What you will study
The basic building needs of work, home and public life are the design themes covered in the degree which is delivered using a mixture of problem-based learning and design studio tutoring.
You will learn essential skills and knowledge in the areas of construction technology, construction ecology, communication, computing and the history and theory of architecture.
The architecture degree consists of a full time, two-degree sequence, taken over five years full-time or part-time equivalent. The first degree, Bachelor of Design (Architecture), consists of three years full-time study or part-time equivalent.
After completing the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and before applying for entry into the Master of Architecture, two years full-time study, you will be encouraged to take a break of at least one year in order to travel and/or gain experience in an architect's practice.
The degree is delivered using a mixture of problem based learning, design studio tutoring and traditional teaching. Design studio courses use an innovative problem based approach to learning wherein a range of concerns (technical, ecological, historical and managerial) are integrated into the process of architectural design. In parallel with the architectural design studio, a range of courses support the development of essential skills and focussed knowledge. These courses are in the areas of construction technology, construction ecology, communication, computing and the history and theory of architecture. Two open electives are included in the degree.
Who you’ll be learning from
Our staff have an international reputation for the quality of their teaching and research. Our highly regarded program has attracted the attention of architectural educationalists from Europe, Asia and the USA. Our staff are at the top end of their field, many have exhibited in state and national exhibitions, and been recipients of design awards and citations.