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Introduction to Architecture

If you've got a knack for design and a passion for the spaces we inhabit, then an architecture course may lead you into a career you'll love. Discover why studying architecture in Australia could be the pathway for you. We’re here to help you explore online courses available with leading universities.

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Online architecture subjects and short courses

University of Tasmania

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Starts 26 Feb 2024, 22 Jul 2024

Curtin University

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Starts 27 May 2024, 25 Nov 2024

University of South Australia


Construction Environmental Science

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Starts 01 Apr 2024, 16 Sep 2024

Curtin University


Architectural Science in Context

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Feb 2024, 26 Aug 2024

Enrolments open until 29 Feb

Online architecture degrees

Curtin University

Lay the foundations for a career as an architect

Enter an industry where initiative, creativity and critical awareness are valued. Explore how architecture relates to culture and daily life. Study building design and construction, and express architectural ideas via reports, models and multimedia.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Curtin University

Take your first steps in architecture

Study 4 core subjects in architecture design, methods, and technology—and get entry and credit in Curtin’s Bachelor Degree. Explore connections between architecture and everyday life. Be introduced to international standards and indigenous perspectives.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Curtin University


Master of Architecture

The world's first online accredited Master of Architecture

Advance your studies in architectural history, theory, research, management, law and professional practice. Study design projects and analyse urban design and place making. An individual dissertation in architectural design is required.

Online & on-campus

2 years full time or part time equivalent

Torrens University Australia


Bachelor of Architectural Technology

Design modern buildings using advanced digital tools

Combine digital technology with architectural study. You’ll cover the fundamentals of architecture, then work with software on exciting and efficient designs. Get creative and technical. Start a career in architectural services.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Discover 61 ways to study architecture with leading Australian universities.

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What you'll learn in an architecture course

Since becoming an architect requires both an undergraduate and postgraduate architecture degree, what you learn will really depend on where you are in your study journey.

For an introduction to architecture, there are short courses available that cover topics such as:

  • The history of architecture, from the ancient world until today
  • Different architectural movements
  • Sustainable design

When you take the next step into an undergraduate degree, you’ll learn:

  • The broad discipline of architecture and ways of thinking
  • How to conduct appropriate scholarly and professional research
  • The art behind architectural methods including 3D computer-aided design and modelling, technical drawing and model making

In a postgraduate degree, you’ll build on the above learnings through work-based projects, before writing an individual dissertation in architectural design.

Why should you study architecture?

The world of architecture is constantly changing because of new design trends, building practices and environmental conditions. If you’re a creative problem solver who wants to influence how our towns and cities look long into the future, then it couldn’t be a better industry to get into.

As our population booms, the need for architects and architectural design is set to increase—making it a profession that offers plenty of job security.

An architect earns well, too. The fully-fledged architect has an average salary of $133,761, with senior architects earning up to $180,000 per year.

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