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What will I learn?

Architecture enhances people’s lives through the creation of meaningful human environments. Many key challenges of contemporary society - such as sustainability, housing affordability, ageing-in-place, city living and community building - often involve spatial issues. Architecture applies a holistic way of thinking and acting to combine creative design processes and technical skills with understandings of human, cultural and environmental issues. Your first step on this journey is the Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) program.

In the three-year Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) degree you will learn to design architectural projects, big and small, for residential and public spaces in urban, suburban and other contexts. You’ll research historic and contemporary architecture, make precise drawings and diagrams, and use physical and three-dimensional digital models while developing your creative and critical thinking.

Our program combines theory classes with practical studios. In the theory classes you will analyse the world in which we live. You’ll apply this knowledge and skills in studios as you design built environments and speculate about future possibilities for human occupation and ecological repair.

You will develop your sense of ethical, social and environmental responsibility as you learn to understand diverse cultures and contexts, and apply building technology and environmental science knowledge to solve increasingly complex design scenarios.

Our holistic approach to education, including classes in ethics and philosophy, and the opportunity to study a Minor in a discipline complementary to architecture, will extend your learning beyond the traditional architectural curriculum and prepare you for a dynamic professional life. Popular Minors that work well with Architecture are Archaeology, History, Environmental Management and Photography. See the full list of Minors under Program summary below. The freedom to choose a Minor from a complementary discipline allows you to follow your personal or professional interests and increases your graduate employability opportunities.

Through this program you will be well placed to make a life-long contribution to the intellectual, cultural and civic life of communities.

The Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) program can be a pathway to further study in the Master of Architecture program, and provides a strong foundation to develop the technical and communication skills, professional values and ethical practice required by architecture.

Career opportunities

By complementing your architectural studies with a Minor from another discipline, you will expand your career opportunities, providing pathways into professions alongside the traditional extended pathway to registration as an architect*. Graduates would be able to enter into the built environment industry as future specialists, technical experts and consultants.

The Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) program can be a pathway to further study in the Master of Architecture program, a necessary step in becoming a registered architect. See the Master of Architecture for full details of the registration process.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,500.00 (18,11,790) per year
Start date

25 July 2022


The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,


Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with recent Secondary Education must have a HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 4 in English, a minimum average of Bands 4s and an overall minimum average HSC mark of 70% in HSC Category A Courses (or Interstate equivalent).

For international students

Applicants must meet High school qualifications (or equivalent) to apply for undergraduate program. Academic minimum entry requirements for international applicants vary from country to country.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no individual band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no individual band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 21 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.