Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Table A: Units of study in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture

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

Bachelor of Design in Architecture - Core units of study

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

1000-level units of study

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

2000-level units of study

BDES2013
Architectural Technologies 2
6    P BDES1023
N DESA2111 or BDES2613
Semester 1
BDES2024
Art Processes
6    P BDES1026 or BDES1024
Semester 2
BDES2026
Architecture Studio 2A
12    P BDES1027 or BDES1020 or DESA1002
C BDES2013
N BDES2010 or DESA2001 or BDES2012
Semester 1
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

3000-level units of study

BDES3011
Architectural History/Theory 3
6    P BDES2027 or BDES2021 or DESA2111 or BDES2616
N DAAP3001 or BDES3611
Semester 1
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
BDES3027
Architecture Studio 3B
12    P BDES3026 or BDES3010 or DESA3001 or BDES3616
N BDES3020 or DESA3002 or BDES3012
Semester 2

School electives

Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 42 credit points of elective units of study, including a minimum of 12 credit points of senior elective units of study from those listed below.
Students may undertake electives from any other undergraduate program within the University with the approval of the BDesArch Program Director, and (where required) the permission of the unit coordinator.
Candidates who have passed 96 credit points with a Credit average may request permission to enrol in graduate units of study within the School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Recommended electives

Students are strongly advised to undertake the following elective units of study in Semester 1, Year 1:
AWSS1001
Architectural Sketching and Drawing
6    N DESA1601 or DESA1602


Students may incur costs for materials in some Art Workshops units.
Semester 1
Students should consider choosing either of these units in Semester 2, Year 1:
DAAE2002
Architecture, Place and Society
6    N DESA2211
Semester 2
DESA3011
Introduction to Building Construction
6      Semester 2

Master of Architecture - Prerequisite unit of study

Candidates wishing to proceed to the Master of Architecture are required to complete the following prerequisite unit. This unit may count towards the senior School electives.
BDES3025
Architectural Professional Practice
6    P BDES3023 or BDES3026 or BDES3616
Semester 2

1000-level elective units of study

DESA1004
Designing with Surfaces and Light
6    N DESA2612
Semester 2
Summer Main
DAAE1001
Living Cities
6    A DECO1006 and DECO1012 and BDES1011 and AWSS1001
Semester 2

2000-level and 3000-level elective units of study

DAAE2001
Australian Architecture
6    N DESA2305
Semester 2
DAAE2002
Architecture, Place and Society
6    N DESA2211
Semester 2
DAAE2005
Designing with Colour
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
DAAE2008
Innovative Building Structures
6    P BDES1023
N DESA2206
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
BADP2002
City Form and Development
6    P DAAE1001 or (DAAE2002 and ENGG1850)
Semester 1
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
ARCH3108
Industry and Community Projects
6    A Upper-level disciplinary knowledge

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
BDES3030
Roman Architecture: Creation-Reception

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 12 Junior credit points of ARCA, OR (6 junior credit points of ARCA and 6 junior credit points of (ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089)), OR BDES2010
Semester 2
DAAE3001
Sustainable Architectural Practice
6    P BDES1023 or (DAAE1001 and DESA3011) or (DAAE2002 and DESP1001)
Semester 1
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
DESA3006
Architectural Investigations: Models
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
MARC6204
Graduate Exhibition
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
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