Study Architecture in Australia

Study Architecture and Construction in Australia

Architecture is not a single field. It’s a combination of multiple fields such as art, culture, science and technology. Would you like to design bridges, houses, skyscrapers? Do you have the drive to be an artist and also have science and technology to backup your facts? If you’d like to model, design, plan and build environments then this is the right course for you. If you’d like to study Architecture and Construction in Australia, this article will guide you through the courses available, requirements and cost.

Architects are skilled professionals at the centre of Australia’s built environment industry, a $100 billion sector employing over a million people. Nepal is a developing country, and the way construction rates are going high, Nepal will soon hit shortage of skilled manpower. So, studying architecture and construction can be a good thing to do.

Top Architecture Universities in Australia 2017/2018

The following is an Architecture university australia ranking list from University rankings (http://www.universityrankings.com.au) :

  1. University of Technology Sydney
  2. University of Tasmania
  3. Deakin University
  4. RMIT University
  5. Queensland University of Technology
  6. University of New South Wales
  7. Curtin University of Technology
  8. University of South Australia

Courses

Diploma of Building and Construction

Course Duration

The course duration of Diploma of Building and Construction is 2 years.

Course Fee

The cost for Diploma of Building and Construction ranges from AU$6,000* per annum to AU$18,000* per annum. The architecture course fees in Australia is comparatively cheaper to other countries.

Requirements

These are the requirements to study architecture in Australia for international students(Nepali students) :

  • Year 12 Australia equivalent course
  • IELTS = 6.0
  • TOEFL = 60 – 78
  • PTE = 50-58

Career outcomes-Once you graduate, you can work as :

  • Architectural and civil drafter or engineer
  • Environmental designer
  • Residential or commercial carpenter
  • Construction worker
  • Systems configuration manager
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Electrician
  • HVAC/HVACR technician
  • Building services technician
  • Painter
  • Sheet metal technician

Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Course Duration

3 years

Cost

The cost depends on the college you are applying for. However, the average

cost for Bachelor of Design in Architecture is AUD $40,000.

Entry requirement

  • Australia year 12 or equivalent
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5
  • TOEFL = 565
  • CAE = 58
  • CPE = 45
  • CAE and CPE = 176

Future Study Options

The future study options for Bachelor of Design and Architecture :

  • Master of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)
  • Master of Architectural Science (Sustainable Design)
  • Master of Architectural Science (Illumination Design)
  • Master of Architectural Science (Audio and Acoustics)
  • Master of Architectural Science (Illumination Design) (High Performance Buildings)
  • Master of Heritage Conservation
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Master of Urban Design

Career Outcomes

  • Register Architect
  • Architect

Master of Architecture

Requirements

English Language Requirements accepted:

IELTS : 6.5/6.0

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) overall score of 64 with no sub-score less than 58;
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 58;
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Overall Grade C1.

Salary

The average salary for a Master of Architecture is 59K/Yearly.

Career

We’ve classified the career pathways into three groups :

  • Construction

The title is self explanatory, I guess! After you complete your studies, you’ll be working as someone who will construct buildings, bridges, roads, skyscrapers, etc.

  • Design

This is more like a pre-construction job. You come up with layouts and designs for the constructors. You create designs and blueprints which the constructors will bring to life. Careers in this group are: Architects, city planner ,Civil engineers, etc.

  • Maintenance

This is a post construction job. Once the design and construction phases are over, you need human resource who’ll make sure that the constructed structures work smoothly.

Some of the individual career paths are:

  • Architectural and civil drafter or engineer
  • Environmental designer
  • Residential or commercial carpenter
  • Construction worker
  • Systems configuration manager
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Electrician
  • HVAC/HVACR technician
  • Building services technician
  • Painter
  • Sheet metal technician

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