What will I learn?

Students in this course undertake a program of individually supervised research leading to the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design that is equivalent in scope to the fully developed design of a building of major cultural significance.

The Doctor of Architecture (Design) is an individually focused and supervised professional research program executed in the medium of architectural design. The successful student makes a substantial and original contribution to architecture through the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design.

By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year, except December.

Career Pathways

This degree will equip you with the skills and experience to take your career in architecture to the next level.

Career Opportunities:

  • Architect

Further Study

  • Higher doctorate

Which department am I in?

Graduate Research School

CRICOS

058202M

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,700.00 (US$ 23,554) per year
AUD $104,100 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2019, November 2019, January 2020, February 2020, March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, June 2020, July 2020, August 2020, September 2020, October 2020, November 2020

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a bachelor's degree of this University or equivalent qualification or have previously undertaken work of a sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research in this or another approved institution but not has submitted it for any degree; have completed an appropriate PhD research proposal. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS (Academic) overall score minimum of 7.5, (minimum of 7.5 in reading and writing and 7.0 in listening and speaking); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Students must have a bachelor’s degree of this University or equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or (ii) have previously undertaken work, which in the Board’s opinion is of a sufficiently high standard, towards a higher degree by research in this or another approved institution but has not submitted it for any degree; and have completed and had approved by the Board, on the recommendation of the supervisor and the School of Design, a Doctor of Architecture (Design) research proposal; or (iii) have the degree of bachelor of this University or equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA, and have, since graduation, completed at a satisfactory level a Higher Degree by Research Preliminary Program, or equivalent, in the subject area in which research is to be undertaken; and (b)have sufficient architectural design experience as determined by the Board on the recommendation of the School of Design.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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About this uni

UWA ranks 1st in Western Australia and is one of the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • Ranked 86th in QS World University Rankings 2020
  • Rated five stars for its student-teacher ratio
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  • 7 subject areas in world’s top 50-QS Subject Rankings 2018