New builds a vision of tomorrow

Our architecture, building and construction degrees will give you the skills to imagine and shape quality environments for living, working and playing.

This rapidly evolving industry faces an international drive for bigger, more complex building solutions. Advances in digital technologies are changing the ways buildings and spaces are designed and built.

You may end up building or dreaming up all sorts of life-changing structures, from houses to multi-storey high rises, factories or freeways. You may use your creative flair and imagination and move into fields such as architecture or industrial design, or use your logic, planning and rational thinking and move into a field like construction management or civil engineering.

Why study architecture, building and construction at UON?

  • Most industry-led degrees in Australia, with partnerships with leading companies in the industry informing teaching and providing work experience opportunities.
  • Make a difference working on projects with social impact. Like helping Indigenous communities in Alice Springs or designing and constructing facilities to help improve sanitation in Nepal.
  • Study a unique degree like Construction Management which incorporates a Disaster Management course partnered with United Nations – the only course of its kind in Australia.
  • Learn from the best with six AIA gold-medal winning Architecture professors in practice. Or academic Trevor Hilaire who negotiated a $2.6 million-dollar agreement with world-leading construction industry software providers, Buildsoft.

Architecture, building and construction scholarships
Find out more about our scholarships for domestic and international students

No. 1 ? job family on the rise (Architecture and Engineering)
$116,000 ? average salary for construction managers

What you can study

We understand that sometimes you don't know exactly which degree you'd like to pursue, but you know which field excites you. Use these areas of interest to narrow down your study options based on your interests and career goals.

Architecture is about designing buildings and spaces. Architects don’t just design and shape the physical spaces of our cities and buildings; they use architecture to stimulate the places we live and work, engage the community and improve our world. Architecture is now, more than ever, part of the public consciousness and immersed in popular culture through frequent glimpses in movies, advertising campaigns, TV shows like Grand Designs, and the rise of celebrity architects.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Architectural Technician
  • Architect
  • Drafter
  • Designer

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Surveyors specialise in the measurement, management, analysis and display of spatial information describing the Earth and its physical features. The work of surveyors know no bounds and could see you play an important role not only within your local community, but also across countries and continents. Locally you could be involved in projects like preparation for building of a new tunnel or mapping of flood areas for disaster preparedness. Globally your work as a surveyor could see you involved in the prediction of earthquakes and mapping of the ocean floor.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Registered Land Surveyor
  • Mining Surveyor
  • Town Planning
  • Geospatial Specialist

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying)

Industrial designers create links between people and products. They focus on understanding human behaviour to develop products of optimal style and function. Most manufactured products in the world are the work of an industrial designer - from cars, phones, lighting and furniture, to essential medical equipment. Using sustainable materials, energy-efficient manufacturing processes and product life-cycles, industrial designers can have a significant impact on the future of our planet.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Product Designer
  • 3D Modeller
  • Design Manager
  • Furniture Designer

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Industrial Design*

* This is a one year program. Admission is only available to TAFE Advanced Diploma of Industrial Design (or equivalent) holders.

Construction managers plan, lead and coordinate projects – they play no direct role in hands-on building. They schedule and coordinate all of the design and construction processes including selecting, hiring and supervising trade contractors. They’re also responsible for the legal and financial aspects of the project.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Project Manager
  • Property Developer
  • Estimator
  • Certifier

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours)

Civil engineers are responsible for the physical infrastructure that enables modern societies to function. Buildings, highways and railways, tunnels, airports, power generation facilities and harbour facilities are all designed, built and managed by civil engineers.

You could engineer energy-efficient buildings, or help develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure in developing countries. Or perhaps you’ll design Australia’s first high-speed train network to connect communities and reduce carbon emissions.

CAREER EXAMPLES

  • Civil Engineering Designer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Water Engineer

STUDY OPTION

  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Studying a combined degree gives you two qualifications at once. The advantage is that you graduate with two degrees in less time than doing them separately. You may also get an important boost in the employment market as employers are increasingly looking for staff with diverse skill-sets.

COMBINED DEGREES AVAILABLE

  1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) / Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying)
  2. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) / Bachelor of Business
  3. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) / Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental)

Postgraduate degrees

Postgraduate degrees are a higher level of study that clarify and redefine your new. In most cases, but not all, you would usually complete a postgraduate qualification after your undergraduate degree.

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PhD and Research Masters

Higher degrees in research are centred on defining your new through research and discovery. Research PhDs or Masters can only be completed after the Honours component of your undergraduate degree.

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45 in the world ? for architecture & built environment
World top 100 ? for civil engineering
No. 1 in Australia ? for overall satisfaction and skills scale
No. 1 research ? for civil engineering
6 AIA gold medallists ? on hand to mentor you

Experience

Open lecture series

The School of Architecture & Built Environment (SABE) Lecture Series showcases a wide range of projects, global trends and practice styles from local, national and international industry experts within the Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design and Construction Management professions. Learn more about the SABE Lecture Series

What is construction management?

Construction management explained. A lot of work goes into constructing a building, but how is it all managed and facilitated?