Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Architectural and Structural) Mid-Year Entry
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.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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I am a:
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. Enquiries Future Students team
2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
(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 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. 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. 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 PathwaysSATAC Code: 334181
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)
- Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- 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%
CRICOS 097231E Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 80 International Baccalaureate (IB) 29 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 19 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75% British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 5.2 Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 82 ISC & CBSE [India] 75% ISBE [India] 85% SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1270 AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 9 Abitur 3.1 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0 STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00 Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 77 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77 Eynesbury Foundation Program 380 ANU Foundation Studies 74% Monash Foundation Year 72.5% Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 75 UNSW Foundation Year 7.3 University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.9 Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP) 59 University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.6 Non-Go8 Foundation Score 77 SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate) 80 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
Australian Year 12 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. International Qualifications Mathematics and Physics
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $6,964
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessGraduates 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 PlacementStudents are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.
Professional AccreditationGraduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
Coastal Engineer, Construction Engineer, Consultant Engineer, Development Engineer, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Architect, Building Consultant, Civil Engineer, Civil Estimator, Structural Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Manager, Architectural Engineer
A Study Overseas experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via Study Overseas, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find available opportunities visit Study Overseas.
Study Overseas ExperienceStudents will gain experience with working on international projects during their degree program and have the opportunity to study overseas, either through an elective with Engineers Without Borders or through an exchange with an overseas university.
To discuss your options further, please contact the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
Degree StructureIn 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
Students must complete the following:
- ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering
- ENG 1003 Programming (Matlab and Excel)
- CEME 1004 Engineering Mechanics - Statics
- MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA
- MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB
- DESST 1503 Design Studio I
- DESST 1504 Representation I
- DESST 1507 Construction I
- CEME 2001 Strength of Materials
- CEME 2002 Structural Mechanics
- CEME 2004 Introduction to Geo-engineering
- MATHS 2106 Differential Equations for Engineers II
- MATHS 2107 Statistics & Numerical Methods II
- DESST 2517 Environment II
- DESST 2521 History Theory II
- CEME 3001 Computer Analysis of Structures and Structural Dynamics
- CEME 3002 Reinforced Concrete Design
- CEME 3003 Structural Steel Design
- ENG 3004 Systems Engineering and Industry Practice
- ENG 3005 Research Methods and Project Management
- CEME 3006 Geotechnical Engineering
- DESST 3513 Design Studio V
- DESST 3514 Construction III
- DESST 3517 Environment III
- CEME 4003 Wind and Earthquake Engineering
- CEME 4050 Design Practice
- ENG 4001A Research Project Part A
- ENG 4001B Research Project Part B
Core Course, choice of
Students must complete one of the following:
Architectural and Structural elective
Students must choose one course from the following:
- CEME 3006 Geotechnical Engineering
- CEME 4002 Finite Element Theory and Practice
- CEME 4001 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
- CEME 4007 Unsaturated Soils
- CEME 4008 Soil and Ground Water Remediation
- CHEM ENG 4051 Water and Wastewater Engineering
- ENG 4011 Engineering Geology
- MECH ENG 4118 Finite Element Analysis of Structures
Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
AssessmentAssessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.
Further InformationPlease direct enquiries to our Future Student Enquiries staff: https://future.ask.adelaide.edu.au/
Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)
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Last updated: Friday, 19 Mar 2021