Bachelor of Architectural Design

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Course Details

Design goes far beyond the visual. It responds to possibilities and limits, to hopes and needs. It’s equal parts creative and calculated.

Architectural design is about understanding landscapes and the way humans create places within them. Architecture, landscape architecture and urban design share the purpose of aiding society while creating structural works of art.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Architectural Design hones concrete skills and encourages big picture thinking. You will:

  • visit notable building sites, landscapes, gardens and exhibitions
  • gain high-level practical design and model-making skills
  • practise computer and hand based drawing techniques
  • explore relevant theory, history, tradition and innovation
  • consider issues of ecology and environment
  • learn how to formulate effective proposals.

Where could it take you?

Our graduates apply design skills in all sorts of rewarding careers, and take on specialised roles through postgraduate study. You might restore beautiful old buildings or be a micro-home master. You could create and preserve natural landscapes and life cycles. Perhaps you’ll design the next iconic skyscraper or opera house.

Career Readiness

The career paths of architects and landscape architects are many and varied. High levels of skill and flexibility are needed in professions that are responding to global and local needs. To prepare for these exciting possibilities, the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Adelaide delivers one undergraduate Bachelor of Architectural Design program that leads to two professional graduate degrees - Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture. Alternatively, the Bachelor of Architectural Design program provides a study pathway for students who wish to undertake the School’s graduate Master of Planning, Master of Planning (Urban Design) programs or the Master of Property.

Potential careers

Asset Manager, Construction Manager, Draftsperson, Environmental Designer, Project Manager, Project Officer, Environmental Project Officer, Planning Officer / Urban Planner, Town Planning Engineer, Landscape Architect, Architect

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 3 years

CRICOS Course Code: 002782D

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$45,000.00

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