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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Architecture

The Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Architecture offers graduates of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture the opportunity to pursue advanced work in subject areas related to architecture and prepares them for postgraduate research.

This course allows students to work at a higher level of academic study. It also allows study in a relevant area of student interest.

Course structure :
Students complete 48 credit points, comprising one 12-credit-point coursework subject, one 12-credit-point preparatory honours thesis subject and one 24-credit-point honours thesis. Students must complete a coursework subject, conducted in the first half of first session, devoted to research methods, information retrieval skills and the initial development of their thesis proposal. Students then spend the remainder of the first session and the whole of second session producing, under the direction of a specific supervisor, a thesis relevant to their academic, professional and/or creative agenda. The thesis is based on their original work informed by theoretical study and independent research.

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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career options include architect (after completion of the Master of Architecture), urban designer, landscape architect, administrator, policymaker, researcher, educator or journalist.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants with a degree which is equivalent to the UTS Bachelor of Design in Architecture and who have attained an overall minimum WAM of 65.0 or above must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Architecture:

  • a digital portfolio of 10 x A4 landscape PDFs that display digital files, scans and/or photographs of original design work done by the applicant (maximum size 5MB)
  • a 200–300-word statement addressing the applicant's reasons for undertaking honours-level study in design at UTS and the specific learning that they are seeking given their intended career direction on completion of the degree
  • a one-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates the applicant's design or related experience
  • a verified copy of the candidate's previous academic transcript.

Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
  • AE5: Pass;
  • PTE: 58-64;
  • CAE: 176-184

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