Bachelor of Design - Architecture

University of Technology Sydney

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture is the first of two degrees needed to become an architect. Students wishing to qualify for professional recognition as architects must also complete the Master of Architecture. UTS architecture courses provide the skills and knowledge necessary to practise in the architectural profession and to be a future leader in the design of the built environment. Through the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, students learn what it means to be an architect in a globalised world. This is achieved with a focus on how the profession can shape global cities through complex spatial thinking. The first step is to deprogram preconceived ideas of architecture. Such an approach lays the foundations for creative spatial and material awareness, pushing the boundaries of traditional architectural practice. UTS takes a hands-on approach to digital design and fabrication: students learn the software, material and model-making skills required to translate thought into form, right from the start. They have the opportunity to work on real-life projects and engage with stakeholders such as the Powerhouse Museum, ABC, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA), and Sydney Olympic Park Authority. Students are globally connected with opportunities to study in, work in or visit cities such as Berlin, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo. They hear from international experts through guest lectures and are connected to global competitions and scholarships like the Costenino Design Challenge or Frank Gehry internship program. UTS Architecture is a young and vibrant architectural school, working from one of Australia's newest, leading-edge campuses. Its staff are actively engaged in the industry as practitioners and commentators, while its 24-hour studios are always abuzz with students who live and breathe architecture.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: City
Institution CRICOS: 00099F

Subjects

  • Architecture

About us

We’re a young university, but we’re already making a name for ourselves. We’re the top young university in Australia, according to the QS Top 50 Under 50 2019 and the Times Higher Education Young University rankings 2018 – and we’re ranked #10 (QS) and #16 (THE) globally as well. Not bad for an institution that’s just 30 years old.

Ready for the world of work

We’re committed to hands-on practical learning – theory is great, but applying what you know is crucial to your success. Major projects, group work and real-life case studies are key to our practice-based approach, and they’ll give you skills you need to impress future employers.

How do we know what employers want? We ask them. We’ve put a lot of work into building extensive industry connections – 150 at last count – with organisations across a range of professional sectors. Our industry partners help us shape our course content. They also provide guest lectures, internships, scholarships and prizes. So, everything you study reflects the real world of work.  

Ready to step into the world of work? The UTS Careers Service can help. Attend free careers consultations, resume reviews and employment workshops, and take advantage of our services especially for international students. You can also access the student jobs board, industry career fairs and international alumni networks – everything you need to find the job of your dreams.

Life in a new city can be challenging – but we provide support services to help you along the way, many of which are free. Our student services include:

  • English language support
  • Study support
  • Career development
  • Confidential medical and counselling services
  • Sports organisations and facilities
  • Peer networking and peer support opportunities

Accommodation

One of the best ways to feel at home is to find somewhere to live. The UTS Housing Service can help you find housing on campus and private accommodation options in Sydney. Living in campus housing? Our Residential Networkers will support your safety and wellbeing, and get you involved in a huge range of social events as well.

 

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