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Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)

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  • Awarded by

    Curtin University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableHECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration

    18 units

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Last modified: 07 Feb 2017

About this course

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) course from Curtin University offered through Open Universities Australia will give you a thorough education and practical skills in architecture. You will learn about building design, building construction and the relationship between architecture and people. This architecture course will teach you the technical skills to be able to communicate your architectural ideas and make them concrete. 

A master’s degree through OUA was the best choice to further my career.

  • Prerequisites


    Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

    • Have a TER or ATAR of 75; OR
    • Complete a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); OR
    • Complete two of the three OUA open enrolment units with separate English language competency; OR
    • Complete all three OUA open enrolment units at pass level
  • Subjects

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    In this Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) course, the subjects you will study include:

    • Communication for built environment
    • Architecture and interior architecture studio
    • Technology of design
    • Architecture and culture
    • Architecture studio
    • Architectural technology in context
    • Architectural histories of illusion, power and imagination
    • Architectural technology and making
    • Australia, architecture and identity
    • Environmental and technological systems in architecture
    • Urban contexts
    • Architecture, theory and critique
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  • Why Open Universities Australia?

    For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online. OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.

    Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

    The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) from Curtin University.

This architecture course will enable graduates to find employment in a range of fields, particularly where initiative, creative thinking and critical awareness are valued. You will have the skills and qualification to pursue a career in a number of architectural specialties, including urban design, environmental research, building conservation, heritage matters and community development. This bachelor degree is a prerequisite for entry into the Master of Architecture program.

Wondering where a career in architecture could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Urban Designer
  • Environmental Researcher
  • Community Developer
  • Architect


If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or scholarships.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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