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Bachelor of Architectural Design for 2014

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Why study Bachelor of Architectural Design?

Architects shape the environment that we live in. They can revitalise our cities, help us live more sustainably and create rich environments for us to live and work in. If this fits your passion, this degree is your first step in a two-degree program toward becoming an architect.

Be immersed in architecture from day one. With an emphasis on making, you will work across multiple media and scales, from drawing to digital fabrication to models and full-scale building. Through design media, you will learn to critically observe and test your ideas. You will also examine design and its relationship with urban networks, while developing an understanding of techniques and technologies.

Spend over half your degree in the architectural design studio. Explore areas such as housing, digital practices and sustainable urban design, and undertake studies that let you interact with communities and work on projects that benefit others - in 2012, our students created interactive kids' play spaces for 'ArtPlay' in Birrarung Marr.

You will be consistently presenting and discussing your projects, so you will develop specialist communication skills to engage clients and collaborate with other built-environment professionals.

Explore architecture in-depth through discipline-specific electives or choose interdisciplinary units that allow you to work on creative projects with your art and design peers. If you choose electives from other art and design areas, for example, interior architecture, communication design and fine arts, you can work with a range of techniques and materials, such as glass and metals. You can even brush up on your Italian, or pick up some marketing skills by taking interesting electives from another faculty.

Explore global issues and discover how to apply your knowledge to create local solutions. Our internationally diverse team of academics and visiting-architects program mean architects from around the world are in your studio, giving you the benefit of their global experiences. For example, in 2011, architecture students collaborated with Norwegian-based Rintala Eggertsson Architects to design and build the 'Sea Light Pavilion' at Docklands.

If that's not enough, you can study part of your degree at the Monash Centre in Prato, Italy, or pick from one of our travelling studios, taking you interstate or overseas to work on site specific projects.

From entry in 2014, Architecture at Monash has a new entry process. If you are an Australian student, or an international student completing VCE in Australia, you will need to follow the new process. Visit the entry requirements and applications link below for full details.

Professional recognitions

Australian

The Monash architecture program is fully accredited. When you graduate from the five-year, Bachelor of Architectural Design and Master of Architecture program, you will meet the academic requirements for registration as an architect in Australia.

To register as an architect in Australia, you must also complete an additional two years of professional practice experience and pass the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Architectural Practice Examination. For more details visit the Architecture Registration Board of Victoria.

As an architecture graduate, you will have to grapple with problems not yet imagined. Not simply a technician in the world of today, you will be a participant in shaping the world of tomorrow.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • Range of criteria (Caulfield)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 8,100 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Course code: 3119

CRICOS code: 059372G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email mada@monash.edu or visit http://www.monash.edu/mada

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 28,200 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Course code: 3119

CRICOS code: 059372G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

Extra requirements

All local applicants must apply through VTAC. Please refer to information below.

VTAC APPLICANTS:

Online registration process (Current Year 12-All, Non-Year 12-All): All applicants must complete the online Art Design and Architecture registration form by no later than 24 October. To register go to [http://www.monash.edu/mada/apply]

Applicants with no background in architecture will need to complete a pre-selection activity by 29 October. Details of this activity available upon registration.

Applicants with a background in Architecture will need to present their folio during the interview process. Submission of a digital copy is also required.

You are considered to have a background in Architecture if you have completed at least one year of tertiary study in a field related to architecture (architecture, interior architecture, building design and technology, or landscape design). Please contact mada@monash.edu if you need to confirm if you qualify as an applicant with a background in Architecture.

Interview (Current Year 12-Some, Non-Year 12-Some): Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 17 November with details of the interview process. Interviews will be hosted from late November to early December.

Advisory letters will be sent to applicants by 12 December. Each applicant's final ranking is based on their interview score, pre-selection activity or folio, and ATAR or GPA.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Caulfield
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP Range of criteria

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

English requirements for international students

For minimum English requirements for this course please refer to the English language requirements for international students website:

www.monash.edu/study/international/entry-requirements-english.html

Special entry requirements

VTAC APPLICANTS:

All applicants (Current Year 12-All, Non-Year 12-All): Must complete the Online Art Design and Architecture registration process and participate in a pre-selection activity to determine if they will progress to an interview. Please refer to - Special entry requirements for Domestic students.

To register go to [http://www.monash.edu/mada/apply]

DIRECT APPLICANTS:

International Applicants (Not currently completing Australian Year 12): All applicants will need to complete a pre-selection activity. Details of this activity are available on the MADA "How to apply" website.

Applicants with a background in Architecture who wish to apply for credit will need to submit a folio for assessment.

For further information, please refer to the Faculty of Art & Design "How to apply" website [http://www.monash.edu/mada/apply].

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Caulfield
International Baccalaureate 25
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 10

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

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