Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture)

University of Canberra

The Architecture course provides students with a rigorous understanding of what it means to be an architect in a globalized and dynamic world. Contextually informed by the notion of a designed capital, the architecture course at UC focusses on architecture and the city; exploring the ways in which architecture studio, history and theory, technology and sustainability, and digital production and communication methods coalesce in the analysis and production of urban form. The Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture) is the first of two degrees needed to become an architect. Students wishing to qualify for professional registration as an architect must additionally complete the Master of Architecture. The UC architecture courses have been designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to practice in the architectural profession, and to be a future leader in the design of the built environment.

At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Canberra
Institution CRICOS: 00212K

Subjects

  • Professional Orientation (Built Environment)
  • Pixels and Polygons
  • BE: Analysis Studio
  • Heritage Conservation
  • BE: History and Culture
  • Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning
  • Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning
  • Professional Evidence (Built Environment)
  • plus more

At UC, our degrees focus on developing skills for the real world. UC’s strong emphasis on work-integrated learning provides the practical experience that our students need to be job-ready. With UC located in the national capital of Australia, students also gain access to valuable internships, practical projects and industry networking contacts that will enhance their employability and enable them to gain a competitive edge when they enter the workforce after graduation. As a result, UC graduates have a 90 per cent employment rate and higher starting salaries than the average graduate across Australia (QILT 2017). 

World Ranked

  • Top two per cent of universities in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings)
  • Top 100 young universities worldwide (2017 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings and 2016/17 QS Young University Rankings)
  • Top 100 universities in Asia-Pacific region (2017 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings)
  • Ranked ‘Well above world-standard’ in the fields of ecological applications, environmental science and management research. Ranked ‘above world-standard’ in the fields of genetics, human movement and sport science, nursing and public health and health services research (2015 Excellence in Research Australia)

Our campus

  • Single campus located 10 minutes from the city and within walking distance from cafés, restaurants, a cinema, a shopping centre and beautiful lake.
  • UC has an on-campus medical centre, pharmacy, student-led health clinics, fitness centre and gym, food outlets and cafés, bank, bookshop, post office, childcare facilities and preschool.
  • UC has a full range of facilities including a library, a 24/7 computer lab and wireless access.
  • UC has a diverse community of over 17,500 students, including more than 4500 international students from over 107 countries.
  • UC has guaranteed on-campus accommodation for all international students.
  • UC public hospital will open on campus in 2018.

UC Locations

International students have the option to study some of UC degrees in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and across Queensland.

www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/campus-locations

Multi-Billion Dollar Campus Development

By 2030, UC campus will be transformed into a series of precincts, focusing on growing national and international partnerships, and transformational research and learning. Developments include an aged care facility, a cancer care centre and an innovation park. These facilities are being integrated into teaching and research, providing exciting new opportunities for the university and surrounding community. The campus development will also provide students with more work-integrated learning opportunities, such as internships and industry projects, than ever before.

Courses

We offer over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across a number of study areas including built environment and design, communication and media, education, government and policy, health, information technology, and many more. 

For more information about our courses, visit www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/courses/find-a-course

At University of Canberra, each and every one of our students is important to us. That’s why we have a range of resources and facilities available to all students should they need some help. These include International Student Support Service, multi-faith centre, medical, counselling centre and research students’ office, among many others.

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