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Vic students flock to architecture and building courses

Data released by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre reveals a sharp rise in first-round offers to undergraduate architecture and building-related courses.

Offers in architecture and building are up 13 percent from last year – the second biggest rise behind agriculture and environment (56 percent).

However, ArchitectureAU’s analysis of the data reveals offers of places in architecture degrees throughout Victoria have marginally declined from a total of 841 in 2015 to 809 in 2016. The University of Melbourne made the most offers – 489 places for its Bachelor of Environments program. This is down from 509 in 2015. Monash University is the only Victorian university whose offers increased from 118 in 2015 to 123 in 2016.

Offers to interior architecture and landscape architecture degrees both increased. Interior architecture rose from 68 to 114 offers, while landscape architecture rose from 46 to 58.

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TAFE courses in disciplines of building design, building construction and building surveying had a dramatic rise in offers – from 655 in 2015 to 994 in 2016.

In 2015, 11 Australian universities were ranked among the top 100 universities in the world to study architecture. Three universities – The University of Melbourne, University of Sydney and University of New South Wales – were ranked above prestigious Ivy League institutions including Cornell University and Princeton University.

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