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What will I learn?

Design goes far beyond the visual. It responds to possibilities and limits, to hopes and needs. It’s 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.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Architectural Design 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.

Where could it take you?

Our 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’ll design the next iconic skyscraper or opera house.

Career Readiness

The career paths of architects and landscape architects are many and varied. High levels of skill and flexibility are needed in professions that are responding to global and local needs. To prepare for these exciting possibilities, the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Adelaide delivers one undergraduate Bachelor of Architectural Design program that leads to two professional graduate degrees - Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture. Alternatively, the Bachelor of Architectural Design program provides a study pathway for students who wish to undertake the School’s graduate Master of Planning, Master of Planning (Urban Design) programs or the Master of Property.

Potential careers

Asset Manager, Construction Manager, Draftsperson, Environmental Designer, Project Manager, Project Officer, Environmental Project Officer, Planning Officer / Urban Planner, Town Planning Engineer, Landscape Architect, Architect

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Professions



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,000.00 (21,50,538) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 July 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 world’s most liveable city (The Economist)