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The Architecture major in the Bachelor of Design is an ideal starting point to build an architecture career that is relevant to the 21st century.

Design lies at the heart of the architectural process and is underpinned by expertise in history, theory, environmental and construction technology, and communication.

Students who major in Architecture will develop a strong base of design competence and knowledge across a wide range of architectural issues.

The Architecture major allows you to develop your designs using the latest modelling and rendering techniques through studio-based classes.

Careers

Once you have completed the Bachelor of Design with a major in Architecture, you will need to complete the two-year Master of Architecture in order to become a professional architect. Students may also take a gap year in industry before the Masters to gain experience.

Professional architects often find employment in private architectural firms, working on residential, commercial or institutional projects. There are also opportunities to work on interiors and historic building conservation and renovation. Many graduates will realise an ambition to run their own architectural practice, while others pursue work overseas.

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Design

Clearly-in Rank 2016
NA Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne 2017
78.00 Guaranteed entry

Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i

Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.

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Minimum ATAR 2017
85.00 Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.

Prerequisites

Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.

Applicants intending to major in Civil Systems, Computing, Construction, Digital Technologies, Mechanical Systems, Property or Spatial Systems are required to undertake a bridging subject in Mathematics as breadth in first year. This is equivalent to Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods, and entry requires a mathematics background equivalent to Units 1 and 2 Mathematical Methods.