What will I learn?

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.

Careers & future study

Graduate opportunities

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.

Future study

Eligible candidates may proceed to an additional honours year in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, or to the Master of Architecture. The Bachelor of Design in Architecture also provides for admission to a range of Sydney postgraduate and graduate entry coursework programs.

Master of Architecture

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)

Master of Architectural Science (Sustainable Design)

Master of Architectural Science (Illumination Design)

Master of Architectural Science (Audio and Acoustics)

Master of Architectural Science (Illumination Design) (High Performance Buildings)

Master of Heritage Conservation

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Master of Urban Design

Which department am I in?

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

CRICOS

052456D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $41,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),

DARLINGTON,

New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses. English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

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About this uni

The University of Sydney ranks number one in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability (2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings).

  • Ranked 42nd in the world (2019 QS World University Rankings)
  • Eleven teaching and research locations
  • Exceptional facilities, including the Innovation Hub