Bachelor of Design in Architecture

University of Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00026A

Focusing on design in the built environment, this course covers the creative, aesthetic, technical and critical thinking skills required to produce innovative architecture. Students will explore design processes directly related to professional practice and engage in studio work, lectures, seminars, field trips and workshops. Students will be taught by leading academics and industry professionals and benefit from their experience and professional networks. The course equips graduates with the skills needed to work both in Australia and abroad.


  • Architectural communications
  • Architectural design
  • Architectural history and theory
  • Architectural technologies
  • Architecture workshops
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Professional practice

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 and performance in individual HSC subjects
  • Assumed knowledge: English (advanced), HSC mathematics
  • Or equivalent.


B Design in Architecture followed by M Architecture is accredited for professional recognition by the NSW Architects Registration Board, the Australian Institute of Architects and the Commonwealth Association of Architects. If followed by M Urban and Regional Planning it leads to professional registration with the Planning Institute of Australia. If followed by M Architectural Science (Illumination Design) it leads to accreditation by the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand. Both degrees have international recognition.

Study pathways

Completion of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture with a credit average permits entry into the Master of Architecture, on the provision that the student has completed Architectural Professional Practice as one of their electives.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Camperdown/Darlington International: $129,000
  • ATAR: 95
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Practical experience: 24-hour access to dedicated studios and computer laboratories, analogue and digital fabrication equipment in the technical workshops, and architecture workshop facilities. Career opportunities: Examples include architect, heritage conservator, project manager, urban and regional planner, urban designer.

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