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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 double degree combines the undergraduate Bachelor of Design in Architecture (BDesArch) with the postgraduate Master of Architecture (MArch). You will additionally attain undergraduate Honours, which otherwise requires an additional full year of study.

As a graduate, you will be highly regarded in the architectural profession for your rigorous, critical thought, and for your creativity. The double degree advances these attributes, and further empowers you to become a leader in your profession. You will master the array of skills required in current architectural practice, and just as importantly, the research focus of the embedded Honours component will equip you with the intellectual rigour and dexterity to challenge current orthodoxy and drive the profession forward in innovative ways.

Future career pathways for graduates could include employment in world renowned architectural practices, related built environment sectors or academia and research.

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

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    2017 QS University World Rankings.

    Course details

  • ATAR
  • 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