Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (P3H)

Overview  2021

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

"The Species Hotel Project involved looking into Ross and its biodiversity, so we could design and make species hotels for these endangered animals to hopefully improve their numbers and increase their life".

Saki White, Architecture and Built Environments Student
Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
Architecture explores the interaction between design and inhabitation, while addressing the challenges presented by environmental, social and economic change.

Studying with us, you'll develop creative and critical thinking skills that will enable you to push the boundaries of built environments. Centred on a Learning-By-Making practice, you will access inspiring studio spaces and workshops for experimentation and bringing your ideas to life.

Your studies will cover histories and theories, construction techniques and building performance, professional and ethical studies, and design research and communication. You’ll develop participatory skills and learning methods invaluable for design practice.

The Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments 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.

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

Flexible studios and teaching spaces within the building 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 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.

Become a Student Ambassador

Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Though the Student Ambassador Program or STEM Outreach Team you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

Overseas study experiences

Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, as well as two-week study tours such as a trip to Vietnam to work with sustainable materials and local communities and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

Find out more about Student Exchange.

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.

Career outcomes

Cumulus Studio was chosen for the online accolade by Architizer, an international journal based in New York City and curated by architects around the world. All four directors and more than half of the staff are graduates from the University’s Architecture and Design. Cumulus Studio was founded in Tasmania in 2011, and its success shows, with offices now in Hobart, Launceston and Melbourne.

Our graduates are known for their hands-on design and fabrication experience. They are also celebrated for their skills in using cutting-edge technology, and their focus on creating environmentally and socially conscious design solutions.

Careers relating to Architecture are growing, with employers demanding strong design skills across construction and building industries. Here are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years:

  • Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services forecast to increase by 14.6 per cent by 2024
  • Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians is one of the largest growing occupations in the Construction industry which is forecast to increase by 19.5 per cent by 2024.

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

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.

Postgraduate study

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.

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 requires the completion of 300 credit points comprising:

  • 250 credit points of Core units
  • 50 credit points of Elective units

In your Elective component you can choose from any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for, at any level, from across the university. To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in.

Your electives can be used to add breadth to your degree, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from within or outside the College of Sciences and Engineering. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline as your major or related fields.

We have a team of Course Information Officers available to help you structure your studies to meet your desired outcomes.  For enrolment assistance please contact us via U Connect today.

    

Year 1

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
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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
HobartSemester 1
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 1

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

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 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

This unit focuses on establishing key ideas and capacities related to the analysis, processing and communication of aspects of design. Only existing at Introductory level, the unit provide the foundation for practice in Architecture and Design fields. Representing Architecture introduces…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Year 2

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
HobartSemester 1
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

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

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
HobartSemester 2
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

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

Year 3

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

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 third year, studios are double…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

   
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This unit develops the theme of digital representation of objects and spatial environments using advanced computational tools. Digital toolsets to be explored include free-form modellng, associative/parametric design and interconnections between digital and physically fabricated artifacts/environments.Digital toolsets will be utilised within…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonIntensive Session Jun

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

Architecture Choice Units offer students a chance to select units from a range of options that suit their personal interests and professional aspirations. All units express key aspects of our program … A&D WIL provides you with the opportunity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSummer school
LauncestonWinter school
LauncestonSpring school

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

Architecture Choice Units offer students a chance to select units from a range of options that suit their personal interests and professional aspirations. All units express key aspects of our program … Architecture Study Tour involves visits to a range…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonWinter school
Launceston5 Week Session Nov

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

Architecture Choice Units offer students a chance to select units from a range of options that suit their personal interests and professional aspirations. All units express key aspects of our program. Learning by Making projects focus on the collaborative design,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides a second opportunity to engage in the Learning-by-Making program. Each project focuses on the collaborative design, fabrication, assembly and installation of an object or space, often located in a public space. The projects are 'live' and students…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

2 electives are normally selected in Years 1 and Year 2

In your Elective component you can choose from any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for, at any level, from across the university. To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in.

Need help choosing you first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are 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 recently completed secondary education

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. We anticipate that the lowest ATAR that will receive an offer for this course in 2021 will be 60.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; OR
  • Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).

Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Certificate IV (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.

Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

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 for special consideration, including economic hardship, a 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 and application 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.

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 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 credit transfers, contact us 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 haven't completed the required pre-requisite unit(s), we offer foundation units to help you bridge the gap. Many run in spring and summer school so you can meet a prerequisite and not delay the start of your Bachelor level studies. HECS scholarships may also be available for domestic students.

If you aren’t eligible for an offer to this course, you should consider enrolment in the Diploma of University Studies (Science Specialisation) or the University Preparation Program.

In all cases, contact us to discuss an option best suited to your needs.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 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

Scholarships for domestic students

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.

Specific scholarships for Architecture and Design include:

For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please refer to scholarships.

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.

Scholarships for 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 refer to Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS).

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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