Study architecture at the University of Newcastle and graduate with internationally acclaimed qualifications.

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

What you will study

Design (Architecture) StudentA focus on creativity and innovation

The architecture program at the University of Newcastle consists of two degree programs taken over five years full-time (or part-time equivalent). It is offered as a three year Bachelor of Design (Architecture) followed by a two year Master of Architecture.

The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) focuses on the design themes surrounding the basic building needs of work, home and public life. You will learn essential skills and knowledge in the areas of construction technology, construction ecology, communication, computing and the history and theory of architecture.

After completing the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) and before applying for entry into the Master of Architecture (two years full-time study), you will be encouraged to take a break of at least one year in order to travel and/or gain experience in an architect's practice.

The architecture degree is delivered using a mix of problem-based learning, tutoring within the architectural design studio and traditional lectures.

Two open electives are included in the degree.

For a full list of available courses and study options, view the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) handbook.


"Architecture for me brings together like for the environment, problem solving and drawing and working with people" - Matt, 3rd year

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