Degree structure

Degree details

Higher Education via OUA

  • Successful completion of two of the following recommended eight open enrolment units APC100, BIA140/BIA145 (co-requisites), BAS120, BIA100, BIA110, BIA120 and BIA130 (of which one must be APC100) and separate English language proficiency is required OR
  • Successful completion of four OUA full degree level units at pass level. (This satisfies the English language proficiency requirement.)

Higher Education

Successful completion of one full time semester (four standard units) towards an Undergraduate or higher level of study at an Australian University (separate evidence of English proficiency is not required)

Secondary Education

Tertiary Entrance Ranking 70 or equivalent. Students must have English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR. To determine your eligibility for entry please refer to Interstate Year 12 and IB Students, TISC Tertiary Institutions Service Centre link http://www.tisc.edu.au/static/guide/prerequisites-comparsion.tisc

VET Studies

  • Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or Advanced Diploma or Associate Diploma. You may also be eligible for credit toward your university study OR
  • Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV and evidence of English proficiency.

Work and Life

  • Successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). (Please note this test is valid for two years.)
  • Finished secondary education more than two years ago
  • Bridging and enabling course entry
  • Enabling courses completed through other Australian Universities which meet minimum entry requirements for that institution will be accepted as minimum entry requirements for this course.

Additional Information

English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants need to meet Curtin's English Language requirements. You normally need ONE of the following:

  • Must have a 50% minimum in English ATAR (or equivalent).
  • Completion of at least one full time semester (or equivalent) of Undergraduate level studies at an Australian University
  • Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or Advanced Diploma or Associate Diploma
  • Successful completion of two degree level units via Open Universities Australia (OUA) and English proficiency
  • Successful completion of two degree level units at an Australian university and English proficiency
  • Successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). (Please note this test is valid for two years.)

Please refer to the 'Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements' document at http://students.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/English_List.pdf.

Special requirements

Software Requirements — Students will require access to the following software: Photoshop, AutoCAD and ArchiCAD. Details on accessing AutoCAD and ArchiCAD will be provided in due course at the commencement of relevant units (please note this software is free for student use). The student will be responsible for organising access to Photoshop.

This degree is the prerequisite for entry into the Master of Architecture. The degree covers the design of buildings, the technical aspects of building construction, and how architecture relates to societies, cultures and people and the way they live. Architectural ideas are communicated through written and spoken reports, photographs, drawings, models and the electronic media. Students not intending to continue on to the Master may use the knowledge gained in this degree to seek employment within the architectural profession or building industry.

Software Requirements — Students will require access to the following software: Photoshop, AutoCAD and Rhino. Details on accessing AutoCAD and Rhino will be provided in due degree at the commencement of relevant subjects (please note this software is free for student use). The student will be responsible for organising access to Photoshop, although Curtin can offer student discount rates.

Related Degrees
This degree sits within a group of degrees:

A graduate of this degree can:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the broad discipline of architecture, its theoretical underpinnings, and ways of thinking; the ability to apply specific discipline knowledge contained within the streams of Architectural Design, Science and Technology, Architectural Culture and Design Communication
  2. think critically, creatively and reflectively in order to analyse and understand the diverse needs of various parties involved in architecture in order to generate and create innovative solutions
  3. conduct appropriate scholarly and professional research to access and analyse the diverse information needed to make informed, strategic design decisions
  4. communicate information and ideas to diverse audience through visual, verbal and written communication techniques
  5. demonstrate an ability to recognise and understand the principles of a range of appropriate technologies and their suitable application within the discipline of architecture
  6. possess a sustained intellectual curiosity that constantly strives, through self-directed learning, for innovation within the profession of architecture
  7. have an awareness and ability to synthesize a range of local, national and international issues and perspectives which influence architecture
  8. understand and value cultural and physical diversity and appreciate its significance in the creation of architecture
  9. demonstrate a rigorous and ethical approach in the creation of architecture; the ability to work independently and in teams.

Graduates find employment in a wide range of fields, especially where initiative, creative thinking and critical awareness are valued. Graduates of this degree are sought after as there is a shortage of qualified people in the disciplines within the Built Environment particularly in Australia given the strength of the economy. Architects are employed across several industries including: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Construction; Public Administration and Safety; and Health Care and Social Assistance.

This degree is the prerequisite for entry into the Master of Architecture, entry to the degree is competitive and a high semester weighted average is required. Students with a Bachelor's degree from a non AACA accredited architecture program are required to submit a folio at the time of application.

Graduates of this undergraduate degree who do not intend to practise architecture will have opportunities in areas such as urban design, environmental research, building conservation, heritage matters or community development.

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case by case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at http://policies.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/policy/Credit_for_Recognised_Learning_Manual.pdf.

Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all necessary documentation for a formal assessment.

To officially apply for CRL, students need to submit the CRL application form available from http://students.curtin.edu.au/administration/documents/Application_for_CRL.pdf to opencurtin@curtin.edu.au along with supporting documents. Accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For detailed scanned documents requirements and guidelines, please visit http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/scanned-documents.cfm.

For further information, please contact opencurtin@curtin.edu.au.

Recommended Study Pattern

Generally the degree is fully planned in sequential progression.

There are 8 open enrolment subjects – these subjects are APC100, BAS110/115 (co-requisites), BAS120, BAS130, BAS140/145 (co-requisites). Completion of 2 of these subjects (one must be APC100) AND English language competency is sufficient for students to apply for the degree. Completion of 4 of these subjects (one must be APC100) will be sufficient for students to apply for the degree.

See the suggested study plans for full time and part time study below.

Bachelor Applied Science (Architectural Science) full time suggested study plan

Bachelor Applied Science (Architectural Science) part time suggested study plan

Please Note: In this degree, the subjects BAS100 and APC100 are considered academically equivalent. Do not enrol in both subjects while completing this degree.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), students must complete the following:

  • 23 core subjects
  • 1 elective subject
  • Students who fail a core subject twice may be terminated from the degree

Choose your subjects

Electives

Students must complete 1 elective unit chosen from any undergraduate unit offered through OUA.