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Architecture, design and planning study arrangements

Last updated Wednesday 19 February
The Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning has made study arrangements to support students affected by the Australian Government's restrictions on travel from China.

We have made study arrangements in courses where possible for students who are affected by the travel ban and unable to come to campus. All other students will be expected to attend classes on campus from week 1, 24 February. 

Several units will run the full semester (13 weeks) with online supported learning.

Lectures, tutorials and assessments (exams, essays etc) will take place online for the majority of these units. You will still be able to join an on-campus class if you are able to arrive in Sydney during semester. You may need to complete some course components in-person on campus to complete the unit. This information will be detailed on the Canvas page for each unit.

In several units, the first five weeks will be delivered online. You will then need to attend classes on campus to complete the remainder of the unit. If there is an ‘in person component of study’ you will be able complete it once you are able to attend on campus, and prior to the commencement of Semester 2. These units may require you to sit exams in person, attend laboratory sessions and/or undertake practical assessments at our campus in Sydney.

If you have enrolled and registered for an Industry and Community Project Unit, you will still be able to participate and we will use online communications and special arrangements to enable your group work. Online content will also be available so that you can prepare for your project while in China.  As soon as you are able to access your Industry and Community Project Unit Canvas site, please contact your project supervisor who will provide more information.

Should it suit you better, an Industry and Community Project Unit intensive will be offered in China or Sydney in July 2020 and more information will be available in early March.

If you are enrolled in units that are not listed by 19 February, you will need to change your unit selection in Sydney Student or choose to defer.

You can choose to:

  • remain in China for all of Semester 1 and choose up to four units that offer full semester online supported learning
  • commence studying up to four units in China with part-semester online supported learning and join classes on campus once travel restrictions are lifted. You will need to attend class by week 6, Monday 30 March to successfully complete the unit and have it counted towards your degree.
  • you can choose to withdraw from a unit, or defer your studies by 31 March 2020 and enrol again in a later semester.
  • Review the selection of units available and determine if they fit with your study plans.
  • Enrol in your chosen units in Sydney Student before Friday 6 March.

If you are enrolled in units that are not available with online supported learning, you will need to change your selection in Sydney Student. You will be able to withdraw or defer up to 31 March.

Please check our frequently asked questions (FAQs) or contact the dedicated hotline for students affected by the travel ban if you need further advice:

  • 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) if you are calling from within Australia
    • Select '9' for the coronavirus hotline 
  • +61 2 8627 0010 if you are calling from overseas 
    • Select '9' for the coronavirus hotline

Units of study

Last updated 18 February

The following units will be taught as intensive units of study, and will commence in week six (30 March) or later:

  • ARCH9002 Urban Design Studio: Urban Project
  • ARCH9100 Urban Design Foundations Studio
  • PLAN9073 GIS Based Planning Policy and Analysis
Unit of study Online availability In-person component

ARCH4007 Critical Thinking in Architecture

Full semester No
ARCH4009 Research methods in Architecture Full semester No

ARCH9074 Principles of Heritage Conservation

Full semester No

ARCH9092 Urban Report Full semester No
BDES1012 Architectural Communications 1 Full semester No
BDES3011 Architectural History/Theory 3 Full semester No
DAAE2005 Designing with Colour Full semester No
DAAE2011 Intro to Visual Communication Design Full semester No
DESA1004 Designing with Surfaces and Light Full semester No
IDEA9302 IDEA Research Project Full semester No
IDEA9303 IDEA Dissertation Full semester No
PLAN9018 Planning Report Full semester No
BADP2002 City, form and Development Part semester No
BADP2003 Light and Sound Part semester No
BADP3001 Designing for Environmental Quality Part semester No
BAEN2001 Design Integration Lab: Materials Part semester No
BAEN3001 Design Integration Lab: Urban Part semester No
BDES1011 Architecture History/Theory 1 Part semester No
BDES2013 Architectural Technologies 2 Part semester No
BDES3023 Architectural Technologies 3 Part semester No
BDES3026 Architecture Studio 3A Part semester No
DAAE3001 Sustainable Architectural Practice Part semester No
DECO1006 Design Process and Methods Part semester No
DECO1012 Design Programming Part semester No
DECO1015 Visual Communication Part semester No
DECO2101 Visual Communication Part semester No
DECO3009 Designing for Virtual Reality Part semester No
DECO3100 Information Visualisation Studio Part semester No
DESC9015 Building Energy Analysis Part semester No
DESC9011 Audio Production Part semester No
DESC9014 Sustainable Construction Technology Part semester No
DESC9115 Digital Audio Systems Part semester No
DESC9138 Architectural and Audio Acoustics Part semester No
DESC9148 Sustainable Building Design Practice Part semester No
DESC9152 Practice of Lighting Design Part semester No
DESC9166 Photometry and Colorimetry Part semester No
DESC9167 Light and Vision Part semester No
DESC9194 Asset and Facility Management Part semester No
DESC9200 Introduction to Architectural Science Part semester No
DESC9674 Building Information Management Part semester No
DESC9675 High Performance Facades Part semester No
DESN1000 Principles of Design Part semester No
DESN3000 Design Thinking for Health and Medicine Part semester No
DESN9001 Design Practice and Management Part semester No
IDEA9101 IDEA Laboratory 1 Part semester No
IDEA9102 IDEA Studio 1 Part semester No
IDEA9103 Design Programming Part semester No
IDEA9105 Interface Design Part semester No
IDEA9106 Design Thinking Part semester No
IDEA9301 Graduation Studio Part semester No
MARC4001 Urban Architecture Research Studio Part semester No
MARC4002 Sustainable Architecture Research Studio Part semester No
MARC4003 Digital Architecture Research Studio Part semester No
MARC4101 Advanced Technologies 1 Part semester No
MARC4201 Modern Architectural History Part semester No
MARC5001 Graduation Studio Part semester No
PLAN9061 Planning Principles, Systems and Practice Part semester No
PLAN9063 Strategic Planning and Design Part semester No
PLAN9068 History and Theory of Design and Planning Part semester No
PLAN9071 Housing and Urban and Regional Development Part semester No
PLAN9075 Urban Data and Science of Cities Part semester No

Refer to the above information for details on these study arrangements.

Courses

Bachelor of Design in Architecture; Bachelor of Architecture/Masters of Architecture; Bachelor of Architecture and Environments

Commencing and continuing students

  • Remote and flexible learning arrangements to enable you to begin Semester 1 classes will be available in core units for the first five weeks. There are also three units offered as electives that are delivered online.
  • If you cannot attend classes in person by Monday March 30, core units will be offered as summer and winter intensives so as to not impact progression.

Bachelor of Design Computing; Bachelor of Design Computing (Advanced Studies)

Years 1 & 2

  • Remote and flexible learning arrangements to enable you to begin Semester 1 classes will be available in core units for the first five weeks. There are also three units offered as electives that are delivered online.
  • If you cannot attend classes in person by Monday March 30, you will need to defer your studies until Semester 2. However, it may be possible with a combination of normal studies and summer and winter school to still complete at the time you initially expected.

Final year students - Bachelor of Design Computing Year 3; Bachelor of Design Computing (Advanced Studies) Year 4

  • Remote and flexible learning arrangements to enable you to begin Semester 1 classes will be available in core units for the first five weeks. There are also three units offered as electives that are delivered online.
  • If you cannot attend classes in person by Monday March 30, the School will be offering intensive units for you to catch up in June/July, 2020 (this would work as 2 units of study in each period) as well as online units to meet your elective requirements. That means you will be able to continue your enrolment as normal and graduate at the end of 2020.

Postgraduate programs: Architectural Science; Design; Heritage; Interaction Design and Electronic Arts; Master of Architecture; Urban and Regional Planning; Urban Design; Urbanism

  • Remote and flexible learning arrangements to enable you to begin Semester 1 classes will be available in core units for the first five weeks. There are also three units offered as electives that are delivered online.
  • If you cannot attend classes in person by Monday March 30, you will need to defer your studies until Semester 2. However, it may be possible with a combination of normal studies and summer and winter school to still complete at the time you initially expected.

Further information for students on timetabling and other requirements will be provided as details are confirmed.