Strategic Goal: To develop and articulate research led teaching to engage students in knowledge discovery.

The Faculty has a diverse range of teaching and research interests. The academic programs we offer reflect this diversity. There are currently around 1,300 students enrolled in our Faculty, studying for the various degrees, diplomas and certificates the Faculty may award.

Undergraduate degrees and the graduate architecture degree

There are two undergraduate programs:

  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture - BDesArch
  • Bachelor of Design Computing - BDesComp
  • Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (BAE)

The largest program is the provision of professional architecture education, through the completion of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture and the subsequent Master of Architecture. These architecture degrees are accredited by statutory and professional bodies and are subject to major national quinquennial reviews and annual state reviews.

The two-year Master of Architecture accepts graduates from the Bachelor of Design in Architecture and from equivalent undergraduate degrees offered by accredited universities.

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture also provides an entry point to graduate programs, particularly in Urban and Regional Planning. The Faculty also offers combined programs as a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) / Bachelor of Design in Architecture and the Bachelor of Design in Architecture / Bachelor of Laws.

The Bachelor of Design Computing provides an undergraduate education in design computing and also serves as an entry point to graduate studies in interaction design and electronic arts.

Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (BAE)

Our new degree provides an architectural education that places architecture within the framework of the wider built environment. You will develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between architects, urban planners, urban designers, heritage conservation, property developers, engineers, construction managers and other built environment professionals.

Whether you choose to graduate with this course, or proceed to one of our range of professional master’s courses, the BAE provides the skills and knowledge to operate successfully in today’s complex and multidisciplinary built environment.

Graduate Coursework Programs

In addition to the Master of Architecture, the Faculty offers 9 postgraduate coursework programs. These are:

  • Audio Design
  • Building Services
  • Interactive Design and Electronic Arts
  • Facilities Management
  • Heritage Conservation
  • Illumination Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Commonwealth Supported Places are available for some programs. All programs are vocationally oriented qualifications and many of our programs lead to external accreditation. Every program has an external advisory committees that advises on curriculum content and industry demands. All courses are embedded Masters, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs. Some are also streamed to allow specialisation.

Research Degrees

The Faculty has about 85 research students in the following research degrees:

  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Doctor of Philosophy(Studio) - PhD(Studio)
  • Master of Philosophy (Architecture) - MPhil(Arch)

There is also a higher doctorate:

  • Doctor of Science in Architecture - DScArch