Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Architectural and Structural)

  • 80
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR
  • Duration

    4 years full-time
    or part-time equiv.
  • Start Dates

    February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.

Where architectural design meets engineering

Interested in a creative career that explores elements of both architectural design and engineering?

Architectural engineers visualise projects, plan, collaborate, test ideas and come up with high-tech building solutions. They design systems for some of the most innovative infrastructure in today’s society.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Architectural and Structural) brings the disciplines of architecture and engineering together in a unique program. You will:

  • learn in state-of-the-art facilities
  • undertake practical projects and work on real-world simulations
  • build skills in geotechnical engineering, construction, and operation systems
  • analyse material strengths, load and stress
  • explore sustainability and architectural integrity
  • pursue specialisations in your areas of interest
  • complete eight weeks of practical experience.

In your final year you will also collaborate with industry on a major design project.

Where could it take you?

As an accredited engineer, you’ll be in demand in both the architectural and building industries. You might plan underground infrastructure for renewable energy systems. Perhaps you’ll design blast-proof buildings in the defence sector, or sustainable housing systems. Want to become an architect as well? Graduates have the exclusive opportunity to continue on to further study with our Masters of Architecture.

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
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Admissions information

SATAC Code 334181
2020 CSP ATAR 83.45
2020 CSP IB 30
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 80
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 29
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics and Physics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3, Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3). Unsure if you will meet prerequisites or ATAR? Check out our Engineering Pathway. MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Applicants who have not achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors) required for selection may be selected based on the grades in selected year 12 subjects. Applicants do not need to apply to be considered for subject-based entry, as this will automatically be done by SATAC on behalf of the University. For more information, please see: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/undergraduate/entry-pathways/recent-secondary-education/ Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2019). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 334181

2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 76.25
Median ATAR to receive an offer 87
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 97.65
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 83.45
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 92.73
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
Minimum eligibility score 80
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2020
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/A
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5 N/A
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
16 61.5%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
N/A N/A
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/A N/A
International students 6 23.1%
All students 26 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $6,964

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Scholarships

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Careers

Career Readiness

Graduates are in high demand with employment in the architectural engineering field estimated to increase significantly as the need for sustainable building becomes more widespread and important. With skills across both architecture and structural engineering, graduates are in high demand.

Employment opportunities include architectural and structural engineering positions with organisations including architectural firms and building companies, and across the defence, energy, and information technology industries.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Industry Placement

Students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.

Professional Accreditation

Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Potential careers

Coastal Engineer, Construction Engineer, Consultant Engineer, Development Engineer, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Building Consultant, Civil Engineer, Civil Estimator, Structural Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Manager, Architectural Engineer

Degree Structure

In the first two years of the degree students build a scientific, engineering and architectural foundation and then focus on more specialist courses in the third and fourth years.

Third and fourth years include professional engineering courses, specialisations, communication and management courses and project work within the main areas of structural and geotechnical engineering.

Students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Example Study Plan

Core Courses
Students must complete the following:

Core Course, choice of
Students must complete one of the following:

Architectural and Structural elective
Students must choose one course from the following:



Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.

Assessment

Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.

Testimonial

During my studies, I developed an interest in continuum mechanics problems, and discovered that I enjoyed approaching these problems from an applied mathematics perspective.

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Last updated: Thursday, 10 Feb 2022