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Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) and Master of Architecture

If you are passionate about learning and aspire to be a groundbreaking thinker in the practice of architecture, this limited-intake, five-year combined degree is a fast track to achieving your goals.

This five year double degree program couples the undergraduate Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDesArch) with the postgraduate Master of Architecture (MArch). Students additionally attain undergraduate Honours, which otherwise requires an additional full year of study.

University of Sydney graduates are highly regarded in the architectural profession for their rigorous, critical thought, and for their creativity. The double degree advances these attributes, and further empowers the small cohort of high-achieving students who are admitted to the program to become leaders in their profession. They master the array of skills required in current architectural practice, but just as importantly, the research focus of the embedded Honours component equips them with the intellectual rigour and dexterity to challenge current orthodoxy and drive the profession forward in innovative ways.

Domestic students who meet the required academic threshold upon completion of the BDesArch component of the degree are assured automatic entry into the MArch component. Some postgraduate coursework students are automatically offered a Commonwealth-supported place when they apply to the University, meaning that the Australian Government subsidises their course fees.

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Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) and Master of Architecture

  • Ranked 1st in Australia for architecture and built environment disciplines.

    QS University World Rankings 2016.

    Course details

  • ATAR
    97.00
  • Duration
    5 years full time
  • Entry
    Semester 1
  • Links
    Prospectus Handbook

Our Program Director

Dr Ross Anderson

Dr Ross Anderson is the inaugural Program Director of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) / Master of Architecture double degree. He is a Senior Lecturer in architectural design, history and theory at the University of Sydney. Ross worked as an architect on large cultural buildings in the celebrated offices of Daniel Libeksind and Zvi Hecker in Berlin before completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Peter Carl. His research on German architecture and philosophy has been published in leading architectural journals and in edited volumes and conference proceedings. Ross is also engaged in creative practices that explore the imaginative roles played by drawing and photography in architectural representation and reception. He directed the Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree from 2010 to 2012 and regularly coordinates and teaches subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. His students have received national and international accolades for their creative and intellectually rigorous work in architectural design, history and theory, and in 2015 Ross was awarded the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning Teaching Award.

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Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) and Master of Architecture