• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Contextually informed by its location in the designed capital city of Canberra, the architecture program focuses on architecture and the city; exploring the ways in which architecture studio, history and theory, technology and sustainability, and digital production and communication methods come together in the analysis and production of urban built form.

If your career goal is to become an architect, this is the first of two degrees needed to achieve professional registration, with the second being the Master of Architecture. This course has been specifically designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to ultimately practice in the architectural profession, and to be a future leader in the design of the built environment.

Study a Bachelor of the Built Environment - Architecture from University of Canberra and you will:

  • develop an informed critique of architecture as a professional practice
  • understand the ethical responsibilities of the profession to society and the environment
  • formulate architectural design proposals underpinned by rigorous analysis, critique and reflection
  • understand the workings of an interactive design studio
  • apply a range of contemporary and agile skills which inform interpretive, compositional and technical outcomes.

Career opportunities

  • Architect (after the successful completion of a Master of Architecture degree)
  • Architectural assistant
  • Specialist architect (in areas such as heritage)
  • Building designer
  • Urban designer
  • Policymaker
  • Architectural journalist, researcher or educator
  • BIM modeller
  • Architectural renderer
  • Project manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Orientation (Built Environment) 
  • Digital Design Techniques 
  • Design Studio 
  • Built Environment Technology
  • Heritage Conservation 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification

CRICOS Code: 095575G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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