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Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Combine your passion for design with engineering expertise

Gain two qualifications in five years

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  • Top 3 in Australia

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  • 1st for employability

    Our graduates are ranked 1st in Australia and 4th in the world for employability.

Overview

Design unique and innovative infrastructure. In the combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Bachelor of Design in Architecture program you will learn to analyse the forces within a structure and to design its skeleton to support these forces, complemented by the conceptual and aesthetic essentials of the design process.

 

A pathway into both the engineering and architecture professions, this combined program caters to the emerging need for professionals who can work fluidly across architectural and structural engineering design. In the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil), you will learn from leading experts about managing the design and construction of crucial modern infrastructure, including buildings, roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, dams and ports. You will gain a deep understanding of systems for managing water, irrigation, sewage and floodwaters. Underpinning this technical knowledge are professional skills in management, finance and problem solving.

Complementing your engineering studies, the Bachelor of Design in Architecture is a studio-based degree that explores the aesthetic, theoretical, technical and social aspects of architecture. You will take a core program in studios, history and theory, communications, technology and design workshops, before pursuing electives spanning the arts, digital design, sustainability and urban design.

You can complete this combined degree program in five years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications.

Please note that places in this course are limited and subject to strict enrolment quotas.

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Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and Physics. If you attempt engineering without this prior level of knowledge of Mathematics you may experience difficulty, so you are strongly advised to undertake an appropriate bridging course. For Architecture: English (Advanced)

Admission requirement

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Course opportunities

All streams of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours include a mandatory 10-12 week practical/industrial placement, plant and site visits, and opportunities for the development of significant professional relationships with industry partners. Students in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture make use of dedicated design studios and the Architectural and Technical Services Centre. The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning both offer one-year exchange programs with universities around the world.

Professional accreditation

Sydney engineering degrees are accredited by Engineering Australia and by other major professional engineering institutions. Our graduates are recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance www.washingtonaccord.org For students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (or equivalent), the next step towards becoming a registered architect is the Master of Architecture, a two year professional program that prepares students for the complex and challenging architecture profession. Graduates who hold the degree of Master of Architecture will be entitled to register as architects under the Architects Act 1921 (NSW), subject to obtaining two years of approved practical experience, at least 12 months of which must be subsequent to graduation, and passing an architectural practice examination before registration.
Future study options

he faculty provides a link between postgraduate students in the different engineering disciplines, and offers a welcoming and supportive environment in which to undertake challenging coursework programs and research. The faculty's postgraduate coursework and research are focused on industrial applications supported by strong fundamental research programs run by internationally recognised academics. Following the completion of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, eligible candidates may proceed to an additional honours year, or to the Master of Architecture. The BDesArch also provides for admission to a range of Sydney postgraduate and graduate entry coursework programs.

Graduate opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies enjoys strong professional and research links with Australian and global industry, affording unparalleled opportunities for Sydney Engineering graduates. This degree leads to career opportunities in airport and harbour authorities, architecture, architectural technology, banks, construction and mining companies, engineering and infrastructure consultants, interior and spacial design, municipal councils, project management, property development, public works and urban design. Following the completion of the Bachelor in Design in Architecture, the next step towards becoming a registered architect is to complete further study in the Master of Architecture degree . This will open the world to graduates as the work of architects is no longer confined by geography. Opportunities for graduates lie both within Australia and overseas with a number of our past students having great successes internationally. By engaging with the environment, community and needs of clients and stakeholders, work as an architect can have a profound effect on people's lives around the world.

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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