Our new degree, the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (BAE), provides an architectural education that contextualises architecture within the framework of the wider built environment. This program opens the door to a wide range of professions in the field. 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 globalised construction industries.

Design is central to the degree, but you will also gain a broad understanding of urban planning and policy, architectural science and the IT systems which underlay contemporary design and modelling.

You will learn the latest techniques through intensive practical, laboratory and studio-based classes. Your studies will also cover best practice construction techniques, structural principles and building material properties. 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.

This will give you a clear advantage in an industry that is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary. Core units are complemented by electives to allow you to deepen your knowledge within the faculty, or to explore the unrivalled breadth offered across the University of Sydney. The degree culminates in a capstone design studio. Your studies will be informed by the research of the academic staff and professional expertise of our visiting lecturers. The BAE draws on the full range of the faculty’s disciplines and its laboratories, which are the most extensive in Australia.

Pathways to Multiple Careers

The BAE will prepare you for a wide range of exciting professions available in the built environment.

Importantly, it also gives you a pathway to the following courses:

  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning

  • Master of Urban Design

  • Master of Architectural Science (with specialisations in acoustics, high performance buildings, illumination design and sustainable design)

  • Master of Heritage Conservation

  • Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts

  • Master of Architecture

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
SEMESTER 1
Design Thinking
Architectural History and Theory
Design Programming
Architectural Sketching and Drawing
SEMESTER 1
Design Integration Lab: Materials and the Environment
City Form and Development
Light and Sound
Elective
SEMESTER 1
Design Integration Lab: Exploring Urban Environments
Architectural Technologies 3
Designing for Environmental Quality
Elective
SEMESTER 2
Empirical Thinking for the Built Enviroment
Architectural Technologies 1
Living Cities
Design Elective
SEMESTER 2
Design Integration Lab: Energy and the Environment
Architectural Technologies 2
BIM and Building Integration
Elective
SEMESTER 2
Design Integration Lab: Capstone
Integrative Project
Property and the Built Environment
Elective

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