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Architecture, Design and Planning

We're #1 in Australia!

Invent with intent. When you study architecturedesign or planning at the University of  Sydney, you’ll combine creative flair with finely tuned technical skills to shape the spaces, services and experiences – both physical and digital – in which we live, work and play. 

Our diverse teaching and research programs foster critical and creative thinking across architecture, design, urban and regional planning and policy, and architectural science. By studying with us, you'll develop both big-picture thinking and attention to detail, along with the negotiating skills for project management, team leadership and co-ordinating consultants.

Our alumni are leading architects, building designers, urban planners, property developers, heritage consultants, sustainability experts, UX designers, app developers, data-visualisation specialists, creative technologists, multimedia strategists and digital producers.

You'll graduate ready for a rewarding career that is creatively driven and technically challenging. 

As Australia’s top-ranked school in the field of architecture/built environment,* we strive for intellectual excellence, creative thinking and evidence-based research. Much of our work, and yours, will be centred on answering the global challenges of urbanisation and sustainability – the foundation of a healthy, productive future.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

Sydney Architecture students at Venice Biennale 2016

*QS World University Rankings by subject

#1 in Australia and 15 in the world

Bachelor of Design Computing

The only course of its kind, combining creativity and code

D16 Graduate Exhibition

Experience the convergence of design and technology across an array of digital and physical works by graduates of the Bachelor of Design Computing and Master of Interaction Design & Electronic Arts.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.