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

Table N: Units of study in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/Master of Architecture

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

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

Core units of study

Candidates are required to complete all of the following core units of study:

1000-level units of study

BDES1011
Architectural History/Theory 1
6    A HSC Mathematics and HSC English Standard
N DESA1102
Semester 1
BDES1026
Architecture Studio 1A
12    C BDES1011
N DESA1001 or BDES1010 or BDES1024
Semester 1
BDES1028
Honours Intensive Studio 1
6      Intensive July
BDES1027
Architecture Studio 1B
12    P BDES1026 or BDES1010 or DESA1001
C BDES1023
N BDES1020 or DESA1002 or BDES1012
Semester 2
BDES1023
Architectural Technologies 1
6    N DESA1102
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

BDES2026
Architecture Studio 2A
12    P BDES1027 or BDES1020 or DESA1002
C BDES2013
N BDES2010 or DESA2001 or BDES2012
Semester 1
BDES2013
Architectural Technologies 2
6    P BDES1023
N DESA2111 or BDES2613
Semester 1
BDES2028
Honours Intensive Studio 2
6      Intensive July
BDES2027
Architecture Studio 2B
12    P (BDES2026 and BDES1011) or BDES2010 or DESA2001 or BDES2622
C BDES2024 or CIVL2410 or BDES2623
N BDES2624
Semester 2
BDES2024
Art Processes
6    P BDES1026 or BDES1024
Semester 2

3000-level and 4000-level units of study

BDES3026
Architecture Studio 3A
12    P (BDES2027 or BDES2020 or BDES2624) and (BDES2013 or BDES2613)
C BDES3011 or MATH2061
N BDES3010 or DESA3001 or BDES3023 or BDES3616
Semester 1
BDES3011
Architectural History/Theory 3
6    P BDES2027 or BDES2021 or DESA2111 or BDES2616
N DAAP3001 or BDES3611
Semester 1
ARCH4007
Critical Thinking in Architecture
6    P BDES2028
Semester 1
BDES3027
Architecture Studio 3B
12    P BDES3026 or BDES3010 or DESA3001 or BDES3616
N BDES3020 or DESA3002 or BDES3012
Semester 2
BDES3025
Architectural Professional Practice
6    P BDES3023 or BDES3026 or BDES3616
Semester 2
ARCH4008
Architecture Research Areas
6    P BDES2028
Semester 2

Recommended 1000-level electives

Students are strongly encouraged to undertake the following undergraduate elective unit of study:
AWSS1001
Architectural Sketching and Drawing
6    N DESA1601 or DESA1602


Students may incur costs for materials in some Art Workshops units.
Semester 1

Master of Architecture units of study

Candidates are required to complete the following units of study:
MARC4001
Urban Architecture Research Studio
12   

This studio cannot be taken in the same semester as MARC4002 or MARC4003. Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MARC4002
Sustainable Architecture Research Studio
12   

This studio cannot be taken in the same semester with MARC4001 or MARC4003. Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MARC4003
Digital Architecture Research Studio
12   

This studio cannot be taken in the same semester with MARC4001 or MARC4002. Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MARC4101
Advanced Technologies 1
6    C MARC4001 or MARC4002 or MARC4003
N ARCH4202
Semester 1
MARC4201
Modern Architectural History
6    N ARCH4102
Semester 1
MARC5101
Advanced Technologies 2
6    N ARCH4203
Semester 2
MARC4102
Modern Architectural Theory
6    N ARCH6104 or ARCH9048 or ARCH9049
Semester 2
MARC5102
Contract Documentation
6    N ARCH4103
Semester 2
MARC5001
Graduation Studio
12    P MARC4001 and MARC4002 and MARC4003
N ARCH5201 or MARF5201


Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
The following core units of study will be offered from 2020
- Research Methods in Architecture (6)
- Architecture Dissertation (12)

School electives

Candidates are required to complete 12 credit points of elective units of study.

2000-level and 3000-level Art in Architecture elective units of study

AWSS2002
Site Specific Art and Architecture

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2010
Arch and Design Material Processes (Ceramics)
6    N DESA2634

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2015
Generative Drawing
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Summer Main
AWSS2020
Object Design (Material and Light)
6    C DESA1555
N DESA2643

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2023
Architectural Photography
6    N DESA2629

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
AWSS2026
2D Print Processes in Design
6    N DESA2638

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
AWSS2027
Arch and Design Material Processes (Casting)
6    N DESA2636

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DESA3013
Expanded Colour: From Theory to Application
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

2000-level and 3000-level Architecture elective units of study

DAAE2001
Australian Architecture
6    N DESA2305
Semester 2
DAAE2002
Architecture, Place and Society
6    N DESA2211
Semester 2
DESA3003
Architectural Detailing
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
DESA3004
Architecture and Diagrams
6    P 48 Credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
DESA3005
Architectural Drawing Through History

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 48 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
DESA3007
Prefab Architecture
6    P 48 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
DESA3008
Architectural Models: Theory and Practice
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
DESA3009
Advanced Fabrication
6    P 96 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
DESA3010
Code to Production
6    P 48 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive November
DESA3011
Introduction to Building Construction
6      Semester 2
DESA3014
Finding Country
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
DESA3015
Broken Hill and Far West NSW Projects

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
DESA3441
Elective Travelling Studio 1
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DESA3442
Elective Travelling Studio 2
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DESA3443
Design Architecture Independent Study C
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DESA3444
Design Architecture Independent Study D
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DESA3551
Design Architecture General Elective A
6      Intensive February
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DESA3552
Elective Intensive Design Studio 1
6    P 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive June
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DESA3553
Elective Intensive Design Studio 2
6    P 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive June
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DESA3554
Intensive Design Studio 3
6    P 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive January
Intensive June
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
MARC6204
Graduate Exhibition
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

1000-level Architectural Science elective unit of study

DESA1004
Designing with Surfaces and Light
6    N DESA2612
Semester 2
Summer Main

2000-level and 3000-level Architectural Science elective units of study

DAAE2005
Designing with Colour
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
DAAE2008
Innovative Building Structures
6    P BDES1023
N DESA2206
Semester 2
DAAE3001
Sustainable Architectural Practice
6    P BDES1023 or (DAAE1001 and DESA3011) or (DAAE2002 and DESP1001)
Semester 1

1000-level Design Computing elective unit of study

DECO1012
Design Programming
6      Intensive July
Semester 1

2000-level and 3000-level Design Computing elective units of study

DAAE2011
Intro to Visual Communication Design
6    N DAAE2009 or DECO1015 or DECO2101
Semester 1
Summer Main
DECO2010
Designing Social Media
6      Semester 1
DECO2015
Design for Innovation
6   

It is recommended students first complete either DECO2016 or DECO1006 and/or DESN1000 before selecting this unit of study.
Semester 2
DECO2101
Visual Communication
6    N DECO1015 or DECO1100 or DAAE2009

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is for students who are not enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing. Students from the Bachelor of Design Computing should enrol in DECO1015.
Semester 1
DECO2102
Web Design and Technologies
6    N DECO1016


This unit is for students who are not enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing. Students from the Bachelor of Design Computing should enrol in DECO1016.
Semester 2
DECO2103
Architectural Modelling and Prototyping
6    A Basic understanding of design principles and design processes and how to apply them in practical design projects
P DESA1555 and completion of at least 36 credit points
Semester 1
DECO2016
Design Thinking
6    N DECO1006


Not available to students in the Bachelor of Design Computing and the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments.
Semester 2
DECO3101
Innovation Design Studio
6   

It is recommended students first complete either DECO2016 or DECO1006 and DECO2015 before selecting this unit of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
DECO3006
Animation and Motion Design

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    N DECO1017
Semester 2

1000-level Planning elective unit of study

DAAE1001
Living Cities
6    A DECO1006 and DECO1012 and BDES1011 and AWSS1001
Semester 2

2000-level Planning elective unit of study

BADP2002
City Form and Development
6    P DAAE1001 or (DAAE2002 and ENGG1850)
Semester 1