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The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) is an undergraduate academic degree designed to satsify the academic component of professional accreditation bodies, to be followed by a period of practical training prior to professional examination and registration. It is awarded for a course of study that lasts up to five years. In some cases, a B.Arch can only be undertaken after having completed a three-year generalist architectural degree, in which case, it may be as short as two years. Many architecture schools using this bi-partite structure have re-badged their B.Arch programs as M.Arch degrees. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... The Master of Architecture (M.Arch. ...

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Australia

Architectural education in Australia varies depending on the university offering the course. At some, such as the University of New South Wales and RMIT University, architecture is a 5-year B.Arch degree with at least 6 months practice experience. At other universities it is a 3-year Bachelor degree in Architecture, a year of practice experience followed by a 2-year B.Arch. Registration as an architect is via state-based boards and requires a minimum of 2 years practice experience under the supervision of a registered architect. In addition there are double degrees offered by many universities, such as those combining architecture with construction or landscape architecture. Some universities also offer Masters programs in Architecture via coursework or research. Many architecture faculties offer related programs in landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, property and construction. Entry to Australian architecture programs is highly competitive and the proportion of students at some architecture schools from outside Australia is very high, up to 40%. Uniwalk is the main walkway stretching through the whole Kensingtion campus The University of New South Wales, also known as UNSW or colloquially as New South, is a university situated in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... -1...


Universities in Australia offering professionally-accredited architecture programs:

The University of Adelaide (colloquially Adelaide University or Adelaide Uni) is a public university located in Adelaide. ... The University of South Australia (commonly known as UniSA) was formed in 1991 when the South Australian Government merged the South Australian Institute of Technology and the South Australian Colleges of Advanced Education through the University of South Australia Act 1991. ... The University of Western Australia (UWA) is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia. ... Curtin University of Technology is a technology-focused university with its main campus at Bentley, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. ... The University of Melbourne, is a public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. ... -1... Deakin University is a large Australian public university with around 32,000 students studying Bachelor, Masters, Doctoral and Professional programs as of 2004. ... The University of Tasmania (also abbreviated as UTAS, UTas or Tas Uni) is a well-regarded Australian university, with three campuses in Tasmania. ... Uniwalk is the main walkway stretching through the whole Kensingtion campus The University of New South Wales, also known as UNSW or colloquially as New South, is a university situated in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The University of Sydney, established in 1850, is the oldest university in Australia, and it is located in Sydney, the capital city of the state of New South Wales. ... The Broadway UTS tower The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), is a university in Sydney, Australia. ... QUT Gardens Point Campus Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is located in Brisbane, Queensland, and is one of Australias largest universities. ... The University of Queensland (UQ) is the longest-established university in the state of Queensland, Australia, and a member of Australias Group of Eight. ... The Australian National University, or ANU, is a public university located in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. ... See: University of Newcastle (NSW), a university in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia University of Newcastle upon Tyne, a university in England. ...

United Kingdom

Main article: Architectural education in the United Kingdom (19c-20c)

Architectural education differs slightly in the United Kingdom. A five year course used to exist in a similar fashion to the United States, but the 1960s saw the introduction of the Sandwich course and a split of the Barch into a 3 year BA degree (or in some cases BSc) followed by a year working in practice, after which a 2 year B.Arch is completed. A further year of work completes the student's education upon the passing of Part III final examinations (See below). Registration as an architect is then permissible by the Architects Registration Board. Many UK universities offer postgraduate programs by coursework and research in architecture and related fields such as landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. After nearly a century of endeavour and negotiation which had been led by the Royal Institute of British Architects, a statutory Board of Architectural Education was formed under the Architects (Registration) Act, 1931. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Architects Registration Board is the statutory registration and regulating body for architects in the United Kingdom. ...


The RIBA 3 Part Examinations

In effect, for most student to become an architect in the United Kingdom they must pass or be exempted from Part I,II and III of the RIBA's examinations. Completion of the 3 year BA or BSc gives an exemption from Part I. Completion of the 2 year B.Arch gives exemption from Part II and the final year of supervised in practice training, with supplemental assignments makes up the requirements for Part III.


An alternative route to qualification exists by sitting the exams directly - currently this administered by Oxford Brookes University on behalf of the RIBA. Oxford Brookes University is a public university in Oxford, England. ...


Studying architecture in the UK

Universities offering architecture courses validated by the RIBA in the UK:

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The University of Manchester is a university located in Manchester, England. ... Manchester Metropolitan University is based in Manchester, England. ... The Robert Gordon University (often known as RGU) is a modern University located in Aberdeen, Scotland, with an emphasis on providing high quality higher education and research from undergraduate to doctorate level. ... The Queens University of Belfast (QUB) is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland; the university is often called Queens University Belfast. ... The University of Ulster (UU) is a multi-centre university located in Northern Ireland and is the largest single university on the island of Ireland, discounting the federal National University of Ireland. ... 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Kingston University is a university in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, south-west London. ... London Metropolitan University (sometimes abbreviated LMU or London Met) is a university in London. ... The Royal College of Art in South Kensington, London. ... London South Bank University is a central London university with around 20,000 students and 1,700 staff in the London Borough of Southwark. ... The University of Westminster is a university in London, England, formed in 1992 as a result of the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992, which allowed the London Polytechnic (Polytechnic of Central London or PCL ) to rename itself as a university. ... Northumbria University is a modern university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England. ... Arkwright Building Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a university in Nottingham, England. ... The University of Plymouth is the largest university in the southwest of England, with over 30,000 students and is the fifth largest UK university based on student population. ... The University of Portsmouth is the only university in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire. ... Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a university in Sheffield, England. ... The Architectural Association (also known as AA School of Architecture) is the oldest independent school of architecture in the UK. It was founded by a group of dissatisfied young architects in 1847 to provide a self-directed, independent education at a time when there ws no formal training available. ...

United States of America

The Bachelor of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) as a professional degree, allowing the recipient to qualify for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole authority for accredited US professional degree programs for architecture in the United States, developing standards and procedures to verify that each accredited program meets standards for the appropriate education of architects. ... A professional degree is an academic degree designed to prepare the holder for a particular career or profession, fields where scholarly research and academic activity are not the work, but rather a profession such as law, medicine, architecture, accounting, engineering, religious ministry, or education. ... The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) is the professional licensure examination for architects in the United States and Canada. ...


There are also universities that offer a four-year degree such as a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (B.S.Arch) or a Bachelor of Art in Architectural Studies (B.A.Arch). These are non-accredited, pre-professional degrees, and so these students must enroll in a Masters degree (M.Arch) program to be professionally-licensed. However, enrolling in a pre-professional program often gets a student into a shorter M.Arch program. Any architecturaly related curriculum can eventually make licensure possible. With a lesser degree more experience is needed but experience in a firm is always necessary. The Master of Architecture (M.Arch. ...


The course of study of the Bachelor of Architecture includes studio courses on design and aesthetic theory, as well as practical courses on structures, building mechanical systems, electrical systems, plumbing and construction. Student work is often in the form of drawings and renderings, either through computer-aided design or drafting by hand. Students also build physical models and create presentation boards for drawings and graphics. All Saints Chapel in the Cathedral Basilica of St. ... The Parthenons facade showing an interpretation of golden rectangles in its proportions. ... Look up Structure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... HVAC systems use ventilation air ducts installed throughout a building that supply conditioned air to a room through rectangular or round outlet vents, called diffusers; and ducts that remove air from return-air grills Fire-resistance rated mechanical shaft with HVAC sheet metal ducting and copper piping, as well as... Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ... A plumber wrench for working on pipes and fittings Plumbing, from the Latin for lead (plumbum), is the skilled trade of working with pipes, tubing and plumbing fixtures for potable water systems and the drainage of waste. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “CAD” redirects here. ... Technical drawing, also known as drafting, is the practice of creating accurate representations of objects for technical, architectural and engineering needs. ...


In nearly all architecture schools in the United States, student life and work revolves around a studio class. Other classes in the architecture curriculum are designed to support the concepts emphasized in studio. One particularly rigorous aspect of studio classes is the "critique" or "review." Students "pin-up" their models and presentation drawings for instructors (and students) who offer constructive criticism.


As of December 2005, there were sixty-seven accredited Bachelor of Architecture programs in the United States.


Colleges and universities in the United States where a Bachelor of Architecture degree can be obtained are listed below:


Note: Universities denoted by a * also have accredited Master of Architecture programs at their schools The Master of Architecture (M.Arch. ...

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Drury University is a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri. ... Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU (pronounced fam-you), is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida, the state capital, and is one of eleven institutions in Floridas State University System. ... Florida Atlantic University, also commonly referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a public coeducational research university located in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. The university has six additional partner campuses located in the Florida cities of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Port St. ... Florida International University, commonly known as FIU, is a public research university with its main campus in University Park in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... 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