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

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

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, which is a pre-professional course designed to ensure our graduates have the competencies necessary to gain admission to the Master of Architecture, and equivalent courses in design fields addressing the built environment.

Core units within the program will develop creativity and innovative thinking, and provide a grounding in sustainable and ethical practice. Electives choices will enable you to design your portfolio and skill set, allowing entry into careers and pathways in your field of interest.

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.

When you study with us, your multi-disciplinary theory and history education provides a foundation for a wealth of practice based and applied learning experiences.

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.

Industry leading facilities and technology

Inspiration in Architecture & Design begins with our award-winning building located in Launceston’s historic Western Railway Yard at Inveresk. Flexible studios and teaching spaces within the former diesel workshop offer creative environments for interactive learning. State-of the-art workshops are equipped with a full spectrum of manufacturing technologies ranging from traditional fabrication equipment, Computer Numerically Controlled routers, laser cutters, 3D printers, and a Kuka 6-axis industrial robotic arm.

Dedicated Mac and PC computer labs offer a wide range of industry standard software for design, digital fabrication and Augmented and Virtual Reality, including Rhino 6 3D, Fologram, ArchiCAD, Revit, and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.

Exceptional study experiences

The Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments program offers students a range of practical possibilities. In addition to units in our globally-recognised, Live Build, Learning-By-Making program, you can gain credit for Work-Integrated Learning in practical internships. You will also have the opportunity to take overseas study tours, and study on exchange at partner institutions around the world.

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.

Overseas study experiences

Our international exchange programs offers you the chance to gain amazing global experiences while you study, with opportunities ranging from two-week study tours such as a trip to Vietnam to work with sustainable materials and local communities, to semester exchanges at partner universities around the world.

We’re here to help you every step of the way, including offering a range of scholarships and financial assistance options. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

Find out more by visiting the Student Mobility website.

Work-Integrated Learning is embedded throughout your studies. Some of our existing and recent partnerships include the MONA FOMA, Dark MOFO and Junction Arts festivals, Parks and Wildlife Tasmania, state  and local governments and not-for-profit organisations.

Creative Innovators’ students will also 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.

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, graduate

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.

Architecture and its cognate fields are in a state of continuous evolution. The Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments will provide multi- and interdisciplinary frameworks allowing for agility in this ever-changing landscape, as well as work-ready skills demanded by employers, including evidence-based problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication and time management. By undertaking community-engaged, hands-on projects, you can graduate with a portfolio of your own work, created in consultation with real clients.

Our Architecture program is the first step towards becoming a qualified architect. To pursue this path, you will follow up 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.

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:

  • building design
  • construction and project management
  • environmental and government policy
  • disaster relief and international aid
  • exhibition and event design
  • architectural consultancy
  • object design
  • digital fabrication

Professional Recognition

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

Our program is also accredited in New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

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.

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. Within each year level, first semester units are not prerequisites for second semester units, meaning students can enter or re-commence the course mid-year.

Your core units will involve studies of building technology, history and theory, and communication, integrated within a workshop and studio-focused environment.

Students choose four elective and two breadth units within the course. You can design your study to focus on strategic suites of Object Design, Sustainability, Community Design, Timber or Digital Design,  or take an eclectic mix of units for a broader education.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

Materials + Tectonics 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

1 Breadth unit (100-level).  For a list of breadth units see: http://www.utas.edu.au/students/lead-achieve/breadth-units/offerings
1 Student Elective (100-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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

1 Breadth Unit (100, 200 or 300 level).  For a list of breadth units see: http://www.utas.edu.au/students/lead-achieve/breadth-units/offerings
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

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

Domestic applicants

Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. In 2019, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 90.7. The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.

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.

All other domestic applicants

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

Special consideration

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors, including economic hardship, serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

International applicants

Admissions information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

Course participation requirements 

This course includes compulsory work placements. All students must meet the course’s Safety in Practice Requirements before their first placement. This includes external clearances to work with children and vulnerable people. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course application.

You may be eligible for advanced standing (i.e. credit points) in this degree if you:

  • Have completed an award such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or another institution;
  • Are currently studying another Bachelor degree at the University or at another institution;
  • Have completed a Bachelor degree at the University or an equivalent award from another institution.
How to apply for a credit transfer

You can apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing as part of the standard online application process for this degree.

For more information on credit transfers, contact us on on 1300 363 864 or enquire online.

This degree does not formally articulate from another degree. See Credit transfer for information on advanced standing from other qualification and experience, or Alternative entry pathways for pathway options into this degree.

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the Course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

The Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments 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.

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 they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $93,031 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $29,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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 Student Mobility website to learn 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

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

How can we help?

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Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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