What you can expect from undergraduate study in Architecture
The ratings that appear on this site were published in the 2013 editions of the Good Universities Guides.
What you're in for
On average, how tough is it to get into Architecture courses?
Very Easy|Easy|Average|Tough|Very Tough
Who does undergraduate courses in Architecture?
|Number of students||6,560|
|Percent of students over 25 years||15%|
|Percent of students from non-English speaking backgrounds||30%|
|Number of international students||1,521|
|Percent studying part time||84%|
|Percent studying externally||9%|
|Coming direct from school||67%|
Average tuition fees for international students $81,041 per annum
Graduates views of the course experience
|Development of generic skills|
"Architecture is a fascinating field that blends art and culture, science and technology and even elements of business. Unfortunately, for many, architecture courses don’t live up to their expectations. Graduates are typically less satisfied with their courses than those studying in other fields. In the 2010 national Course Experience Questionnaire survey graduates reported quite low levels of satisfaction with their teachers and with the skills they gained. Since graduates are required to do a form of internship after they complete their degrees, the majority (55 per cent in 2010) end up working for private practices. Employment prospects have improved slightly, with 26 per cent of graduates looking for work in 2010 (in comparison to 31 per cent in 2009). Over half of the architecture graduates in the class of 2009 went on to complete further study (51 per cent). Starting salaries are well below average, at just $35,085, but bear in mind that salaries go up once students are registered practitioners."
What salary can I expect?
|Graduate starting salary||$37,169|
Will I get a job?
|Percentage of graduates looking for job who did not find full time work four months after graduation||33%|
Where graduates go when they do get jobs:
Will I need to go on to further study?
|How many graduates immediately go on to further study?||48%|
How difficult is it to get into undergraduate courses in Architecture?
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Do institutions differ in how they teach Architecture?
Yes. The following 18 campuses all provide Architecture courses. Click on the campus name to find out more about the individual campuses. Click on the University name to see how their Architecture courses rate and compare.