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Undergraduate architecture and construction

Right now, the world needs architects to reimagine our living spaces and build a better tomorrow. Are you ready to design sustainable buildings that create positive change?

An architect can help create better living conditions, and spaces that engage and inspire. Across the world, communities need people who can design more inclusive and sustainable buildings that help create stronger communities and smarter cities.

Experts in architecture, interior architecture and construction management are designing better buildings, transforming building practices, and creating healthier living spaces for future generations.

Explore our undergraduate courses

If you want to make a difference – by designing better housing, inclusive urban spaces, and environmentally friendly buildings, read more about our courses below.

Architectural Science

Architectural Science

From designing houses and parks to building hospitals and shopping centres, the growing need for infrastructure opens many career opportunities.

Construction Management

Construction Management

Prepare for a professional career in building and construction with this management-oriented course.

Geography

Geography

Analyse opportunities and threats that arise from urbanisation, globalisation and climate change.

Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture

Design attractive and sustainable interiors using visual ideas that work with changing trends and future lifestyles.

Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional Planning

Improve the ways cities and regions respond to current and future challenges.

Why study architecture and construction at Curtin?

Impressive rankings

Curtin is the highest ranked university in Western Australia for architecture and the built environment.

QS World University Rankings by subject 2023

Connection to industry

Participate in real world learning through working with our industry partners on projects or through internships and work experience.

Learn from the experts

Learn from a group of award-winning academics with significant industry and teaching experience.

Urban and regional planners in demand

There is currently a shortage of workers in this area. (Job and Skills Australia – Annual Skills Priority List 2023)

Professional recognition

Many of our courses are recognised by respected professional accreditation bodies, that allow you to gain accreditation when you graduate.

Urban and Regional Planning

The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning is fully accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia.

Construction Management

Membership is available with Australian Institute of Building; Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (pending accreditation outcomes); Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors; Board of Quantity Surveyors, Malaysia (conditional registration); Chartered Institute of Building; and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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What are my career options with an architecture or construction degree? 

If you’re passionate about pursuing a career in architecture and the built environment, our degrees will provide you with the practical skills and experience you need to graduate ready to hit the ground running. 

You could work in the following industries: local government, building, mining, oil, gas, retail,  events, construction and more. 

You could become a: 

  • Architect (after completing a Master of Architecture
  • Building consultant 
  • Draftsperson 
  • Construction manager 
  • Interior designer 
  • Contract administrator 
  • Project manager 
  • Property developer 
  • Planner/planning designer 
  • Developer 

Portfolio entry

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, find out how portfolio entry could offer you a flexible pathway into our Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Architecture 

Discover the new home of design and built environment

The School of Design and the Built Environment has an amazing new home on campus. Located in the Exchange Precinct, building 418 is a contemporary learning space, equipped with the latest tech in assembly and prototyping to bring your designs to life. For its environmentally sustainable design, it was awarded a 6 star rating, placing it among the most efficient buildings in Australia. With new study areas and Tucker Fresh IGA next door, 418 might just be your favourite spot to spend time on campus.

Three Curtin students sitting outside on campus Student drinking a coffee and working on their laptop A student taking a selfie in the mirrored artwork on campus The stairs and study zone inside the design building A group of people sitting on the steps of the design building Two Curtin students sitting on the benches outside the design precinct

We create places to benefit communities

Nic Brunsdon must surely be one of Western Australia’s most sought-after architects. He has a stack of awards for his work and been featured on Grand Designs Australia – twice.
Since graduating from Curtin in 2003, his creative practice has gone from strength to strength, with bold and diverse projects ranging from private dwellings to village retreats to public open spaces.

Underpinning all his designs is Nic’s core belief that great architecture is “responsive, emotive and inclusive”.

Hear from one of our graduates

Nic Brunsdon

“The [Curtin] course was fantastic. It was a formative time for me in terms of developing personal and emotional maturity, and being in a broad and inclusive environment was a great way to start understanding the world through a wider lens.”

To find out more about Nic’s work, visit this recent Curtin Q&A and his website.

Nic Brundson, Architecture graduate

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Architectural Science Science

Construction Management

Geography

Interior Architecture

Urban and Regional Planning

Architectural Science Science

Construction Management

Geography

Interior Architecture

Urban and Regional Planning

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