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University of Sydney

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

Our three undergraduate programs have the highest requirements of any program of their kind in Australia. The Bachelor of Design in Architecture, the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments and the Bachelor of Design Computing require an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank within the top 10% of the state for entry. Congratulations to those who have gained entry into those programs and will be joining us. We look forward to sharing your passion for and commitment to design excellence.

At a postgraduate level we have the widest range of programs of any similar faculty in the country. The Design Science program, the only one offered in Australia, sees our students specialising in Audio and Acoustics, Building, Building Services, Illumination Design and Sustainable Design, or a combination of these fields. Our Urban and Regional Planning program, a descendent of the first such program offered in Australia, allows students to draw on the resources of the Planning Research Centre as well as related programs in Heritage Conservation and Urban Design. Our Interaction Design and Electronic Arts program is one of only a handful of such programs offered around the world that focus on the nexus between design, human computer interaction and technology.

All of these programs help round out the educational breadth offered in our Master of Architecture. Not only is it the program of choice for our Bachelor of Design in Architecture students, but we are also increasingly finding those from other universities in Australia and right around the world joining us to take the course.




Tom Kovac

RMIT Professor Tom Kovac has presented at the Medini CEO forum in Malaysia

Tom Kovac RMIT Professor of Architecture and Medy Hassan RMIT Deputy Chair of the Centre for Integrated Project Solutions Industry Advisory Board, Adjunct Professor in RMIT’s School of Property, Construction and Project Management; speaking at MEDINI CEO FORUM 2017 – The Future Revolution Smart Cities IoT and Innovation. – Malaysia Biennial 100YC Medini 2017 is one of Malaysia’s largest urban developments with a gross development value (GDV) of US$20 billion, is envisaged to be the new central business district for Iskandar Puteri. The 2,230-acre mixed development zone will be designed as a smart city incorporating financial, residential, leisure and healthcare components.

Photo: Sarah Rhodes

International student exchange gives the Asian street vendor shelter a design makeover

The humble street vendor cart and shelter that lines the streets of many Asian cities and is a key driver of local economies will get a design makeover by Australian and Indonesian architecture students this month.