A.1.MT Establish and develop an informed and ethical position towards social, technical and environmental issues and practices
A.2 Recognise and appreciate local and global cultural diversities and values
A.2.MT Recognise and appreciate local and global cultural diversities and values
A.3 Acknowledge Indigenous, cultural and historical values within the development of the project
C.1 Work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team
C.1.MT Work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team, initiate partnerships with others, take a leadership role when required, and constructively contribute to peer learning
C.2 Communicate ideas professionally and effectively through a variety of mediums: oral, written, visual, physical and digital
C.2.MT Communicate ideas professionally and effectively through a variety of mediums: oral, written, visual, physical and digital
C.3 Display leadership qualities throughout the production and delivery of the project
I.1 Produce inspirational responses that demonstrate the successful integration of sub-disciplinary areas of knowledge: history, theory, tectonics and/or practice
I.1.MT Produce inspirational responses that demonstrate the successful integration of sub-disciplinary areas of knowledge: history, theory, tectonics and/or practice
I.2 Creatively use architectural media, technologies and materials
I.2.MT Creatively use architectural media, technologies and materials
P.1 Understand and challenge disciplinary conventions through an engagement with emergent forms of architectural practice, technologies and modes of production
P.1.MT Understand and challenge disciplinary conventions through an engagement with emergent forms of architectural practice, technologies and modes of production
P.2 Thoughtfully apply disciplinary learning in work, with a continuing commitment to personal professional development
P.2.MT Thoughtfully apply disciplinary learning in work, with a continuing commitment to personal professional development
P.3 Respond to a comprehensive brief within the disciplinary context
P.4 Evidence a three-dimensional understanding of spatial sequence and organisation
P.5 Integrate an understanding of a relationship between form, materiality, structure and construction within design thinking
P.6 Evidence disciplinary knowledge through the application of physical and/or digital mediums
R.1 Position work within an extended and critically reasoned context through the identification, evaluation and application of relevant academic references and architectural case studies
R.1.MT Position work within an extended and critically reasoned context through the identification, evaluation and application of relevant academic references and architectural case studies
R.2 Define, develop and apply an appropriate design method in the execution of an architectural project
R.2.MT Define, develop and apply an appropriate design method in the execution of an architectural project
R.3 Independently analyse, synthesise and formulate complex ideas, arguments and rationales and use initiative to explore alternatives
R.3.MT Independently analyse, synthesise and formulate complex ideas, arguments and rationales and use initiative to explore alternatives

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

UTS: Design, Architecture and Building may consider applications based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. The STAT is conducted through Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture Master of Architecture is only offered to recent school leaver applicants.

Students admitted in (C10004) Bachelor of Design in Architecture are NOT permitted to transfer to the Bachelor of Design in Architecture Master of Architecture.

Non-current school leavers are selected on the basis of academic merit or on the basis of portfolio and interview rank.

Students must refer to the portfolio eligibility for the faculty’s consideration in order to get a place.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a five-year, full time or part-time equivalent.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points made up of 144 credit points from the bachelor program and 96 credit points from the master program.

Course completion requirements

STM91342 Core subjects (UG Architecture) 132cp
STM90794 Core subjects (PG Architecture) 72cp
CBK91801 Electives (UG Architecture) 12cp
CBK90795 Sub-major/Electives (PG Architecture) 24cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
11273 Architectural Studio 1   12cp
11212 Architectural History and Theory: Orientations   6cp
11214 Spatial Communications 1   6cp
Spring session
11274 Architectural Studio 2   12cp
11216 Architectural History and Theory: Modernity and Modernism   6cp
11206 Introduction to Construction and Structural Synthesis   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
11275 Architectural Studio 3   12cp
11248 Architectural History and Theory: Urbanism and the City   6cp
11207 Architectural Design and Construction   6cp
Spring session
11276 Architectural Studio 4   12cp
11222 Architectural History and Theory: Critique   6cp
11225 Thermal Design and Environmental Control   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
11277 Architectural Studio 5   12cp
11232 Lighting, Acoustics and Advanced Environmental Control   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
11278 Architectural Studio 6   12cp
11247 Architectural History and Theory: Current Events and Debates   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
11504 Practice: Research Cultures   6cp
11551 Masters Architectural Design Studio 1   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90795 Sub-major/Electives (PG Architecture) 24cp  
Spring session
11503 Practice: The Profession   6cp
11552 Masters Architectural Design Studio 2   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90795 Sub-major/Electives (PG Architecture) 24cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
11502 Practice: Finance and Project Management   6cp
11553 Masters Architectural Design Studio 3   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90795 Sub-major/Electives (PG Architecture) 24cp  
Spring session
11501 Practice: Advocacy   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
11554 Masters Architectural Design Studio 4 12cp  
11555 Masters Architectural Design Thesis 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90795 Sub-major/Electives (PG Architecture) 24cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
11274 Architectural Studio 2   12cp
11216 Architectural History and Theory: Modernity and Modernism   6cp
11206 Introduction to Construction and Structural Synthesis   6cp
Summer session
11273 Architectural Studio 1   12cp
11212 Architectural History and Theory: Orientations   6cp
11214 Spatial Communications 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
11275 Architectural Studio 3   12cp
11248 Architectural History and Theory: Urbanism and the City   6cp
11207 Architectural Design and Construction   6cp
Spring session
11276 Architectural Studio 4   12cp
11222 Architectural History and Theory: Critique   6cp
11225 Thermal Design and Environmental Control   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
11277 Architectural Studio 5   12cp
11232 Lighting, Acoustics and Advanced Environmental Control   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
11278 Architectural Studio 6   12cp
11247 Architectural History and Theory: Current Events and Debates   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
11504 Practice: Research Cultures   6cp
11551 Masters Architectural Design Studio 1   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90795 Sub-major/Electives (PG Architecture) 24cp  
Spring session
11503 Practice: The Profession   6cp
11552 Masters Architectural Design Studio 2   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90795 Sub-major/Electives (PG Architecture) 24cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
11502 Practice: Finance and Project Management   6cp
11553 Masters Architectural Design Studio 3   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90795 Sub-major/Electives (PG Architecture) 24cp  
Spring session
11501 Practice: Advocacy   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
11554 Masters Architectural Design Studio 4 12cp  
11555 Masters Architectural Design Thesis 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90795 Sub-major/Electives (PG Architecture) 24cp  

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture followed by the Master of Architecture is accredited for professional recognition by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia and recognised by the NSW Architects Registration Board, the Australian Institute of Architects and the Commonwealth Association of Architects.

Other information

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