Bachelor of Environmental Design (BP011)

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Award abbreviation
Course type
undergraduate course
not available in 2020
Intake periods
beginning of year and mid-year
Admission requirements
Minimum ATAR Threshold is 75. The ATAR Subject Prerequisites are Nil.
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education; Graduate Research School

Course details

About this course
The background to this proposal is as follows:

1. This degree addresses the loss of a coherent learning pathway for students undertaking majors in Architecture and Landscape Architecture following the decision to rescind the Bachelor of Design in 2015.

2. There has been an ongoing misalignment of the learning outcomes and industry expectations of the majors in Architecture and Landscape Architecture with those of the broader Bachelor of Arts.

3. The need to withdraw the undergraduate components of the Geography/Human Geography and Planning programs from Planning Institute of Australia accreditation due to the inability to address key learning outcomes under the generic degree structure.

4. The need for clearer pathways to professional accredited degrees, notably the Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, the Master of Urban Design, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning and the Master of Environmental Planning.

5. At present, the majors in Architecture and Landscape Architecture lack visibility within the profession and for potential students. A similar situation exists for students interested in planning, who at present have a component of a major within Arts (Human Geography and Planning).
144 points comprising 24 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries:
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Delivery mode
Standard full-time completion
3 years
Standard part-time completion
6 years (maximum 10 years)
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Majors available
(1) MJD-ARCTA Architecture A
(2) MJS-ARCTB Architecture B
(3) MJD-LDARC Landscape Architecture
(4) MJD-ENGEO Environmental Geography and Planning
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