Year 12 Applications (UAC Admission)
Year 12 applicants (and those who completed a gap-year in the year preceding the course commencement) must apply through the University Admissions Centre (UAC).
Applicants are eligible for the Flexible Entry scheme
Non-Year 12 Applicants under the age of 21 (UAC Admission)
If you have completed the HSC or equivalent, and/or tertiary study, apply through the University Admissions Centre (UAC).
Your application will be evaluated by combining your ATAR and any applicable tertiary grades.
Applicants are eligible for the Flexible Entry scheme.
Mature Age Entry Scheme
If you are over 21 years of age and have not completed the HSC, its equivalent or more than one year of tertiary study, you can complete an approved preparation course through the University Centre for Continuing Education (CCE). Once you have completed this course, you can apply through UAC for entry into your degree of choice.
Contact the University Centre for Continuing Education for more information. You can call the Centre on (02) 9351 2907 or visit their website.
International Mature Age Applicants (Onshore and Offshore)
If you are over 21 years of age, are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen and have not completed the HSC, its equivalent or at least one year of tertiary study, you must apply through the University of Sydney’s International Office.
You are not eligible for the flexible entry scheme. Find out how to apply directly or where to find an agent at the dedicated international student homepage http://sydney.edu.au/future-students/international/undergraduate/
International undergraduate academic entry requirements
Check the International undergraduate academic entry grade requirement for Design Computing here
For a full list of international qualifications that are accepted by the University of Sydney for entry to undergraduate courses, visit the Recognised International Secondary Qualification page.
Transfers into the degree
There are no direct transfers into the Undergraduate Degree and all applications should be directed to UAC. Where students have partly completed an architectural degree at another institution, credit may be awarded. Please download our FAQ document(PDF) for more information on what standardized credit may be available to you.
The flexible entry scheme is available to Bachelor of Design Computing applicants who fall under one of the following categories:
Flexible entry is designed to assist the University of Sydney to identify students who may not have achieved the required ATAR, but nonetheless demonstrate an aptitude for studies in Design Computing.
More details on flexible entry are available on the Alternative Entry Pathways page.
What subjects should I choose in Year 11?
There are no prerequisites but there are two subjects which are 'assumed knowledge'. These are Maths and Advanced English. Interpretive subjects such as History, Visual Arts and Geography are also recommended.
Where is the Faculty Located?
The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is in the Wilkinson Building at 148 City Road, Darlington as are the Tin Sheds Gallery and Art Workshops. For more information, please see our How to find us page.
What textbooks do I need?
Most students do not buy textbooks as they have access to one of the best Architecture libraries in Australia, the Sci-Tech Library which is located close to the faculty. Some course notes are purchased throughout the program.
What equipment do I need?
On orientation day, you will be issued with a list of recommended equipment, along with prices and addresses of where to buy at a 10% student discount.
Do I have to be good at maths?
Mathematics is assumed knowledge, but it is not a prerequisite. This means you can get into our program without studying 2 unit maths. A maths elective is available in 1st year for students wishing to catch up.
Do I have to be able to draw - I have not done art or any technical drawing before?
You don’t need to have been taught drawing at school – we will equip you with the skills you need. Drawing is one of the design communication skills that is taught in first and second year.
Where can I park?
Most students come by bus or train. Many senior students and most international students live in the area. City Road has on-street parking which is subject to clear zones at peak hours and is heavily monitored. The Seymour Centre carpark on Shepherd Street offers parking for a reasonable daily rate and is only a few minutes walk from the Faculty.
Where can I eat?
We have a cafe in our building for coffee and food, otherwise you can eat at Wentworth Building on City Road about 100m from the faculty. There are lots of great cafes on campus as well as in Glebe and Newtown which are both in walking distance.
Any questions about Design Computing?
Contact the Acting Program Director Dr Oliver Bown