Why study architecture and built environment?

Curtin urban and regional planning student

Communicate your ideas

“We do urban planning for the people – not just for economic development.”

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Dream big

“It’s a really big goal, but eventually I’d like to do suburban conservation. I plan to do conservation biology after this so I can intertwine the two and somehow plan cities that are eco-friendly.”

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Commit to creativity

“Thanks to my inspiring tutors, I have come to believe that creativity is not only intuitive, but is also something that can be taught, practiced and worked on.”

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Harness your ambitions

“I’m aspiring to work as an architect and continue to build my watch brand simultaneously. I know that one career could never keep me entertained: I’ll always like working on multiple things and ensuring that my ideas never go to waste.”

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Did you know?

  • We’re the highest ranked University in WA in the field of architecture and the built environment and are ranked in the top 100 in the world*
  • Our Interior Architecture degree with embedded honours offers the highest undergraduate Australian qualification for the interior design industry
  • Our fourth year Urban and Regional planning unit 'International Perspectives for Planning' includes an optional field trip to Japan.
  • *QSWUR by Subject 2018

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    Explore our architecture and built environment courses

    Our diverse range of architecture and built environment courses means you can follow your passion while gaining the skills, knowledge and experience to develop your passion into a meaningful future.

    If you want to make a difference and have an interest in improving living conditions, urban developments, construction and environmentally friendly design then explore our architecture and built environment courses and put your passion to work.

    View our undergraduate courses and apply:

  • Architectural Science
  • Construction Management
  • Geography
  • Interior Architecture*
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Find out how to apply through TISC

    * If you don’t meet our entry requirements, find out how portfolio entry could offer a flexible pathway.

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