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 or equivalent
C BDES1010, BDES1024
N DESA1102
Semester 1
BDES1023
Architectural Technologies 1
6    C BDES1012, BDES1020
N DESA1102
Semester 2
BDES1026
Architecture Studio 1A
12    C Corequisites: BDES1011
N DESA1001, BDES1010, BDES1024
Semester 1
BDES1027
Architecture Studio 1B
12    P BDES1026 or BDES1010 or DESA1001
C Corequisites: BDES1023
N BDES1020, DESA1002, BDES1012
Semester 2

Senior units of study

BDES2013
Architectural Technologies 2
6    P BDES1023
N DESA2111
Semester 1
Semester 2
BDES2024
Art Workshop 2
6    P BDES1024
C BDES2020, BDES2021
Semester 2
BDES2026
Architecture Studio 2A
12    P BDES1027 or BDES1020 or DESA1002
C Corequisites: BDES2013
N BDES2010, DESA2001, BDES2012
Semester 1
BDES2027
Architecture Studio 2B
12    P BDES2026 or BDES2010 or DESA2001
C Corequisites: BDES2024
N BDES2020, DESA2002, BDES2021
Semester 2
BDES3011
Architectural History/Theory 3
6    P BDES2021 or DESA2111
C BDES3010, BDES3023
N DAAP3001
Semester 1
BDES3026
Architecture Studio 3A
12    P BDES2027 or BDES2020 or DESA2002
C Corequisites: BDES3011
Semester 1
BDES3027
Architecture Studio 3B
12    P BDES3026 or BDES3010 or DESA3001
N BDES3020, DESA3002, BDES3012
Semester 2

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 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    N DESA1601, DESA1602


Students may incur costs for materials in some Art Workshops units.
Semester 1
DECO1012
Design Programming
6    N SOFT1001, DECO2011


Enrolment limited by teaching resources. Permission required unless enrolled in the Bachelor of Design Computing. 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    N DESA2612
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main
DESP1001
Introductory Urban Design and Planning
6    N DESP1201
Semester 2

Senior units of study

AWSS2010
Architecture & 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
AWSS2020
Object Design
6    A Completion of DESA1555 Safety Induction and Competency Unit
P Completion of ATSC workshop proficiency class
N DESA2643

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AWSS2023
Architectural Photography 1
6    N DESA2629
Semester 1
AWSS2026
2D Print Processes in Design
6    N DESA2638

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AWSS2027
Architecture & Design Material Processes
6    N DESA2636

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DAAE2001
20th Century Australian Architecture
6    N DESA2305
Semester 2
DAAE2002
Architecture, Place and Society
6    N DESA2211
Semester 1
DAAE2005
Designing with Colour
6    A DESA1004
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Winter Main
DAAE2008
Innovative Building Structures
6    P BDES2013
N DESA2206
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
N DESA2207, DESA2202, DESA2201

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
DECO2010
Designing Social Media
6    N DECO2005


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
DECO2101
Visual Communication
6    N DECO1100, DECO1015

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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
Web Design and Technologies
6    N DECO1002, DECO2002, DECO2200, DECO1200


Places in this unit are 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). Bachelor of Design in Architecture students will receive preference. Not available in the Bachelor of Design Computing.
Semester 2
DECO2103
3D Modelling and Fabrication
6    N DECO1008, DECO1003, DECO2001


Places in this unit are 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). Bachelor of Design in Architecture students will receive preference. Not available in the Bachelor of Design Computing. Design Computing students should enrol in DECO1008 instead.
Semester 2
DECO3003
Design Computing Research Opportunity
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Computer programming.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students from other programs may apply directly to the Facuty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre (SAC).
Semester 2
DECO3005
Advanced Interaction Design
6    P DECO2200 or DECO2102
N DESC9142


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    N DESC9019


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 2
DESA3441
Design Architecture Independent Study A
6    P 48 credit points and WAM of at least 70.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Departmental Permission will be required to enrol in this unit.
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
Departmental Permission will be required to enrol in this unit.
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
Departmental Permission will be required to enrol in this unit.
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
Departmental Permission will be required to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
DESA3552
Design Architecture General Elective B
6    P 48 credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Departmental Permission will be required to enrol in this unit.
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
Departmental Permission will be required to enrol in this unit.
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
Departmental Permission will be required to enrol in this unit.
Intensive January
Intensive June
Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2a
Semester 2b
DESP2001
Planning for the Public Domain
6    N DESP2201, DESP2203
Semester 1
DESP2002
Planning for the Built Environment
6    N DESP2202, DESP2204
Semester 2
MARC6204
Graduate Exhibition
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2