Architecture, Design and Planning Handbook 2017

At the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning we aspire to lead the Asia Pacific region in the creation of sustainable designed environments, both digital and physical, to enhance the collective human experience. Our teaching and research programs foster critical and creative thinking across the disciplines of Architectural Science, Architectural and Allied Arts, Design Lab and Urban and Regional Planning and Policy. Our high-calibre students join a prestigious and influential body of leading practitioners, thought leaders and change agents in a local, national and global context.

University changes to faculty structure

In early 2017 the University will begin the gradual transition to a new structure comprising six faculties and three University schools. For students who are affected (see below) the changes should have little impact on course delivery. Most of you will not see any difference in your day-to-day interaction with the University, however some administrative processes may change.

Existing faculty resolutions, including award course resolutions, will transfer to the new faculty or University school.

Faculties that are changing in 2017

1. The Faculty of Veterinary Science becomes the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science within the Faculty of Science. Information regarding Veterinary Science courses will be in the Science Undergraduate and Science Postgraduate handbooks.

2. The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment becomes the Sydney Institute of Agriculture (within the Faculty of Science). The teaching functions will be coordinated by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Information regarding Agriculture and Environment courses will be in the Science Undergraduate and Science Postgraduate handbooks.

3. The Faculty of Education and Social Work becomes the University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Information regarding Education and Social Work courses will be in the Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate and Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate handbooks.

4. Sydney College of the Arts becomes a part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Information regarding Sydney College of the Arts courses will be in the Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate and Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate handbooks.

5. The following faculties will become University schools:

  • The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning becomes the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.
  • The Sydney Conservatorium of Music becomes a University school and retains that name.
  • The Sydney Law School becomes the University of Sydney Law School.

6. The current faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Midwifery and Pharmacy will be amalgamated as a single faculty under a new structure. This will take place later in 2017, after an external review. It is proposed that the Faculty of Health Sciences will also merge with these faculties. The current structure remains until a date to be advised.

7. There will be no changes to the University of Sydney Business School and the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.