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:

Junior 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

Senior units of study

BDES2013
Architectural Technologies 2
6    P BDES1023
N DESA2111
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
C BDES2024
N BDES2020 or DESA2002 or BDES2021
Semester 2
BDES3011
Architectural History/Theory 3
6    P BDES2027 or BDES2021 or DESA2111
N DAAP3001
Semester 1
BDES3026
Architecture Studio 3A
12    P (BDES2027 or BDES2020) and BDES2013
C BDES3011
N BDES3010 or DESA3001 or BDES3023
Semester 1
BDES3027
Architecture Studio 3B
12    P BDES3026 or BDES3010 or DESA3001
N BDES3020 or DESA3002 or BDES3012
Semester 2

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/Master of Architecture honours core units

Honours units in this degree will be offered from 2019

Recommended electives

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


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

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      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. Candidates who have passed 96 credit points with a Credit average may request permission to enrol in graduate units from Table G, the table of graduate units of study, or Table M, the Master of Architecture, in this handbook.

Senior Art in Architecture elective units of study

AWSS2002
Site Specific Art
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AWSS2010
Architecture and Design Ceramic Processes
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 Early
AWSS2020
Object Design
6    C DESA1555
N DESA2643

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2023
Architectural Photography 1
6    N DESA2629

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
AWSS2027
Architecture and Design Material Processes
6    N DESA2636

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DESA3013
Expanded Colour: Theory to Application
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early

Senior Architecture elective units of study

DAAE2001
20th Century Australian Architecture
6    N DESA2305
Semester 2
DAAE2002
Architecture, Place and Society

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    N DESA2211
Semester 1
DESA3003
Architectural Detailing
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
DESA3004
Architecture and Diagrams

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 48 Credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
DESA3005
Architectural Drawing Through History
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 2
DESA3010
Code to Production
6    P 48 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
DESA3011
Introduction to Building Construction
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
DESA3012
Counter-Practices in Architecture
6    N ARCH9094

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
DESA3014
Finding Country
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive January
DESA3015
Broken Hill and Far West NSW Projects
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
DESA3441
Design Architecture Independent Study A
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DESA3442
Design Architecture Independent Study B
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
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   

Departmental Permission will be required to enrol in this unit.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DESA3552
Design Architecture General Elective B
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
Design Architecture General Elective C
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
Design Architecture General Elective D
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

Junior Architectural Science elective units of study

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

Senior Architectural Science elective units of study

DAAE2005
Designing with Colour
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Winter Main
DAAE2008
Innovative Building Structures
6    P BDES1023
N DESA2206
Semester 2
DAAE3001
Sustainable Architectural Practice
6    P DESA2111 or BDES1023 or DESA1102
N DESA2201 or DESA2202 or DESA2207

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1

Junior Design Computing elective units of study

DECO1012
Design Programming
6      Semester 1

Senior Design Computing elective units of study

DAAE2011
Intro to Visual Communication Design
6    N DAAE2009 or DECO1015 or DECO1100 or DECO2101
Semester 1
Summer Early
DECO2010
Designing Social Media
6      Intensive June
Semester 1
DECO2015
Design for Innovation
6      Semester 2
DECO2101
Visual Communication
6    N DECO1015 or DECO1100 or DAAE2009

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive June
Semester 1
DECO2102
Web Design and Technologies
6    N DECO1016
Semester 2
DECO2103
3D Modelling and Fabrication
6    N DECO1008
Semester 1
DECO2015
Design for Innovation
6      Semester 2
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      Semester 1
DECO3006
Animation and Motion Design
6      Semester 2

Junior Planning elective units of study

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

Senior Planning elective units of study

BADP2002
City Form and Development
6    P DAAE1001
Semester 1