What Is an Architecture Degree?
A degree in architecture will equip you with the skills to design buildings of all types from new-build housing to large public spaces. You will learn the history and social context of architectural design and you will learn the art and science of designing buildings so you can transform your creative ideas into real practical structures.
What will I study?
An architecture course will give you a knowledge of materials and their use in building, the skills to use Computer-Aided Design (CAD), knowledge of construction techniques and the opportunity to engage practically by building scale-models and taking field trips. Please click the link below to see more details:
The first year will give you a grounding in the history of architecture, as well as introducing you to the fundamentals of studio-based work such as design, drafting, model-making and drawing skills. You will also be introduced to the technology and techniques used in constructing buildings and will be asked to consider how your building designs may impact society and the environment.
In the second year you will deepen your basic studio skills by improving the special, aesthetic, structural and dimensional qualities of your design. You will also focus on understanding how to construct buildings through investigating structural details, material composition and performance of primary building elements. You will have the opportunity to learn from case-studies so that you are able to critically analyse existing buildings.
The third year will prepare you for forthcoming work placements by concentrating on professional practise. You will also explore advanced level building design, and learn details of important technical topics such as materials, façade, structure, building fabric and acoustics. You will produce your own complex project that mirrors real-life architectural design.
Popular Universities & Courses
These are frequently enquired universities and courses by students for your reference. Please note that entry requirements and fees are listed as a guideline only.
|Country||University||Course||Tuition Fee||A Level / IB||Polytechnic Diploma GPA – Year 1 Entry|
|Australia||The University of Sydney||Bachelor of Design in Architecture||AUD 41,000||BCCcc/34||3.2|
|Australia||Monash University||Bachelor of Architectural Design||AUD 37,500||CCD/26||2.7|
|Australia||The University of New South Wales (UNSW)||Bachelor of Architectural Studies||AUD 41,280||ABBadd/34||3.2|
|Australia||Queensland University of Technology (QUT)||Bachelor of Design in Architecture||AUD 33,800||CCD/28||2|
|New Zealand||The University of Auckland||Bachelor of Architectural Studies||NZD 40,238||CCC /24||2.5|
|New Zealand||Victoria University of Wellington||Bachelor of Architectural Studies||NZD 35,750||CCC /24||2.5|
|UK||University of Kent||BA Architecture||GBP 19,800||ABB/34||3.2|
|UK||University of Sheffield||BA Architecture||GBP 23,750||AAA/36||3|
|UK||The University of Liverpool||BA Architecture||GBP 21,200||AAA/36||3.7|
|UK||Newcastle University||BA Architecture||GBP 21,000||AAA/36||3|
|Country||University||Course||Tuition Fee||Entry Requirements|
|Australia||The University of Sydney||Master of Architecture||AUD 42,000||65%|
|Australia||Monash University||Master of Architecture||AUD 41,000||70%|
|Australia||The University of New South Wales (UNSW)||Master of Architecture||AUD 42,000||70%|
|Australia||Queensland University of Technology (QUT)||Master of Architecture||AUD 40,460||65%-70%|
|New Zealand||The University of Auckland||Master of Architecture (professional)||NZD42,814||4|
|New Zealand||Victoria University of Wellington||Master of Architecture||NZD39,900||4|
|UK||University of Kent||Master of Architecture||GBP 19,800||BA Architecture, 2:1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB-approved institution|
|UK||University of Sheffield||MA Architectural Design||GBP 21,000||BA Architecture, 2:1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB-approved institution|
|UK||The University of Liverpool||Master of Architecture||GBP 21,200||BA Architecture, 2:1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB-approved institution|
|UK||Newcastle University||Master of Architecture||GBP 21,000||BA Architecture, 2:1 or equivalent, from a RIBA/ARB-approved institution|
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