Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments - Creative Innovators Program (P3H1)

Overview  2019

ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

: 90+

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Students from all over the world come to the University of Tasmania to study Architecture and Design.

Find out what motivated these students to study here, what excites them about studying and living in Tasmania, and their aspirations for the future.

Are you a high-achiever with a passion for design, creation and innovation?

The Architecture and Built Environments – Creative Innovators’ Program combines a Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments with extra experiences, activities and opportunities. It is created for outstanding students, just like you.

To get you to Launceston, there is a $7,500 relocation scholarship available for interstate students moving to Tasmania, and a $3,000 scholarship for students relocating to Launceston from within Tasmania.

In your second year, you have the opportunity to study for a semester at one of our international partner institutions as part of the Overseas Exchange Program, supported by a $2,500 scholarship.

Between your second and third year, you can undertake a Summer Research Program where you will work with a supervisor on a research topic of your choice, supported by a $3,000 scholarship.

You will receive a guaranteed internship placement with a local architecture practice or design firm, getting necessary hands-on work experience, building valuable professional networks and ensuring that you are work ready when you graduate.

In addition, you can graduate with a second, custom-built degree – the high achiever academic extension Bachelor of Philosophy – at no extra cost, with the completion of just a few additional units.

If you want to get the most out of your University experience, set yourself apart in your chosen field, and give yourself an edge for future employment, the Creative Innovators’ Program is for you.

This program is only available for domestic students. International students, please see the entry requirements for more information.

The Creative Innovators’ Program gives you a world-class architecture and design education including hands-on project and research experience, genuine work experience, and an enriching overseas study exchange.

The Creative Innovators’ Program is built around the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments and prepares all graduates for architectural and design practice and research, with a focus on environmentally sustainable design. Your learning experiences will place you at the leading edge of architecture and design and will enrich your creativity and innovative thinking.

The program is also focussed on delivering genuine practical experience, with options for field trips, research projects, industry engagement, work integrated learning, and international study opportunities included core components of your studies

The Architecture program is a pre-professional course and aims to produce graduates whose creative abilities are developed to a level of competence necessary to gain admission to the Master of Architecture, and equivalent courses in the fields of architecture, urban design and related design areas.

The Interior Design program prepares graduates for interior design practice as independent designers within interior design practices or in multidisciplinary architecture and design practices. The focus of the course is on commercial, retail, residential and

In the School of Architecture and Design, your multi-disciplinary education provides a foundation for a wealth of practice-based and applied-learning experiences.

Be inspired in our purpose-built learning spaces

Our learning and teaching environment provides world-class facilities to ensure that all students enjoy a rewarding university experience that is collaborative, practice based and applied. Generous student study spaces provide for independent study and group work.

Your classes are located in a converted 1951 diesel locomotive workshop. The conversion was designed by Six Degrees Architects and Sustainable Built Environments, and has won multiple awards for design excellence in sustainability and adaptive re-use. Its industrial character exemplifies our strong environmental focus, timber research, and learning-by-making philosophy.

Gain genuine experience with industry-leading facilities and technology

Our world-class facilities are equipped with the most advanced technologies. Two extensive design studios on the ground and top floors provide flexible spaces for collaborative learning and teaching.

Our workshops combine traditional fabrication equipment with cutting-edge Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) tools. In the building workshop, emphasis is placed on material fabrication of digital design propositions, with CNC laser cutters, routers, 3D printers, and a Kuka 6-axis industrial robotic arm. The design workshop is equipped with high-quality machinery and tools for the design and making of objects, fittings and furniture.

Our computer labs support Mac and Windows and include a wide range of industry standard software for Building Information Modelling (BIM), environmental analysis, graphic processing, digital design and CNC manufacturing. Digital design platforms include parametric and generative design tools, including Rhino 3D and its parametric plug-in Grasshopper, ArchiCAD, Revit, Vectorworks, SketchUp and the Adobe Creative Suite.

Students are supported to fast track their digital design skills at their own pace with hundreds of online, e-learning tutorials provided through our Institute of Digital Design Australia subscription.

Prepare for your future career with our internship program

Creative Innovators’ students participate in an internship placement as part of their studies. Our close connections with the thriving Tasmanian creative industry and architecture and design professions deliver you genuine work experience prior to graduation, allowing you to get a taste of what it’s like to work in your future career, build valuable professional networks, and test your skills and knowledge in the real world.

The Learning-by-Making Program

Learning-by-Making projects for community clients are structured to give students an authentic experience of working in multidisciplinary teams and collaborating with clients, consultants, and local authorities in the design and fabrication of small public buildings and structures, furniture and spatial interventions. Projects provide a design focus for applying principles of social responsibility and environmental sustainability.

Students optimise their learning experience by exploring the relationships between design and making, between material and structural performance, and between scales and modes of production. We take an integrated approach that combines advanced digital design software, Computer Numerically Controlled fabrication tools and traditional making processes.

The School places an emphasis on prototyping activities that involve students constructing physical models, built from representative materials in three dimensions and often at full scale, to explore design alternatives, test theories and confirm performance.

You can see past Learning-by-Making projects on the School of Architecture and Design website.

Overseas Study Exchange

You don’t need a gap year when you can study for a semester overseas, have it count towards your degree, and receive a guaranteed scholarship to do it! The University of Tasmania has over 100 English-speaking partner institutions across 30 countries and will help you find a location for study exchange that is suited to your area of study. The exchange is typically undertaken in your second year, and you will be fully supported by our dedicated Student Mobility team all the way.

Find out more about Student Exchange.

Summer Research Program

The Summer Research Program is a great way to follow a passion, put your learning into practice, and set yourself apart for your future career. You conduct a six-to-eight-week research program on a topic of your choice during the summer, typically between your second and third year. To help, we give you a guaranteed $3,000 to assist with costs!

You have the advantage of working in some of Australia's best facilities, with access to leading researchers in whatever field of study you're interested in. This may become a pre-cursor to postgraduate study, or a great experience to add to your CV; either way it's putting you ahead when it comes to starting your career.

Career outcomes

“One of the greatest things about studying at the University of Tasmania is that they have a really strong learning-by-making program. You learn a lot about the technical aspects. I didn’t realise how good that was until I got this job. It was such an asset to be able to get going on day one.”

Christine Green, Interior Design specialisation graduate

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The Creative Innovators’ Program offers outstanding career advantages, giving you an edge over your peers and giving you skills, knowledge and experiences to shine in your future career.

Through our extensive practical opportunities and hands-on projects, you also graduate with a portfolio of your own work that has been created in consultation with real clients, giving you an edge for your future career.

Our Architecture program is the first step towards becoming a qualified architect. To pursue this path, you will follow your undergraduate degree with the postgraduate Master of Architecture. Alternatively, you may continue with an Honours year as a pathway to a research higher degree.

Our Interior Design program prepares graduates for professional practice either as independent designers or within interior design or multi-disciplinary architectural consultancies.

In addition, the exclusive, academic extension Bachelor of Philosophy degree is offered for no additional cost to high achieving students who want to broaden the scope of their education. You can add to your specialist knowledge with highly sought after and transferable employment skills across research, leadership, multidisciplinary perspectives, and cultural understanding.

Our graduates have very transferable skills across both programs, and have pursued careers in fields such as:

  • Architecture
  • Commercial interior design
  • Urban design
  • Construction and project management
  • Environmental policy
  • Disaster relief and international aid
  • Strategic design
  • Museum and exhibition design
  • Adaptive re-use design
  • Industrial and product design
  • Retail design
  • Hospitality design
  • Heritage and conservation
  • Digital interaction design
  • Health and aged care design
  • Education design for preschools through to universities

Professional Recognition

The Architecture program, comprising the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (formerly titled the Bachelor of Environmental Design) and Master of Architecture, is nationally recognised and accredited by the Board of Architects of Tasmania and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.

Students who complete the Master of Architecture are eligible, following a period of relevant professional experience, to apply for registration as an architect in Australia.

Our programs are also accredited in New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

Students who complete the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (Interior Design) are eligible for professional membership of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). The Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (Interior Design) (formerly titled the Bachelor of Environmental Design [Interior Design]) is recognised by the DIA.

The Interior Design program is also a full member of the Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association (IDEA) and is affiliated through IDEA with the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI).

Course structure

The Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments component of the Creative Innovators’ Program usually takes three years to finish and requires the completion of 24 units. You will complete a core major in Environmental Design (eight units), a second major in either Architecture or Interior Design (eight units), a minor linked to your major (four units), student electives (two units), and breadth units (two units).

Regardless of which program you choose, your studies will include units covering design studio, building technology in design, history and theory studies, and communication studies.

Bachelor of Philosophy

The Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments and Summer Research Program all contribute to the requirements for the Bachelor of Philosophy. This means that by successfully completing the Creative Innovators’ Program you will be only a few units away from attaining a second, custom-built academic extension degree for no additional cost.

    
    

Studios in the major of the Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments focus on the development and refinement of conceptual, analytical and technical skills through applied-problem-based learning in a diverse range of real-world contexts. In first year, studios are paired…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Studios in the major of the Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments focus on the development and refinement of conceptual, analytical and technical skills through applied-problem-based learning in a diverse range of real-world contexts. In first year, studios are paired…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Studios in the major of the Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments focus on the development and refinement of conceptual, analytical and technical skills through applied problem-based learning in a diverse range of real-world contexts. In second year, studios focus…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Studios in the major of the Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments focus on the development and refinement of conceptual, analytical and technical skills through applied problem-based learning in a diverse range of real-world contexts. In second year, studios focus…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

conceptual, analytical and technical skills through applied-problem-based learning in a diverse range of real-world contexts. In third year, studios are double weighted capstone units emphasising the creative synthesis and critical application of knowledge and skills encompassing technologies, theories and spatial…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Studios in the major of the Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments focus on the development and refinement of conceptual, analytical and technical skills through applied-problem-based learning in a diverse range of real-world contexts. In third year, studios are double…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Visualisation and Fabrication is part of a suite of four units in the degree core of the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments and the Spatial Design minor in the Bachelor of Design. These units introduce you to key ideas,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

What is design? How does design thinking conceptualise the world, and produce with it new insights? This unit introduces you to the organisational capacity and transformative potential of design thinking as it relates to Islands – environments understood through their…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

What complexities can design address? How can design thinking expand our understanding of the world and its interconnections? This unit introduces you to the organisational capacity and transformative potential of design thinking as it relates to Clouds – systems understood…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

2 Student Electives (i100-level)

Structure and Skin focuses on the development of core knowledge and skills in structures and construction relevant to architectural design disciplines. You will apply foundational knowledge of structural principles and systems to the design of building structures and skins emphasising…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Histories and Theories of Built Environments is part of a suite of four units in the degree core of the Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments and the Spatial Design minor in the Bachelor of Design. These units introduce you…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Studios in the major of the Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments focus on the development and refinement of conceptual, analytical and technical skills through applied problem-based learning in a diverse range of real-world contexts. In second year, studios focus…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Light, Sound, Surface is part of a suite of four units in the degree core of the Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments and the Spatial Design minor in the Bachelor of Design. These units introduce you to key ideas,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Histories and Theories of Architecture focuses on the development of core knowledge and critical understanding of the canon of Architecture. Through lectures, self-directed research and interactive seminars and workshops you will explore, discuss and critique the relationships between the objects…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

1 Breadth Unit (100, 200 or 300 level)
1 Student Elective (100, 200 or 300 level)

They provide a business-based perspective and look to the future direction of the profession and your role in it.In Design Practices: Agency and Engagement you will interrogate contemporary theories and the implications for development of a critical spatial practice. You…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Design Practices units provide a foundation for you to develop your confidence as practitioners both now and into the future. They provide both a business-based perspective and look to the future direction of the profession and your role in it.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

2 Student Electives (200 or 300 level)

Entry requirements

If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments - Creative Innovators’ Program, you need to meet the General Entrance Requirements of the University, and any major-specific requirements.

It is recommended that students include both the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments - Creative Innovators’ Program (P3H1) and the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (P3H) when applying.

Please note, this high-achiever entry point for the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments is only available for Australian school leavers who have achieved an ATAR of 90 or higher (or equivalent). It is not available to non-recent school leavers who have commenced and/or completed other tertiary studies.

School leavers

An ATAR score of 90 or higher.

There are no additional prerequisites for this degree.

International Students

This program is currently not available to international students. If you wish to study architecture or interior design, you can apply for the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (P3H) – exactly the same degree that is in this program. In addition, if you wish to explore extracurricular opportunities, the overseas exchange and Summer Research Scholarship can be applied for independently, should you wish to undertake them.

Credit for appropriate studies completed at TAFE and other university courses may be granted. You can apply for advanced standing as part of the application process, or it can be assessed independently via a separate application.

Please contact us for further information.

The Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (Architecture) is designed as a pre-professional course and articulates directly into the Master of Architecture.

If you do not meet the minimum ATAR you should consider enrolment in the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (P3H)  .

If you are a non-school leaver you can apply for the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (P3H) –  exactly the same degree that is in this program. In addition, if you wish to explore extracurricular study opportunities, the overseas exchange and Summer Research Program can be applied for independently, should you wish to undertake them.

International Students

This program is currently not available to international students. You can apply for the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (P3H) – exactly the same degree that is in this program. In addition, if you wish to explore extracurricular study opportunities, the overseas exchange and Summer Research Program can be applied for independently, should you wish to undertake them.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

Overseas Exchange Scholarship

You have a guaranteed $2,500 to assist with costs of an Overseas Exchange Opportunity, typically taken in your second year, upon successfully gaining a position on the Overseas Exchange. Other sources of funding are also available, including additional scholarships, funds through the Commonwealth OS Help Program and (if eligible) you can still claim Centrelink payments. Visit the GLOW Lounge to find out more.

Dean's Summer Research Program

Typically taken in the summer between your second and third year, you have the opportunity to participate in a six to eight week research program working on a topic of your choice. You will work alongside your supervisor and graduate research students to gain experience in identifying and solving research programs. If your project is accepted for the program, you receive a guaranteed $3,000 scholarship to assist with costs.

Interstate relocation scholarship

There is a guaranteed $7,500 relocation scholarship available to domestic students who are relocating from interstate to Tasmania, and are commencing the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments - Creative Innovators’ Program for the first time. The scholarship will be delivered as $2,500 per semester for your first three semesters, provided you are fully enrolled in the Creative Innovators’ Program at census date and have successfully passed all your units in each semester.

Intrastate relocation scholarship

There is a $3,000 relocation scholarship available to domestic students from Tasmania who need to relocate intrastate to Launceston and are commencing the Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments - Creative Innovators’ Program for the first time. The scholarship will be delivered as $1,500 per semester for your first two semesters, provided you are fully enrolled in the Creative Innovators’ Program at census date and have successfully passed all your units in each semester.

Eligibility is assessed individually on merit.

Additional scholarships

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

While you receive guaranteed scholarships as part of the Creative Innovators’ Program, you can still apply for others. For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

Important eligibility information

In order to maintain a place in the Creative Innovators’ Program, students will be required to maintain a 5.5 GPA*

Program participants will be required to fulfil all the normal Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments and, if applicable, Bachelor of Philosophy requirements.

*GPA modified from 6.25 to 5.5 as of August 2016.

International students

There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) website.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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