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

BDES1010
Architecture Studio 101
6    A HSC Mathematics and HSC English Standard or equivalent
C BDES1011, BDES1024
Semester 1
BDES1011
Architectural History/Theory 1
6    A HSC Mathematics and HSC English Standard or equivalent
C BDES1010, BDES1024
Semester 1
BDES1012
Architectural Communications 1
6    A HSC Mathematics and HSC English Standard or equivalent
C BDES1020, BDES1023
Semester 2
BDES1020
Architecture Studio 102
6    P BDES1010 or DESA1001
C BDES1012, BDES1023
N DESA1002
Semester 2
BDES1023
Architectural Technologies 1
6    C BDES1012, BDES1020
N DESA1102
Semester 2
BDES1024
Art Workshop 1
6    C BDES1010, BDES1011
Semester 1

Senior units of study

BDES2010
Architecture Studio 201
6    P BDES1020 or DESA1002
C BDES2012, BDES2013
N DESA2001
Semester 1
BDES2012
Architectural Communications 2
6    P BDES1012
C BDES2010, BDES2013
N DESA2001
Semester 1
BDES2013
Architectural Technologies 2
6    P BDES1023
N DESA2111
Semester 1
Semester 2
BDES2020
Architecture Studio 202
6    P BDES2010 or DESA2001
C BDES2021
N DESA2002
Semester 2
BDES2021
Architectural History/Theory 2
6    P BDES1011
C BDES2020
N DESA2111
Semester 2
BDES2024
Art Workshop 2
6    P BDES1024
C BDES2020, BDES2021
Semester 2
BDES3010
Architecture Studio 301
6    P BDES2020, or equivalents from DESA2002, DESA2111
C BDES3023
N DESA3001
Semester 1
BDES3011
Architectural History/Theory 3
6    P BDES2021 or DESA2111
C BDES3010, BDES3023
N DAAP3001
Semester 1
BDES3012
Architectural Communications 3
6    P BDES2012 or DESA2002
C BDES3020
N DESA3001
Semester 2
BDES3020
Architecture Studio 302
6    P BDES3010 or DESA3001
C BDES3012
N DESA3002
Semester 2
BDES3023
Architectural Technologies 3
6    P BDES2013 or DESA2111
C BDES3010 and BDES3011
N DAAP3002
Semester 1

Recommended electives

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

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 Faculty electives.
BDES3025
Architectural Professional Practice
6    C BDES3020
Semester 2

Faculty 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.

Junior units of study

AWSS1001
Architectural Sketching and Drawing
6   

Students may incur costs for materials in some Art Workshops units.
Semester 1
DECO1012
Design Programming
6   

Enrolment limited by teaching resources. Permission required unless enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing or the BST. Other students may apply directly to the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre (SAC) for a place.
Semester 1
DESA1004
Designing with Surfaces and Light
6   

Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre.
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main
DESP1001
Introductory Urban Design and Planning
6      Semester 2

Senior units of study

AWSS2001
Public Art
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2002
Site Specific Art
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2010
Ceramics (Handbuilding)
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2013
Digital Video
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2015
General Drawing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2020
Object Design
6    A Completion of ATSC workshop proficiency class
Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2023
Photography 1
6      Semester 1
AWSS2024
Photography 2
6    P AWSS2023 or by either presenting a portfolio of b&w photographic work or by presenting a transcript indicating a minimum of a full semester unit in b&w photography
Semester 2
AWSS2026
Screen Printing on Paper
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2027
Sculpture
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
DAAE2001
20th Century Australian Architecture
6      Semester 2
DAAE2002
Architecture, Place and Society
6      Semester 1
DAAE2005
Designing with Colour
6    A DESA1004


Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Student Administration Centre (SAC).
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Winter Main
DAAE2008
Innovative Building Structures
6    P BDES2013
Semester 2
DAAE2009
Designing Effective Visual Communication
6      Semester 1
Summer Early
Winter Main
DAAE3001
Sustainable Architectural Practice
6    P DESA2111 or BDES1023 or DESA1102
Semester 1
DECO2010
Designing Social Media
6   

Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Student Administration Centre (SAC). First preference to Bachelor of Design Computing students.
Semester 1
DECO2101
Digital Image Design & Representation
6    N DECO1100


Places in this unit are limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Student Administration Centre (SAC). Bachelor of Design in Architecture students will receive preference. Not available in the Bachelor of Design Computing.
Semester 1
DECO2102
Interactive Multimedia Design
6    N DECO2200


Places in this unit are limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Student Administration Centre (SAC). Bachelor of Design Architecture students will receive preference. Not available in the Bachelor of Design Computing.
Semester 2a
DECO2103
3D Modelling
6    N DECO1008


Places in this unit are limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Student Administration Centre (SAC). Bachelor of Design Architecture students will receive preference. Not available in the Bachelor of Design Computing.
Semester 2
DECO3003
Design Computing Research Opportunity
6    A Computer programming.
P 96 credit points and minimum WAM of 65.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students from other faculties may apply directly to the Architecture Student Administration Centre (SAC).
Semester 2
DECO3005
Advanced Interaction Design
6    P DECO2200 or DECO2102


Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre. First preference to Bachelor of Design Computing students.
Semester 1
DECO3006
Principles of Animation
6    P DECO1008 or DECO2103


Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre (SAC). First preference to Bachelor of Design Computing students.
Semester 1
DESA3441
Design Architecture Independent Study A
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form to the Student Adminstration Centre (SAC), signed by your proposed supervisor and program coordinator, with your request to enrol.
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
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form to the Student Administration Centre (SAC), signed by your proposed supervisor and program coordinator, with your request to enrol.
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
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form to the Student Administration Centre (SAC), signed by your proposed supervisor and program coordinator, with your request to enrol.
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
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form to the Student Administration Centre (SAC), signed by your proposed supervisor and program coordinator, with your request to enrol.
Semester 1
Semester 2
DESA3551
Design Architecture General Elective A
6    P 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form to the Student Administration Centre (SAC), signed by the elective coordinator, with your request to enrol.
Int July
Int June
Int 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
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form to the Student Administration Centre (SAC), signed by the elective coordinator, with your request to enrol.
Int January
Int June
Int 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
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form to the Student Administration Centre (SAC), signed by the elective coordinator, with your request to enrol.
Int June
Int 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
Submit an Independent Study Approval Form to the Student Administration Centre (SAC), signed by the elective coordinator, with your request to enrol.
Int January
Int June
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DESP2001
Planning for the Public Domain
6      Semester 1
DESP2002
Planning for the Built Environment
6      Semester 2
MARC6204
Graduate Exhibition
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2