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...
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 within Australia and overseas, with a number of our past students having great successes internationally. By engaging with the environment, community and needs of clients and stakeholders, work as an architect can have a profound effect on people's lives around the world.
You will have the opportunity to complete an architectural professional practice unit in third year, which will prepare you for master's level stud...
You will have the opportunity to complete an architectural professional practice unit in third year, which will prepare you for master's level study in architecture. In this unit of study, you will develop your understanding through the design development of a project and take this to development application level using current practice.
The School of Architecture, Design and Planning has a number of school-specific exchange programs available to you. As a student, you may undertake exchange in the second year or first semester of the third year of your degree. It is usually easier to obtain studio space at the start of the overseas academic year which, in the northern hemisphere, typically commences in September.