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Architecture combines the creative practices of an architectural design studio with the cultural, social, technical and sustainable issues that are associated with the built environment.

Our purpose is to provide a substantial architectural education that integrates philosophical and pragmatic knowledge.

In this course, you’ll study the relationship between the natural and constructed environment, the architectural proposition and the occupation of space. Architectural ideas are communicated through written and spoken reports, photographs, drawings, models and the electronic media.

You will benefit from being taught by academic staff, industry-based practitioners and guest lecturers with varied experience.

Industry-integrated projects may offer further opportunities to develop understanding about design and construction of buildings as well as how architecture relates to societies, cultures and people and the way they live.

Architecture consists of five years’ study in total. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) is a three-year full-time degree, and is a pathway for the two year accredited Master of Architecture qualification.

Professional registration

Please note: To pursue a career as an architect in Australia, it is a legal requirement that you must be registered with the relevant state’s Architects’ Board. Curtin’s accredited Master of Architecture program, when combined with relevant professional experience and successful completion of the Architectural Practice Examination, fulfils one of the pathways to registration.


    Learn from accomplished lecturers

    Curtin lecturers Gerry Kho and Sid Thoo were recognised for designing award-winning projects at the 2016 Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards, which celebrate the best construction projects in WA.

    Career opportunities

    Upon graduating you may find work as:

    • Building technician
    • Draftsman

    Architecture design hits the target

    For Curtin postgraduate architecture student Claire Buscombe, creating an ecologically and economically sustainable design for WA’s first indoor archery facility is the aim of the game.