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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.
Christelle studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) with Curtin University through Open Universities Australia

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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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