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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Course code: #2293

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $42,064 AUD

  • Application fee

    $100 AUD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    2 years

  • Min GPA

    72.5 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    061825J

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 30-November-2022 2022-11-30
Fall-February 30-November-2023 2023-11-30
Fall-February 30-November-2024 2024-11-30

Overview

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Take your first steps towards becoming an architect with the Bachelor of Architectural Design. 

Work in design studios with some of the best teachers in Australia, and use drawings, models, prototypes and structures to express your design ideas.

UQ's Bachelor of Architectural Design is about practical and creative learning through design studios. 

You'll do hands-on construction at multiple scales, using more complex materials and forms progressively.

Design studios mimic what it's like to work at local and international design firms

Studios are usually organised around a project, and you'll investigate and present your design concept in front of your peers and experts at the end of the semester.

You'll learn about built environments and communities, construction documentation, people and places, and environmental factors.

Working hands-on with paper, cards, clay and foam will give you the confidence to experiment with architectural form. 

Using workshop facilities, you’ll also have opportunities to make models using laser cutters and 3D printers, construct furniture and prototypes, and even work on small buildings.

At the University of Queensland, you'll gain a rich understanding of international cultures and develop communication, teamwork and leadership skills. 

Teachers can offer links with local industry and international perspectives and aim to strike a balance between creative and practical learning. 

When you graduate, you can progress into the Master of Architecture to finish your training.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$56,624

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,684
Accommodation 1 bed room $14,560
Tuition 1 person $42,064

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or alternative official form
  • Evidence of relevant work experience (if required)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

87
19
listening
21
writing
19
speaking
19
reading

PTE

64
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Package offers

You may be eligible for a package offer if you meet all the academic entry requirements for your preferred UQ program but need help to meet the English language requirements.

If your overall IELTS score is 5.0 or above (or equivalent), join our EAP or BE classes.

  • Bridging English (BE): study for between 10 and 30 weeks. Then, you can use the final assessment to satisfy your UQ program's English language entry requirements.
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP): study for between 5 and 45 weeks. Take an approved English language test at UQ College at the end of the course to show you meet UQ's English language entry requirements.

 

EAP Level 3

 Minimum Overall ScoreMinimum Sub Scoresresult
UQ CollegeGrade of 4 in GE Level 2No sub-score lower than C 
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)5.05.05.5
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)56S:15, L:12, R:12, W:17 
Pearson4242 
Cambridge154154 

 

EAP Level 4

 Minimum Overall ScoreMinimum Sub Scoresresult
UQ CollegeGrade of 4 in EAP Level 3No sub-score lower than C 
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)5.55.56.0
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)70S:17, L:17, R:17, W:19 
Pearson4949 
Cambridge162162 

 

EAP Level 5

 Minimum Overall ScoreMinimum Sub Scoresresult
UQ CollegeGrade of 4 in EAP Level 4No sub-score lower than C 
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)6.06.06.5
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)78S:19, L:19, R:19, W:21 
Pearson6060 
Cambridge169169 

 

BE entry and exit requirements for UQ programs that require Academic IELTS 6.5 (no score less than 6.0) or equivalent

 IELTSTOEFLPearsonCambridge
BE 30 weeks5.0,
no sub-score less than 5
56
S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
42,
no sub-score less than 42
154,
no sub-score less than 154
BE 25 weeks5.5,
no sub-score less than 5
70
S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
49,
no sub-score less than 42
162,
no sub-score less than 154
BE 20 weeks5.5,
no sub-score less than 5.5
70
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
49,
no sub-score less than 49
162,
no sub-score less than 162
BE 15 weeks6.0,
no sub-score less than 5.5
78
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
60,
no sub-score less than 49
169,
no sub-score less than 162
BE 10 weeks6.0,
writing 6.0, no other sub-score skill less than 5.5
78
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:21
60,
S:49 L:49 R:49 W:60
169,
S:162 L:162 R:162 W:169

Academic background and requirement

Prerequisites:

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
 

 

GPA

India: All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE): 72.5%

China: Gaokao: 75%

Canada: Ontario Secondary School Diploma: 75.56%

 

Foundation Program:

You will study five courses (subjects) for the entire duration of the Foundation Program, usually two core courses and three elective courses.

For students wishing to progress to undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture, and IT (EAIT): 

Core courses:

  • Academic English
  • General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods

Three electives are chosen: 

  • Chemistry
  • Design
  • Information Technology
  • Physics
  • Research

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