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Undergraduate study in architecture, design and planning

Launch your career with our bachelor degrees
Our undergraduate degrees will prepare you for a range of careers — from architect or urban planner to user-experience designer, digital producer or design director.

Undergraduate course options


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An honours degree is an extra year of full-time study, completed after your undergraduate degree. It's a chance to set yourself apart from your cohort and develop your research skills under the supervision of an academic staff member. 


Why study an undergraduate architecture or design course at Sydney?

The University of Sydney is one of the world's top 20 universities*. As a world leader in teaching and research across the built environment, we strive for intellectual excellence, creative thinking and evidence-based research.

We've attracted world-renowned teachers and researchers, so you'll be learning the latest practices from leaders in the field. 

* QS World University Rankings 2024

We offer plenty of opportunities for our students to study abroad as part of their degree, on both short-term and long-term placements.

By taking on one of our international study opportunities you'll learn new skills, test your adaptability and gain a global perspective.

We're connected with industry, and are committed to providing you with the experience necessary to launch your career in architecture and design.

You'll have opportunities to participate in real-life industry projects, attend workshops and symposia run by international scholars and display your work in our Tin Sheds Gallery.

There is an Internship Elective available in every Architecture, Design and Planning degree, meaning you get the opportunity to gain real world experience while completing your studies.

The internship is tailored to suit you as well as the host organisation. The placement is for 120 hours which can be completed full time or part time, during semester or during summer/winter break.

Internships provide valuable opportunities to utilise your skills in a practical workplace setting. You’re able to enhance your studies by integrating course theory with current best practice, and this will have a positive influence on future employability.

In the past, students have interned with:

  • Accenture   
  • Arup
  • CBA Innovation Lab
  • Dendy
  • Design Identity
  • Fox Sports
  • Green Building Council of Australia
  • Lendlease
  • Manamia
  • Sydney Metro