Built Environment @ a glance

What?

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program: 8 pre-university level units studied over a period of 2 to 3 trimesters.

Tertiary Access Program: 4 pre-university level units studied over a period of 1 trimester.

Diploma: 8 to 12 university level units studied over a period of 2 to 3 trimesters. The Diploma has the same course content and structure as Year 1 of the respective Curtin undergraduate degree.

Why?

  • Much smaller classes than in the equivalent 1st year Bachelor degree. (30-40 students)
  • 2 intakes per year (Feb, Jun)
  • Opportunity to complete in 8 or 12 months depending on start dates
  • Extra contact time with your tutors
  • Situated on the main Curtin campus. Western Australia's largest university and only 8 kilometres from Perth CBD

How?

  1. Download the pdf below, for full details of this course.
  2. Contact us with any questions through the 'Ask a question' button on this page.
  3. Click 'Apply today' to send through your application, or
  4. Click the 'Our Representatives' button below to find details of someone in your country who can help you apply.
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Courses lead to...

Students who have successfully completed the Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program OR the Tertiary Access Program progress on to the Diploma, which is equivalent to the 1st year of the Curtin Bachelor degree.

Prospective students who have already completed the equivalent of the Australian Year 12 standard and meet the academic and English entry requirements are eligible for entry into the Diploma program. Successful completion of the Diploma program leads on to Year 2 of the Curtin Bachelor degree.

Note:Some courses have Higher English Language Requirements and compulsory course prerequisites. Refer to the English Language Requirements here.

 

About the Programs

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program

  • Business Maths (BUS 104A)
  • Introduction to Computing (BUS 107A)
  • Communications II (COM 201A)
  • Communications III (COM 202A)
  • Design Processes (DEP 100A)
  • Management (BUS 108A)
  • Design Skills I (DES 100A)
  • Design Skills II (DES 101A)

Progression rule to Diploma: 50%

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Tertiary Access Program

  • Introduction to Computing (BUS 107A)
  • Communications III (COM 202A)
  • Design Processes (DEP 100A)*
  • Design Skills I (DES 100A)

Progression rule to Diploma: 50%

* Construction Management and Economics and Urban and Regional Planning students to do Management (BUS 108A) instead of Design Processes (DEP 100A) in the Tertiary Access Program

Diploma of Built Environment

Students must complete the following core unit and seven stream-specific units:

Core Unit

  • Built Environment Communication

Stream-specific Units

Architecture & Interior Architecture

  • Graphic Communication I
  • Technology of Design
  • Cities and Suburbs
  • Graphic Communication II
  • Architecture and Culture
  • Design Studio I
  • Design Studio II

Construction Management & Economics

  • Residential Construction
  • Construction Industry Management
  • Structures
  • Building Measurement
  • Commercial Construction
  • Construction Law
  • Site Management

 

Urban & Regional Planning

  • Graphic Communication I
  • Technology of Design
  • Cities and Suburbs
  • Graphic Communication II
  • Architecture and Culture
  • Introduction to Planning (Oct intake only)
  • Construction Industry Management

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Entry into Curtin Year 2

Bachelor of Applied Science
(Architectural Science)

CRICOS Code 003868A
Remaining duration of degree: 2 years

Bachelor of Applied Science
(Interior Architecture)

CRICOS Code 023967K
Remaining duration of degree: 3 years

Bachelor of Applied Science
(Construction Management)

CRICOS Code 010548C
Remaining duration of degree: 3 years

Bachelor of Arts
(Urban & Regional Planning)

CRICOS Code 003903C
Remaining duration of degree: 3 years

Popular careers

  • Building Technician
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Architect
  • Architectural Educator
  • Architectural Critic and Writer
  • Urban Designer
  • Building Materials Consultant
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Government Agency Worker
  • and other career opportunities in related field

The two-stage Architecture course (Bachelor of Applied Science + Masters Architecture) satisfies the educational requirements for registration as an architect. The Construction Management and Economics degree qualifies students for the corporate membership of both the Australian Institute of Building and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. The Design Institute of Australia admits graduates of the Interior Architecture course to the licentiateship after commencing professional practice and then to full associate membership after a submission of a professional folio of work. The Urban and Regional Planning degree qualifies students for membership of the Planning Institute of Australia.

2014 Tuition Fees (International Students)

Student Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program Tertiary Access Program Higher Education Diploma

International Students

A$18,000 (A$2,250 per unit)

A$9,000 (A$2,250 per unit)

A$27,800 (A$3,475 per unit)