The Faculty of Architecture and Design is a leading provider of innovative education across a wide selection of disciplines encompassing design and the built environment.

We consider exploration, innovation and creativity to be an important part of the Faculty's values. Our central location means we are able to engage with many of the industries our future graduates will enter.

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Apply to study in the Faculty of Architecture and Design in 2019.

Architectural Studies

Be an innovator in the study, design and construction of buildings, urban spaces and parks, or residential and commercial interiors.

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Available subjects

  • Architecture
  • Architecture History and Theory
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

Building Science

Study the science, technology and economics of buildings. Gain an understanding of architecture, construction, project management and sustainability and look at how people interact with the built environment.

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Available subjects

  • Project Management
  • Sustainable Engineering Systems

Design

Aspire to be a leader in the vital and growing fields of design. Learn to see the nuances of good design and become a creative virtuoso—gaining the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful designer.

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Available subjects

  • Animation and Visual Effects
  • Communication Design
  • Design for Social Innovation
  • Fashion Design Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Media Design
  • Design Technology
  • User Experience Design

Master of Architectural Science

Extend your expertise with the Master of Architectural Science, focusing on managing the development and ongoing performance of the built environment.

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