Architecture Major

Bachelor of Design

Architects combine creative vision, innovation, technological understanding and architectural theory to shape how we live, work and play in our built environment.

The Architecture major Handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the Architecture major.

Students who are planning to undertake the Master of Architectural Engineering will need to complete additional prerequisites. More information on prerequisites can be found here.

Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

Commencing Semester 1

Year 1
Semester 1

ABPL10004 Global Foundations of Design

ARCH10001 Foundations of Design: Representation

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

ARCH10003 Design Studio Alpha

ARCH10002 Construction as Alchemy

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ARCH20001 Design Studio Beta

ARCH20004 Digital Design

ARCH20003 Modern Architecture: Momo to Pomo

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ARCH20002 Design Studio Gamma

ABPL20033 Construction Analysis

ABPL20036 Environmental Building Systems

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

ARCH30001 Design Studio Delta

ABPL30041 Construction Design

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

ARCH30002 Capstone: Design Studio Epsilon

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Commencing Semester 2

Year 1
Semester 2

ABPL10004 Global Foundations of Design

ARCH10001 Foundations of Design: Representation

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 1

ARCH10003 Design Studio Alpha

ARCH10002 Construction as Alchemy

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ARCH20002 Design Studio Gamma

ABPL20033 Construction Analysis

Breadth

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ARCH20001 Design Studio Beta

ABPL30041 Construction Design

ARCH20004 Digital Design

ARCH20003 Modern Architecture: Momo to Pomo

Year 3
Semester 2

ARCH30001 Design Studio Delta

ABPL20036 Environmental Building Systems

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 1

ARCH30002 Capstone: Design Studio Epsilon

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Double Majors, Minors and Specialisations

The Bachelor of Design offers unique flexibility with the option of completing majors, minors, double majors and specialisations.

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