Why study the Bachelor of Architectural Design

The Bachelor of Architectural Design (BArchDes) is the first stage of obtaining a professional qualification in Architecture. The BArchDes provides the basis on which students can progress to the professional Master of Architecture. Architecture is a dynamic and demanding profession, making a positive contribution to the shaping of our built environment and our culture. The essential skill of an architect is the ability to design buildings and spaces with an inherent concern for human living and working environments.

Summary

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Architectural Design are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Architectural Design. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Institute of Architects

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following professional bodies:

  • Board of Architects of Queensland and the Australian Institute of Architects

Please contact the relevant professional body for details about registration. Completion of the Bachelor of Architectural Design may not result in automatic registration for graduates.

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Architectural Design have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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