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Architecture is the study of designing structures and buildings that not only afford utility but also beauty and comfort. It distinguishes itself from other art forms in that it materialises the abstract in the form of large buildings and structures! 

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120,000 architects currently employed in the U.S. 

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9000 new jobs projected each year for architects

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$88,000 average salary of an architect in the US.

4%

4% projected growth in the Architecture field

Architecture as a field is concerned with the planning and design of structures such as buildings, homes, bridges, and even entire cities. Architects play a central role in the construction and design of any structure and must have a sound understanding of the various facets of construction. It is the responsibility of the architect to design structure creatively while keeping both resource and safety concerns in mind.
Architects possess the skill-set to analyse, plan in detail, and collaborate with a diverse range of people when working on any project. A professional in this field also needs to have a creative approach towards real-world problems, as it’s important to adapt and work around problems as they might happen during the construction process. An architect also needs to visualise and detail on the map any building, home, or bridge that needs to be constructed. If you are adept at visualisation and are a scrupulous planner then the field of architecture is the right fit for you.
Students aspiring to study architecture have opportunities available to them in a large number of countries. For a bachelor’s degree, candidates should keep in mind that the general duration of a bachelor’s degree in architecture is 5 years, rather than 4 years like in many other bachelor programs. The general duration of a master’s program in architecture is 2-3 years.  

In the US, the average cost varies from $30,000 to $60,000 annually for a bachelor’s degree. However, some top-ranking universities such as Cornell, UC Berkley, Harvard and UCLA can cost even more.  In Australia and the UK, the average cost of a bachelor’s degree in architecture is around $40,000-50,000 annually.
Architecture as a career path holds a bright future, with an outlook for a steady and consistent growth trajectory expected in the coming years. Around 4% growth in this area is expected in the next 5 years as global infrastructure development continues being the focus. For those getting a degree in this area, there are several career options to consider such as town planner, building architect and interior designer, etc.
Architects have a wide range of careers to choose from once they graduate. They can apply their knowledge and enter diverse fields.  

Building Architecture 


Skyscrapers, houses and everything in between requires an architect to plan and design the building before the constructions can begin. An architect prepares the blueprint which is to be followed by the construction team to successfully construct the building. Furthermore, the architect creates feasibility reports, manages the budget and determines a timeline to be adhered to by the construction crew. 

Interior Designer


An interior designer uses the principles of design and architecture in order to create a visually pleasing environment within the interior of a building. Many companies hire professional interior designers to create a visual look for their interior that represents the company’s core values and boosts productivity. Interior designers assess the space available, determine optimal furniture placement, estimate cost and execute their vision for an aesthetically pleasing and functional interior.

Town Planner


Town planners create sustainable architecture designs that meet the demands of the residents while keeping population, transport and green infrastructure concerns in mind. Town planners conduct research to determine the best construction location, draft and review construction plans, consult and negotiate with developers, enforce development protocols and prepare progress reports. 

Top Architecture courses

  • At The University of Melbourne
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    Melbourne , Australia

    THE world university rank: 33

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    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Coursework)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    AUD 89,024 ? AUD  89,024 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At The University of Melbourne
    uni-location

    Melbourne , Australia

    THE world university rank: 33

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    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Coursework)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    AUD 138,912 ? AUD  138,912 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At The University of New South Wales
    uni-location

    Sydney , Australia

    THE world university rank: 70

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    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Coursework)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    7.0

    Fees

    Total course fee

    AUD 84,960 ? AUD  84,960 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At The University of Sydney
    uni-location

    Sydney , Australia

    THE world university rank: 58

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    Course qualification

    Bachelor Degree

    turn-around

    Entry score

    7.0

    Fees

    Total course fee

    AUD 129,000 ? AUD  129,000 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At The University of New South Wales
    uni-location

    On campus with online start , Australia

    THE world university rank: 70

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    Course qualification

    Bachelor Degree

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    AUD 125,280 ? AUD  125,280 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At RMIT University
    uni-location

    Melbourne , Australia

    THE world university rank: 301

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    Course qualification

    Bachelor Degree

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    AUD 138,240 ? AUD  138,240 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

Top Universities to study Architecture

Gordon Institute of TAFE

Gordon Institute of TAFE

uni-location Australia

Bond University

Bond University

THE ranking: 501

uni-location Australia

Monash University

Monash University

THE ranking: 57

uni-location Australia

The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales

THE ranking: 70

uni-location Australia

University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

THE ranking: 143

uni-location Australia

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

THE ranking: 54

uni-location Australia

The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Australia

Deakin University

Deakin University

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Australia

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

THE ranking: 58

uni-location Australia

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

THE ranking: 301

uni-location Australia

James Cook University

James Cook University

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Australia

University of South Australia

University of South Australia

THE ranking: 301

uni-location Australia

The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

THE ranking: 33

uni-location Australia

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

THE ranking: 111

uni-location Australia

University of Canberra

University of Canberra

THE ranking: 170

uni-location Australia

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

THE ranking: 193

uni-location Australia

The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

THE ranking: 132

uni-location Australia

Curtin University

Curtin University

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Australia

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

THE ranking: 301

uni-location Australia

Griffith University

Griffith University

THE ranking: 201

uni-location Australia

UTS College

UTS College

uni-location Australia

Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic

uni-location Australia

Durham College

Durham College

uni-location Canada

Laurentian University

Laurentian University

uni-location Canada

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

THE ranking: 251

uni-location Canada

Toronto Metropolitan University

Toronto Metropolitan University

THE ranking: 801

uni-location Canada

Seneca College

Seneca College

uni-location Canada

Algonquin College

Algonquin College

uni-location Canada

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

THE ranking: 201

uni-location Canada

Carleton University

Carleton University

THE ranking: 601

uni-location Canada

Conestoga College

Conestoga College

uni-location Canada

Georgian College

Georgian College

uni-location Canada

OCAD University

OCAD University

uni-location Canada

Niagara College

Niagara College

uni-location Canada

Red River College

Red River College

uni-location Canada

Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

uni-location Canada

University of Calgary

University of Calgary

THE ranking: 201

uni-location Canada

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

THE ranking: 37

uni-location Canada

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

THE ranking: 301

uni-location Canada

Western University

Western University

THE ranking: 201

uni-location Canada

University of Toronto

University of Toronto

THE ranking: 18

uni-location Canada

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

uni-location Canada

Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology

THE ranking: 201

uni-location New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

THE ranking: 501

uni-location New Zealand

Wellington Institute of Technology

Wellington Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

Unitec New Zealand Limited

Unitec New Zealand Limited

uni-location New Zealand

Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited

Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited

uni-location New Zealand

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

Waikato Institute of Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

THE ranking: 137

uni-location New Zealand

Eastern Institute of Technology

Eastern Institute of Technology

uni-location New Zealand

Vancouver Community College

Vancouver Community College

uni-location Canada

The University of Notre Dame Australia

The University of Notre Dame Australia

uni-location Australia

New Brunswick Community College

New Brunswick Community College

uni-location Canada

Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia Community College

uni-location Canada

RMIT University

RMIT University

THE ranking: 301

uni-location Australia

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