Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
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.
An architect plays an important role in social and environmental change with responsibilities extending over a wide range of activities on behalf of both the client and the community. Architecture is a synthesis of ideas, the product being functionally suitable for the purpose but also visually pleasing. The focus of this program is architectural design through studio and community-based projects. The projects involve the application and integration of the knowledge and skills acquired from supporting courses. In addition to design, key areas of the program are environmental design, architectural technology, architectural communication and computing, history and theory, people/environment studies, and professional studies.
Students are taught how to appreciate the ways in which design ideas can be used to order complexity at all scales from broad strategy through to detail resolution of building fabric. They develop their communication skills through the presentation and discussion of architectural and environmental design with their peers, the architecture profession and the community.
Information for prospective students
At a Glance
Duration 5 year(s) full-time
The program must be undertaken full-time unless permission to do otherwise has been granted by the Executive Dean. Students are required to complete ten months of professional experience between semesters 6-7 (years 3 & 4).
Commencing Semester 1
Program Code 2051
OP / Rank 2007 5/92 Commonwealth Supported Place
7/87 Full fee paying.
Delivery Mode Internal
Campus St Lucia
Minimum edu Year 12
Fees Domestic full-fee places $AUD 17500
After completing year 3, a student must complete 10 months of professional experience before enrolling in level 4 or 5 courses. Students may undertake their professional experience overseas.
Students have the opportunity to complete research higher degree studies towards Masters and Doctoral qualifications, including research by design.
Drawing board and equipment approx. $600-700; Consumables, paper, pens etc approx. $100-200; Books, technical notes etc approx. $150+. Refer to the Program Guide for New Students (www.epsa.uq.edu.au) for details.
Before they can legally practice as architects in Queensland, graduates must have two years practical experience, of which one year may be gained prior to completion of the Bachelor of Architecture. They must also sit the Architectural Practice Examination of the Board of Architects of Queensland.
Architects work in a range of areas, including:
# Private offices
# Government departments
# Statutory bodies
# Local authorities
# Commercial development companies
# Research organisations
# Self-owned practices or partnerships