Bachelor of Design in Architecture University of Sydney

4.5 out of 5 from 4 reviews
Ranked #15 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture is offered by the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, ranked first in Australia and 16th in the world for Architecture/Built Environment*. This degree introduces you to the rewarding profession of architecture and is your first step to becoming a registered architect.

In this degree you will learn to design for the built environment through a studio-based program that involves working on real-world projects in and around Sydney. Opportunities for international exchange are also offered and provide you with a broader view of the role architecture can play in improving people's lives.

You will undertake a core program in architectural history and theory, communications, technology and design workshops. You will have access to electives drawn from across disciplines in arts, digital design, sustainability and urban design.

Your personal and professional interests in architecture are matched by our staff's discipline-leading research and the faculty's cutting edge facilities, including digital fabrication and modelling labs.

You will be exposed to exciting opportunities to expand your studio experience, participate in design and build projects. The Bachelor of Design in Architecture, combined with the Master of Architecture, gives you the skills you need to excel in your future career as a professional architect. Once you have gradated, you will join our esteemed alumni as a leader within the architecture profession.

Becoming a registered architect will open the world to you as the work of architects is no longer confined by geography. As a graduate, opportunities lie both...

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Additional Information

You will have the opportunity to complete an architectural professional practice unit in third year, which will prepare you for master's level stud...

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July 2018
Year completed 2009

Positives: Helpful course

Negatives: Need a lot of work and concentration

My advice to future students is: I advise student to join sydney uni

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July 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: It is fairly small so easy to make friends and build a support network. Great facilities in the building including desktops, printing, laser cutters and 3D printers. Opportunities to do real life projects for electives and go on exchange.

Negatives: Quite conceptual and a lot of art based subjects. Hard and incr...

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December 2017
Year completed 2015

Make sure you love Architecture. As Architecture is a challenging degree to study you almost have to let it consume you. You potentially face lots of sleepless nights. I was often sitting in front of a computer ALL DAY documenting everything / CAD.

The program at UoS is really great. Facilities and machines/programs you ge...

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December 2017
Year completed 2016

I loved this course.

Architecture is in it's own building and has a dedicated space (access available 24hrs). While it can feel a little isolated in quieter times (being it's own building), most of the time it has a great community feel.

The lecturers are knowledgable and very down to earth making them very approachabl...

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