Study in world-class workshop facilities and gain practical experience with laser cutters, a CNC router and 3D and large format printers.
The architectural discipline at the University of South Australia integrates design theory, project-based investigation, architectural construction and innovation in industry and practice. Most graduates work within the traditional field of architecture, running their own practices, or employed by private architectural films and commercial organisations, by public research and higher learning institutions and by government agencies.
Taught by academic staff who are also practising architects, students gain a wealth of practical and academic training and benefit from our strong relationships with the architecture profession locally, nationally and internationally.
Bachelor of Architectural Studies students will have the opportunity to take part in the award-winning Design and Construct program , where they will design and then construct community buildings in remote locations in Australia and overseas. Combined with Australia’s only Architecture Museum on campus, our program gives students the skills necessary to succeed in a professional environment.
Our program has a core focus on the design studio as a place of integration for other streams of learning. Courses also include workshops, online study, national and international field trips, master classes and opportunities to study overseas. The University of South Australia’s world-class workshop facilities provide students with a practical environment where they can gain valuable experience in 3D concept model making and real project construction.
To qualify for registration as a practising architect, you need to complete a minimum of five years study; the three-year Bachelor of Architectural Studies, as well as the two-year Master of Architecture program, plus complete two years of work experience in the field.
The Bachelor of Interior Architecture is a unique program that integrates design research, theory and practice, offering students the opportunity to gain practical experience in the expanding field of furniture design, from the production to the fabrication stages.
Students gain a broad and diverse range of experiences throughout the program including work-placements in interior design or architectural practices, opportunities to participate in international study tours and field trips, the annual Interior Architecture Professional Practice week as well as the fourth-year Industry Mentor Program, providing each student with an industry mentor to guide their study and transition into professional practice.
A fourth year Honours in Interior Architecture is available for high achieving students.