Architecture at Melbourne is one of the few opportunities to study architecture if you don’t have a pre-existing portfolio. Entrance relies solely on admittance to the Bachelor at large and successful completion of any prerequisite first year subjects. In the past, Melbourne University has created subjects for 3rd year and post-graduate students to collaborate and pitch ideas for new buildings, including the recently completed Melbourne School of Design. The major is quite rigid in the subjects to study as the semesters progress, but remains a very popular major. Expect to spend many hours and dollars on extra research and model making, as well as the occasional content heavy rote learning of architectural features.