Our students form part of the broader community of over 46,000 students at The University of Sydney. As with all the university’s students they benefit from the renowned resources, challenging and rigorous academic programs, unique social lifestyle and collegiate atmosphere that ensures the university is the most popular first choice for high achieving students in NSW.
Enrolments (by level and source)
|Undergraduate*||428 ||100 ||528 |
|Postgraduate coursework||435||128||563 |
|Research||72||20 ||92 |
* This figure includes students of the single-degree BDesArch and BDesComp only and excludes teaching load from other faculties and students enrolled in the combined Engineering/Architecture program.
The postgraduate coursework enrolments include 227 in the MArch.
Load (by fee type)
|CSP ||RTS ||Local fee||International fee||Other||Total|
|573.4||48.7 ||126.5 ||243.2 ||9.8 ||1019.6 |
A snapshot of our students
Our students come from all over the world, with local and international students being born in 75 different countries. 21% are international. Our top overseas sources for local and international students are China, Korea, India, Malaysia, Great Britain, US, Indonesia and New Zealand.
|Country of Birth ||International Students||Local Students||All Students|
|China (Excludes SARs)||63||50||113 |
|Hong Kong (SAR)||14||27||41|
|Malaysia||16||8 ||24 |
|United States of America||13||6 ||19|
| England||3||16 ||19|
|India||6||12 ||18 |
| Viet nam||6||7||13|
|New Zealand||12 ||12 |
Although this is an incomplete measure of student intake quality it is worth noting the ATAR score (and its equivalents) cut-off has risen steadily over the past five years, indicating a growing demand for entry amongst NSW's brightest students. The minimum ATAR required for direct entry into the BDesComp has risen to 90.10 in 2010.
The faculty also offers flexible entry and mature-age entry options for students whose ATAR is within 5 points of the cut-off. This requires a portfolio of their work, ensuring we obtain students gifted academically as well as creatively.The average age of our students is 26.5, with predictable variances by student type. The average age of undergraduate students (at the beginning of this semester) was 21.3, postgraduate coursework students 29.1 and research students 39.5.
Student life and achievements
The student body within the faculty is represented by SUDA - Sydney University Design Association. Through SUDA, students participate in a range of social, professional and educational activities including exhibitions of graduate student work, workshops, attendance at conferences and design competitions.
The Architecture Revue has a long tradition of annual theatrical productions. A number of students have used this to springboard into comedy, acting and scriptwriting careers.
The faculty is proud of the success of its students in design competitions. Recent achievements include the Australian Institute of Architects Design Medal, as well student installations being selected to participate in the inaugural Vivid Sydney Smart Lighting Festival and the prestigious Sculpture by the Sea.