Bachelor of Architectural Design

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Design goes far beyond the visual. It responds to possibilities and limits, to hopes and needs. It is equal parts creative and calculated. Architectural design is about understanding landscapes and the way humans create places within them. Architecture, landscape architecture and urban design share the purpose of aiding society while creating structural works of art. Program graduates apply design skills in all sorts of rewarding careers, and take on specialised roles through postgraduate study. You might restore beautiful old buildings or be a micro-home master. You could create and preserve natural landscapes and life cycles. Perhaps you will design the next iconic skyscraper or opera house.

Structure

The program hones concrete skills and encourages big picture thinking. You will: Visit notable building sites, landscapes, gardens and exhibitions. Gain high-level practical design and model-making skills. Practise computer and hand based drawing techniques. Explore relevant theory, history, tradition and innovation. Consider issues of ecology and environment. Learn how to formulate effective proposals. The multi-disciplinary core courses in the Bachelor of Architectural Design foster intellectual development, critical thinking and creative action. The program is intended as a framework in which to develop these skills if you want to enhance buildings and human modified places with creative environmental design solutions. The majority of the teaching activities are based around the design studios, where topics are developed and discussed with studio leaders. These studio sessions are supplemented by courses in various other topics such as Representation, Construction, Environment, and History and Theory. Representation introduces you to the latest computer and hand based drawing techniques. Construction uses specialist equipment for modelling and experimentation and the Environment course includes issues of ecology. History and Theory engages with the traditions of the discipline to consider frameworks for contemporary design. Students can also apply for entry to an additional Honours year.

Subjects

  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Digital Media
  • Environment
  • History
  • Landscape architecture
  • Representation
  • Theory
  • Urban design

Standard entry requirements

  • SACE
  • Selection via ATAR
  • Assumed Knowledge: SACE Stage 1 maths (or equivalent), basic freehand drawing ability, computing skills

Recognition

To practise as an architect or landscape architect, you must complete a professionally accredited combination of degrees in your chosen discipline. The University offers the following choices: > Bachelor of Architectural Design followed by Master of Architecture recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects and accredited by the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia. > Bachelor of Architectural Design followed by Master of Landscape Architecture recognised and accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. > Bachelor of Architectural Design followed by either Master of Planning or Master of Planning (Urban Design) recognised and accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. > Bachelor of Architectural Design followed by Master of Property recognised and accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. > Bachelor of Architectural Design followed by Master of Construction Management recognised and accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Terrace International: $105,000
  • ATAR: 62
Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

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