Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Architectural and Structural)

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) is the only one of its kind in South Australia, allowing our graduates to exclusively bring together the disciplines of architecture and engineering. You will:

  • undertake practical projects and work on real-world simulations
  • explore sustainability and architectural integrity
  • pursue specialisations in your areas of interest
  • build skills in geotechnical engineering, construction, and operation systems
  • 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 across the architectural, engineering and construction industries.You will visualise projects, plan, collaborate, test ideas, and design aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient solutions in our built environments. You might work on major infrastructure and construction projects, or design underground infrastructure for renewable energy systems, design blast-proof buildings in the defence sector, or sustainable housing systems.

Want to become an architect as well? Graduates have the opportunity to enhance their career profile by continuing on to our Master of Architecture program.

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia.


  • Graduate equipped to work across the architecture, engineering and construction industries
  • Graduates qualify for professional membership with Engineers Australia
  • Showcase your work and network with future employers at Ingenuity

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 334181
2021 CSP ATAR 84.2
2021 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.
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2021 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 78.65
Median ATAR to receive an offer 95
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 97.2
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 84.2
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 98
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
Minimum eligibility score 80
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
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.
Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods , Specialist Mathematics and Physics. IB: Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL) and Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3) 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 2022. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2022 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2021 or 2020), 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 2020). 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

Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2021
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)
N/A N/A
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
8 57.1%
  • 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 <5 N/A
All students 14 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $7,895

More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Career Readiness

Graduates with the dual skill set facilitated by architectural and structural engineering are in high demand. Employment in the field continues to increase as we transition to widespread integration of sustainable buildings and infrastructure.

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, Architect, 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

Stepping out of my comfort zone, I have had an amazing University experience, with lifelong friendships, an outstanding education and a fantastic graduate opportunity.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 23 Nov 2021