Architecture combines creative practices of architectural design with the cultural, social, technical and sustainability issues of the built environment.
In this course you will study the relationship between the natural and constructed environment, the architectural proposition and the occupation of space.
This degree is taught by academic staff, industry practitioners and guest lecturers, and is a pathway for the two-year accredited Master of Architecture qualification.
Curtin's architecture students benefit from valuable industry experiences. For example, design company GHDWoodhead and government entity Water Corporation have both provided hands-on design opportunities to Curtin students.
Curtin students have also enjoyed opportunities to work with key industry consultants such as Woods Bagot, Cox and Hassell.
You will study core units and specialise in one of the following:
- Construction Management
- Design Thinking and Visual Communication
- Designing Fashion
- Interior Architecture
- Principles of Planning
- Animation and Game Architecture Design.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How this course will make you industry ready
You will complete projects and stage exhibitions.
This course leads on to the two-year Master of Architecture which is applied specifically to the professional practice of architecture.
What jobs can the Architectural Science lead to?
- Building consultant
* After completing the Master of Architecture.
- Building and construction
- Local Government
What you'll learn
- demonstrate an understanding of the broad discipline of architecture, its theoretical underpinnings, and ways of thinking; the ability to apply specific discipline knowledge contained within the streams of Architectural Design, Science and Technology, Architecture and Culture and Design Communication
- think critically, creatively and reflectively in order to analyse and understand the diverse needs of various parties involved in architecture in order to generate and create innovative solutions
- conduct appropriate scholarly and professional research to access and analyse the diverse information needed to make informed, strategic design decisions
- communicate information and ideas to diverse audience through visual, verbal and written communication techniques
- demonstrate ability to recognise and understand the principles of a range of appropriate technologies and their suitable application within the discipline of architecture
- possess a sustained intellectual curiosity that constantly strives, through self-directed learning, for innovation within the profession of architecture
- have an awareness and ability to synthesize a range of local, national and international issues and perspectives which influence architecture
- understand and value cultural and physical diversity and appreciate its significance in the creation of architecture
- demonstrate a rigorous and ethical approach in the creation of architecture; the ability to work independently and in teams