Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Honours Bachelor
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324481
Architectural engineers design the engineering systems for some of the most innovative infrastructure in today’s society. This includes the design and engineering of structural, geotechnical, construction and operation systems with an emphasis on sustainability and architectural integrity.
This degree combines civil and structural engineering with the creative design and environmental sustainability aspects from architecture. Students study the planning, design, construction and operation of engineered systems for a diverse and exciting range of career opportunities.
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information for this program.
I am a:
|2017 CSP ATAR||80.2|
|2017 CSP IB||27|
|2017 Adelaide Approved Score||80|
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.|
|Year 12 Applicants||You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).|
|Prerequisites||SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies) and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Specialist Mathematics. IB: either Mathematics (HL grade 3); or, Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).|
*July entry may be available if student is eligible for advanced standing
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
|Secondary School Qualifications||International ATAR||80|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||27|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)||13|
|United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia]||15|
|General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level||9|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)||75|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||75%|
|Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education||2.7|
|Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong||8.0|
|STPM or Matrikulasi||3.00|
|The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program||77|
|Eynesbury Foundation Program||380|
|Other Qualifications||Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines 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 Admissions Information - Academic Requirements|
|Australian Year 12||SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies) and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Specialist Mathematics. IB: either Mathematics (HL grade 3); or, Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).|
|International Qualifications||Mathematics and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics|
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|Annual tuition fees||International student place: $39,500|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
As there is increasing need and demand for sustainable buildings, architectural engineers have a unique advantage in the workplace as they can apply engineering knowledge with design skills, to engage in all aspects of a building project. Through their interdisciplinary background, architectural engineers integrate the design of structurally sound building systems, including heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plumbing, fire protection, electrical and lighting, with architectural design.
Architectural engineers may find employment in a wide range of areas and organisations including multinational companies, government departments, small and large manufacturers, private consulting engineering practices and the defence, energy and information technology industries. Some of the more common careers include the following:
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.
Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Structural Engineer, Engineer
A Global Learning 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 the Global Learning Office, 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 Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
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 includes 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 12 weeks of approved practical experience.
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
|Year 1||C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units)
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)#
DESST 1504 Representation I (3 units)
C&ENVENG 1013 Introduction to Architectural Engineering (3 units)
DESST 2521 History Theory II (3 units)***
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)
DESST 1507 Construction I (3 units)
DESST 1508 Environment I (3 units)
|Year 2||C&ENVENG 2025 Strength of Materials II (3 units)
MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units)
DESST 1503 Design Studio I (6 units)
C&ENVENG 2069 Geotechnical Engineering II (3 units)
C&ENVENG 2030 Structural Mechanics (3 units)
C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering Modelling & Analysis 1 (3 units)
C&ENVENG 2067 Construction Management & Surveying (3 units)
OR MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics Dynamics
|Year 3||C&ENVENG 3020 Computer Analysis of Structure Dynamics (3 units)
C&ENVENG 3005 Reinforced Concrete Design (3 units)
DESST 2517 Environment II (3 units)
C&ENVENG 2071 Water Engineering II (3 units)
C&ENVENG 3222 Research Methodologies and Project Management (3 units)
C&ENVENG 3012 Geotechnical Engineering Design III (3 units)
C&ENVENG 2070 Engineering Modelling & Analysis II (3 units)
C&ENVENG 3007 Structural Steel Design (3 units)
|Year 4||C&ENVENG 4222A Research Project Part A: Civil (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4034 Engineering Management IV (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4041 Structural Design Practice (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4222B Research Project Part B: Civil (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4068 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis (3 units)
Elective (9 units)
|C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics (3 units)**
DESST 3519 Advanced Architecture Technologies (3 units)
C&ENVENG 3077 Engineering Hydrology (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4112 Advanced Civil Geotechnical Engineering (3 units)
CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering (3 units)
MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4069 Advanced Reinforced Concrete (3 units)^
C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics (3 units)**
DESST 3514 Construction III (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4107 Prestressed Concrete Structures (3 units)
Level II or III Mathematics Course (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4113EX Christchurch Earthquake Study Tour (3 units)^
C&ENVENG 3079 Water Engineering & Design III (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4085 Traffic Engineering (3 units)
DESST 3517 Environment III (3 units)
ENTREP 3900 Entrepreneur's Challenge (3 units)
C&ENVENG 4111 Structural Dynamics & Applications (3 units)^
C&ENVENG 4070 Seismic Design of Masonry Buildings (3 units)
#EXTRA COURSE REQUIREMENT Students who have not taken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester 1, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2 with MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in Summer School to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level 1. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take Engineering Communication. At the commencement of study, the Faculty will advise which course is to be replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL.
** C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics is a pre-requisite to C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics.
The 9 unit Research project must be undertaken in three consecutive semesters. Students form their groups and formulate their Research Proposal in C&ENVENG 3222. The group then develop the Research Project in C&ENVENG 4222A Part A and C&ENVENG 4222B Part B.
^Check the course planner for course availability noting all courses are conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.
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Last updated: Friday, 17 Nov 2017
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