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Bachelor of Design in Architecture

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Contextual Studies, Individual Project, Techniques & Processes, 3D Practices, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Architectural History and Theory: Orientations, Spatial Communications 1, Architectural Studio, Architectural History and Theory: Modernity and Modernism, Introduction to Construction and Structural Synthesis, Architectural History and Theory: Urbanism and the City, Architectural Design and Construction, Architectural History and Theory: Critique, Thermal Design and Environmental Control, Lighting, Acoustics and Advanced Environmental Control, Architectural History and Theory: Current Events and Debates

Entry Criteria 85% KCAT Entrance
Duration 4 Years
Location Chennai & Sydeny
Fees per semester ₹1,45,000 + taxes
Next intake September 2022
Your Future Campus

Your Journey!


KCIC (First 2 years)

UTS Architecture Preparatory

UTS (Final 1 year)

Remaining 3 years at UTS

Professional Recognition

NSW Architects Registration Board*
Royal Australian Institute of Architects*

Further Study Option

Study 2 years Master of Architecture

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Your Journey!

After UTS, we also provide two year work visa.


Programme Overview

Bachelor of Design in Architecture is a 1 year study in Kings Cornerstone International College + 3 years study in UTS Campus. This qualification is aligned with NEP2020 for progressive award, when learners successfully complete each stage with Certificate and Bachelor of Design in Architecture in 4 years. 

Learners will start with core construction curriculum from year 1 with agreed industry projects, further progressing to 3D practises and Materials & Structures.

The program has multiple awards from world’s leading testing & assessment company Pearson, UTS & other optional vendor certificates. 

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What you will study

Course is designed and developed by industry experts from BWA Design, EEGP, The partners in collaboration with Pearson. Kings Cornerstone, Best International College, will deliver the following subjects within the first year: Professional Development, Contextual Studies, Project, Techniques & Processes, 3D Practices and Computer Aided Design (CAD).


Your syllabus, outlines all the essential information of this course, including topics you will study and related reading materials. This will help you understand how you will be graded, understand assignments, and stay organised.


Industry Focused Program

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Industry Connections

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Professional Recognition




This course is designed with employers, for the employers to produce job ready graduates. Students gain a critical and ethical awareness of architecture as a discipline with much to offer in the face of many of today’s most pressing societal challenges. It equips students to join other design fields or related disciplines, and it prepares students for the Master of Architecture degree.

Employability skills and competencies for student career success is the key focus for this qualification by delivering learning that is rooted in the real world and to developing work-ready graduates with the professional skills and behaviours that employers need.

Core competencies are developed on programme in a balanced framework of cognitive (knowledge), affective (behaviours) and psychomotor (practical) learning outcomes to encourage a more vocational and practical approach to learning

Unlike other programs, these study abroad courses offers multiple awards, membership from Industry and professional bodies. This qualification has recognitions and membership opportunities with NSW Architects Registration Board, the Australian Institute of Architects and the Commonwealth Association of Architects through examination.

UTS is a top QS ranking University outscoring all Indian Universities in the 2022 ranking table.

– No.1 in Australia under 50 years old

– 133rd in the world QS ranking

– 62nd in the world for QS employability

– 11th in the world for under 50 years old

– Top 100 in the world for Architecture

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Teaching includes learning from tutoring, case study, webinars, guest speakers from Industry, peer to peer discussion, presentation, role play, assignments (variety of forms including practical and written. Learners will be assessed based on their coursework (Harvard Systems) instead of an exam.

Course is aligned with internship/apprenticeship framework from year two, learners must collaborate with industry to align with occupational standards to improve KSB’s (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour). Required Occupational Standards for Urban Designer, Project Manager are embedded from initial stages of the program.

Sample UTS Degree

Bachelor of Design in Architecture will be awarded upon completion of 3 years in Sydney campus. This course followed by Master of Architecture is accredited for professional recognition by the NSW Architects Registration Board, the Australian Institute of Architects and the Commonwealth Association of Architects, which gives you a positive skill assessment when you apply for Australian Permanent residency. Using this qualification you may apply for the following visa options.

– 485 Temporary Graduate Visa (Work upto 3 yrs)
– Positive Skill Assessment for PR – 189/190 Visas
– Membership – Australian Computer Society



This is a university packaged program with BTEC HN award from Pearson. Learners will complete 120 credits award during the first two years, prior transferring to UTS to complete the remaining modules. This certification is developed with organisations such as The Partners, EEGP, Together Design, Creative and Cultural Skills, Design Business Association and BWA Design.

Using this certificate learners may apply for part-time work in Australia while studying. Learners are eligible to work up to 20 hrs/per week while studying and full time during semester breaks.


Industry Projects and Case Studies

Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries.

  • 16+ Real world Case study
  • Practical & Assignment based assessments
  • Work integrated learning with Industry partners
  • First year of the program is designed and developed Pearson, UK
  • Get mentored by Industry professionals

Case Study – Burj Al Arab

The building is built on sand, which is unusual as most tall buildings are founded on rock. The Burj al Arab is supported on 250, 1.5M diameter columns that go 45 meters under the sea. As there is only sand to hold the building up the columns rely on friction.

The KCIC Advantage

University Packaged | Credit Transfer Programs

Eligibility Requirement

  • 65% overall

Preferred Subjects : Mathematics, Information Technology and/or Computer Science are suggested, but NOT compulsory for application.

Candidate must have completed 10+2 with the above mentioned overall along with any of the following subjects:

Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject / Physics / Accounting / Business Studies / Informatics Practices / Agriculture / Engineering Graphics / Psychology / Economics / Fashion Studies / Any Language

as major subjects in regular stream from any education board within India – CBSE, ISC, Matriculation, NIOS, Any State Board or with International Boards – Cambridge AS & A Levels or IB Diploma/Certificate.


  • Clear the KCAT – King’s Cornerstone Aptitude Test

The KCAT is our premier standardized test and is required by students seeking admission into our Undergraduate courses*. The test is an online-based proctored exam that assess your skills in common topics encountered during your senior year (Grade 11 & 12) of school.

*Exemptions are available for students who have cleared the SAT exam. However, this is on a case-by-case basis. To assess your eligibility for exemption, Apply Now immediately!

What's Included in the Fees

  • Study/aquire 96 credit UTS points in KCIC
  • Pearson BTEC L5 award (Architectural Design) – 240 credits
  • Year 2 transfer paperwork & Assistance
  • Visa & housing support to Sydney
  • Bank loan guidance & assistance
  • Exam fess
  • eBooks & Studio charges
  • Portal access to LMS


Very content with my learning at KCIC, learning two years of my international program here has reduced the cost of study abroad by 60%, and I am excited about my international career.

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KCIC offers a different learning environment, unconventional educational methods, with opportunities combined with industrial visits, workshops, and other things, to compete at international level.

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I was studying Aeronautical in a traditional college, hearing Cornerstone I shifted from Bangalore and joined here. The foundation year started with direct aerospace units, unlike other colleges.

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Frequently Asked Questions

First, two years at Chennai campus is limited to 20-25 students per class. Every year we plan to recruit 250 to 300 students across all departments giving them the assured transfer to Melbourne campus. However, the final years at the Melbourne campus gives you the multicultural environment with 81,000 students studying across the RMIT.

Kings Cornerstone, one of the best colleges for international students will provide fundamental tools and equipment required for the first two years. The first two years at Kings Cornerstone is a solid foundation to advanced learning at RMIT Melbourne. Since the final years are planned in Melbourne, the facilities provided to students are world-class. They access the same materials, tools, technology what is currently used in the industry.

Take a virtual tour to RMIT manufacturing facility that you have access during the final years at Melbourne. Check out ‘This is Engineering at RMIT’, ‘EMBER – an engineering innovation’ RMIT’s New Academic Street and Telstra Challenge Projects at RMIT.

Most students enrol in our programs seeking a continuing career in their preferred field. The return on investment is very high if you chose to work in Melbourne, London, Toronto and Dublin when compared to the salaries paid in India. So, we recommend students seeking global career to enrol. If you are looking to return to India or seeking local placements or local jobs, then you don’t need to study at Kings Cornerstone or take study abroad route, there are plenty on good local institutions in India who can help.

We are looking for a passionate learner willing to study realistically, apply reasoning and ability to learn by doing, but not someone who can memorise and write the whole book without practised knowledge. Hence, your higher secondary results do not make any weight in the selection process, except for your functional abilities. Your entry to our programs depends on your statement of purpose and a personal interview with the academic board but not your higher secondary marks. So plan well for your admission interview and rationalising SOP.

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Enquiries for Study Abroad Program

36, East Coast Rd,
Opposite to MGM Theme Park,
Muthukadu, Tamil Nadu 603112.