Architecture

Bring to life an inspiring space, that strikes the perfect balance between beauty and utility.

Architect building model

We're surrounded by built environment, but did you ever stop to consider what goes into the design, planning and construction of our surroundings? An architect could tell you exactly what's involved.

What draws architects to their craft is the ability to create something both imaginative and utilitarian, that real people can use and be inspired by. If you've got a knack for design and a passion for the spaces we inhabit, an architecture degree may lead you into a career you'll love.

What you'll learn

In a typical architecture course, you'll cover off key skills to prepare you for work in the field, or further study. These areas include:

  • architectural design
  • history and philosophy of architecture
  • cultural influence in architecture
  • building science and environmental impact
  • construction technologies
  • 3d computer-aided design and modelling
  • technical drawing
  • model making

We offer a range of architecture courses online, delivered by leading Australian universities. A Bachelor of Architecture (or similar) will give you specific architectural-based knowledge, whereas a Bachelor of Design is perfect for those who want to delve into architecture as part of a broader design course.

After an architecture degree

Graduates of an architecture degree have the choice of various job roles, which include:

  • Architect - Specialise in the aesthetic design of buildings, and also manage such aspects as contracts, research, technical specifications and team leadership.
  • Draftsperson - Create technical drawings, that serve as a plan for builders to follow.
  • Landscape Architect - Design public spaces including parks, playgrounds and educational campuses, to ensure both visual appeal and functionality.
  • Urban planner - Plan out the use of urban and rural land, considering such aspects as housing, transportation, and public spaces and facilities.
  • Interior or spatial designer - Use architectural knowledge, design skills and project management expertise to design or renovate internal spaces, for domestic, commercial or leisure use.

Why study online through OUA?

Find the right course for you

We can guide you in your selection from 350+ degrees, and 1,870+ subjects, from leading Australian unis.

Start studying, regardless of history

We offer single undergraduate subjects from full degrees without any entry requirements.

Gain credit towards your degree

Apply for credit for past study, or your work experience, and finish faster.

Graduate with a degree from a leading uni

Enrol through us, and graduate with exactly the same university degree as on-campus students.

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Our student advisors can guide you in the right direction and help with your enrolment.

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During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.

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We won’t let your hard work go unrecognised. Choose to take a single subject, or combine your work as part of a degree.

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