Bachelor of Design in Architecture
The Bachelor of Design in Architecture is a three-year, full-time degree that focuses on the design of the built environment. It comprises mandatory core units of study that are augmented by electives that students may take either within the faculty or elsewhere in the University.
Completion of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture with a credit average permits entry into the Master of Architecture, on the provision that the student has completed Architectural Professional Practice as one of their electives.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree, students must fulfil the requirements specified by the resolutions of Senate and the faculty. All students should familiarise themselves with the course resolutions as stated later in this handbook and monitor their own progress in reference to them. The following points summarise the resolutions but do not replace them.
Summary of requirements
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, candidates need to:
- maintain a full-time enrolment. 24 credit points per semester is a normal full-time load, 18 is the minimum and 30 is the maximum
- successfully complete 144 credit points. 102 of these are made up of core units of study as described in Table A
- successfully complete at least 12 credit points from the faculty electives as described in Table A.
- not complete more than 30 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties and
- successfully complete the remaining elective units of study from those listed in Table A
Students may, with the permission of the unit coordinator concerned, enrol in elective units of study from the faculty's tables of graduate units, provided they have completed at least 96 credit points with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 70.
Progression in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture
Students must pass ALL core units of study to complete the Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree. To manage this, the faculty has created a series of thresholds through which students must pass before progressing to the next stage.
The Architecture Studio units of study are central to the Bachelor of Design in Architecture and the teaching of them is structured in such a way that the knowledge and skills gained in one semester build on those from previous semesters. It is necessary to pass Architecture Studio 101 before proceeding to Architecture Studio 102 and Studio 201 before you proceed to Studio 202 and so on. A fail result in any Studio unit of study will prevent progression to the following one, causing a 12-month delay in a student’s studies.
Architectural History and Theory, Communications, Technologies and Art Workshops
Architectural History and Theory, Communications, Technologies and Art Workshop units of study are also core to the degree. There are a number of units of study in each of these subject areas that must be taken in sequence. For example it is necessary to complete Architectural History/Theory 1 before undertaking Architectural History/Theory 2. If a student fails a unit of study in a particular subject area they must attempt it again in a subsequent year, but will be permitted to advance to the next year of the degree in subject areas for which they have passed all prerequisites.
Master of Architecture prerequisite unit of study
Students wishing to proceed to the Master of Architecture must complete BDES3025 Architectural Professional Practice, as stated above. There are other conditions for entry to the Master of Architecture. Prospective students should refer to the information for that degree.
T qualify for admission to the honours degree candidates must satisfy the requirements for the pass degree with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 70. The one year honours degree is only offered in full-time mode, requiring successful completion of 48 credit points, culminating in a research thesis. Refer to the honours section of this handbook for further information.
Bachelor of Design in Architecture
|BDES1011||Architectural History/Theory 1||6|
|BDES1026||Architecture Studio 1A||12|
|BDES1023||Architectural Technologies 1||6|
|BDES1027||Architecture Studio 1B||12|
|BDES2013||Architectural Technologies 2||6|
|BDES2026||Architecture Studio 2A||12|
Art Workshop 2
Architecture Studio 2B
|BDES3011||Architectural History/Theory 3||6|
|BDES3026||Architecture Studio 3A||12|
|BDES3025||Architectural Professional Practice#||6|
|BDES3037||Architecture Studio 3B||12|
# indicates recommended elective
* indicates free elective
Unit of Study Code
|Sydney Conservatorium of Music
|MCGY1000||Aural Perception 1||3|
|MCGY1001||Aural Perception 1A||3|
|MCGY1002||Aural Perception 1B||3|
|MCGY1003||Aural Perception 2||3|
|MCGY1008||Harmony and Analysis 1||3|
|MCGY1009||Harmony and Analysis 2||3|
|MCGY2004||Aural Perception 3||3|
|MCGY2005||Aural Perception 4||3|
|MCGY2010||Harmony and Analysis 3||3|
|MCGY2011||Harmony and Analysis 4||3|
|MCGY2611||Music from the Middle Ages to Baroque||6|
|MCGY2612||Music in the Classical and Romantic Eras||6|
|MCGY2613||Music in Modern Times||6|
|MCGY2614||Musical Worlds of Today||6|
|MCGY2615||The Ultimate Art: 400 Years of Opera||6|
|MCGY3013||Late Beethoven Seminar||6|
|MCGY3627||Paleography of Music||6|
|MCGY3629||Romanticism and the Fantasy||6|
|MCGY3630||The New Germans: Wagner & Liszt 1848-1876||6|
|MUSC1501||Extended Fundamentals of Music||6|
|MUSC1503||Fundamentals of Music 1||6|
|MUSC1504||Fundamentals of Music 2||6|
|MUSC1506||Music in Western Culture||6|
|MUSC1507||Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media||6|
|MUSC2631||Music and Everyday Life||6|
|MUSC2653||Introduction to Digital Music Techniques||6|
|MUSC2693||Fundamentals of Music 3||6|
|MUSC3699||Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing||6|
|Sydney College of the Arts|
|CATE2012||Animation: Theories and Histories||6|
|CATE2013||Theorising Street Art||6|
|CATE2017||Fashion, the Body and Art||6|
|CATE2022||Contemporary Art and Feminism||6|
|CATE2025||Practising Contemporary Indigenous Art||6|