Bachelor of Design (Architecture) at The University of Newcastle, Australia

The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) encompasses more than just aesthetics and technical skill. University of Newcastle graduates are encouraged to explore their potential as change agents.


The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) encompasses more than just aesthetics and technical skill. University of Newcastle graduates are encouraged to explore their potential as change agents.

They use design to energize the areas where we live and work, engage the community, and improve our planet. They do more than just design and form the physical areas of our cities and structures.

Architecture is an inventive and interesting subject that combines technology, ecology, philosophy, art, and science to address built-environment concerns. From homes to offices, opera houses, art galleries, schools, and factories, architects create the designs.

Also, you can learn in Newcastle, the state's newest center for creative innovation. Through real-world projects, you will gain knowledge of design methodologies that prioritize social, economic, and environmental sustainability and develop as a consultative problem solver. The majority of your degree is spent working on various real-world, frequently "live" projects in an architecture studio.

What you will study

Program Structure

Students must finish 240 units in the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) program, which are divided into the following categories:

  • 220 units of core courses. 

  • 20 units of elective courses.

 You’ll learn in your Bachelor of Design (Architecture) program, such as:

  • The architectural site as landscape

  • construction and detailing of buildings

  • Sustainable design practices

  • Communication in the built environment

  • Construction technology and ecology

  • Digital and parametric design processes.

  • Making conceptual and realistic models in our workshop

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully finish the program will have:

  1. To function with broad and well-founded skills, one needs a firm grasp of architecture's principles and essentials.

  1. A capability to guide their activity using both their own experience and their understanding of historical and cultural precedents.

  1. The ability to apply design methods and principles to their work.

  1. Use verbal, textual, and/or graphic ways to communicate design and technical knowledge during collaboration and for informational purposes.

  1. Consider societal considerations as well as the needs of the intended audience.

  1. An understanding of structures, materials, construction, and service systems should be incorporated into their design.

Career Opportunities

After completing this degree, you'll be qualified for jobs like:

  • Technician

  • Drafter or Designer

  • Project Manager

  • Town or Infrastructure Planner

Opportunities can include work in a variety of sectors in addition to private architectural practice, including:

  • Local, state and federal government

  • Overseas aid and support

  • Infrastructure planning research

  • Journalism

  • Restoration and conservation

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applications for admission to this program are open to Australian students, residents, and international students.

  • Year 12 or equivalent.

  • Any two English-language courses, in addition to the recommended study of industrial technology and/or the arts are required.

English Language Requirements

The minimum English language competence requirement for applicants to this program is an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee  

  • AUD 33,240 (indicative annual fee, 2022)

$33,240 per year
  • Level
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Application Fee
  • Intake
  • Language Test Score
  • Scholarship
    $10,000 OFF