Architecture Major

Bachelor of Design

Architects combine creative vision, innovation, technological understanding and architectural theory to shape how we live.

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.

IMPORTANT

Each major has different rules for which breadth subjects may be taken. If you complete non allowed breadth, you may be required to complete extra subjects in order to meet the requirements of your degree. Please look at the “Non-allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors” page on the Handbook. A list of non allowed breadth subjects for this major is available underneath the course plans below.

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

ARCH20001 Design Studio Beta

ABPL20033 Construction Analysis

ABPL20036 Environmental Building Systems

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ARCH20002 Design Studio Gamma

ARCH20003 Modern Architecture: Momo to Pomo

ARCH20004 Digital Design

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 2

ARCH30001 Design Studio Delta

ABPL30041 Construction Design

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.

Non Allowed Breadth for the Architecture Major

The following subjects are not permitted to be taken as breadth in the Architecture major:

  • MUSI10223 Sound in Performance
  • FINA20041 The Figure in Performance
  • FINA20043 Light in Performance
  • FINA30022 Space Studio
  • GDES10001 Graphic Design 1: Image and Text
  • GDES20001 Graphic Design 2: Image and Media
  • GDES20002 Colour Studio
  • Photomedia Studio
  • ABPL20053 Construction of Concrete Buildings
  • ABPL30046 Steel and Concrete Structural Systems
  • ABPL20042 Construction of Residential Buildings
  • ABPL30067 Design Workshop
  • ABPL30042 Landscape Studio 3: Urban Open Space
  • ABPL30061 Landscape Studio 4: Designed Ecologies

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