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  • Objectives
    Architecture is much more than simply providing good building design. As an architect, you will be involved in the design of quality environments in which people live, work and play. There are many different architectural specialties and you could find yourself involved in urban design, environmental research, building conservation, heritage matters or community development. This course will provide you with an understanding of both the practical and theoretical sides of architecture. The design of buildings, technical aspects of building construction and how architecture relates to people and how they live are all covered in depth. You will also discover how to effectively communicate your architectural ideas through written and spoken reports, photographs, drawings, models and electronic media. This course is the prerequisite for entry into the Master of Architecture degree which will qualify you to pursue a career as a practising architect.
  • Entry requirements
    Non-TEE students are required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. Please see Humanities' portfolio requirements for details.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)
  • Course description
     165810 v.7 Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)

    BAppSc(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 003868A
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 3 Years

    Introduction

    This course is the prerequisite for entry into the Master of Architecture. The course covers the design of buildings, the technical aspects of building construction, how architecture relates to people and how they live, and the communication of architectural ideas through written and spoken reports, photographs, drawings, models and the electronic media. Students not intending to continue on to the Master may use the knowledge gained in this course to seek employment within the architectural profession or building industry.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
    None.

    Specific Requirements

    Non-TEE students are advised to contact the Department to arrange an interview where they may be required to present a folio. This must be done no later than the first of December, however applicants are advised to do this as soon as possible. STAT elements considered are E, V and Q.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    3 years full-time study or equivalent part-time, and a further 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time to obtain the Master of Architecture.

    Professional Recognition

    This course does not qualify the holder for registration as an architect or for Associate Membership of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Further Information

    See also Construction Management and Economics; Interior Architecture; Urban and Regional Planning.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit
    Year 1 Semester 1

    12791   v.4           Design Communication 101/121                      2.0     12.5
    1632     v.7           Architecture and Culture 101/121                    3.0     25.0
    7557     v.8           Building Technology 101/121                           3.0     12.5
    7558     v.11         Architectural Design 101                                  6.5     37.5
    7580     v.7           Communication Principles 111                         2.0     12.5
                                                                                                                  100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    12792   v.3           Ecologically Sustainable Design 102/122         2.0     12.5
    12793   v.4           Design Communication 102/                            4.0     25.0
    7559     v.10         Architectural Design 102                                  6.5     37.5
    7569     v.8           Architecture and Culture 102/122                    2.0     12.5
    7577     v.8           Building Technology 102/122                           3.0     12.5
                                                                                                                  100.0

    Year 2 Semester 1

    2984     v.7           Building Science 201                                        2.0     12.5
    311060 v.1           Building Technology 203                                  4.0     25.0
    6856     v.4           Architecture and Culture 201                           2.0     12.5
    8384     v.3           Architectural Design 201                                  6.5     37.5
    8497     v.5           Computer Aided Design 201                            2.0     12.5
                                                                                                                  100.0

    Year 2 Semester 2

    311059 v.1           Building Technology 204                                  4.0     25.0
    6848     v.4           Architectural Techniques 202                           2.0     12.5
    6851     v.5           Architecture and Culture 202/222                    2.0     12.5
    7553     v.10         Building Science 202/322                                 2.0     12.5
    8385     v.3           Architectural Design 202                                  6.5     37.5
                                                                                                                   100.0

    Year 3 Semester 1

    3836     v.7           Building Technology 301                                  4.0     25.0
    7550     v.9           Architecture and Culture 301                           2.0     12.5
    7554     v.11         Building Science 301/321                                 3.0     25.0
    9521     v.3           Architectural Design 301                                  6.5     37.5
                                                                                                                   100.0

    Year 3 Semester 2

    3837     v.7           Building Science 302                                        2.0     12.5
    7579     v.6           Building Technology 302                                  2.0     12.5
    9522     v.3           Architectural Design 302                                  6.5     37.5
    9684     v.12         Architecture and Culture 302                           2.0     12.5
                                 SELECT 1 ELECTIVE                                                   25.0
                                                                                                                  100.0

    Availability

    Year      Location                  Period     All*     Internal   
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1           Y                 

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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