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Overview

The Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (Honours) provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate degree in architecture and the built environment the opportunity to extend their potential in a research task under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

The honours degree requires an extra year of full-time study. It will allow you to develop a deeper level of academic thought and research in an area of particular interest, identified during your three years of study in the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments.

The award of honours is an avenue by which the best students can be recognised. By its nature, an honours degree carries more weight or prestige than the pass degree. It is highly regarded by employers and other universities.

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How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the online application portal before the closing date. Before you apply, visit the How to Apply information for honours and the faculty honours page for specific information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply' button on the right-hand side of this page. University of Sydney currently enrolled students: Submit a course transfer request via the Sydney Student portal . Check with your faculty for more information.

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year.

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate Scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

Applications are made directly to the University via the online application portal before the closing date. Before you apply, visit the How to Apply information for honours and the faculty honours page for specific information. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply' button on the right-hand side of this page. University of Sydney currently enrolled students: Submit a course transfer request via the Sydney Student portal . Check with your faculty for more information.

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year.

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate Scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Units of Study

Sample study plan

Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (Honours)

Year Sem  Units of study 
1 1 Honours semester one
  2 Honours semester two

Admission requirement

To qualify to enrol in the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (Honours) candidates should have qualified for the award of the pass degree, or a similar degree from another university that is acceptable to the University, and be a graduate of not more than four years standing. Candidates should have a weighted average mark of at least 70 for the pass degree. Before applying candidates should have an approved thesis topic and supervisor. The supervisor must be from our academic staff. 

Professional accreditation

For students who have successfully complete the Bachelor of  Architecture and Environments (or equivalent), and wish to become a registered architect can complete the Master of Architecture, a 2-year professional program that prepares students for the complex and challenging architecture profession.

Graduates who hold the degree of Master of Architecture will be entitled to registration as architects under the Architects Act 1921 (NSW), subject to obtaining two years of approved practical experience, at least 12 months of which must be subsequent to graduation, and passing an architectural practice examination before registration.

Students are eligible for student membership of the Australian Institute of Architects. Student members receive each issue of Architecture Australia, the New South Wales chapter Bulletin, and the AIA News. They may also attend Institute functions. Admission to Associate Membership of the Australian Institute of Architects is based on two years approved practical experience.

Graduate opportunities

An honours year can help set you apart from other graduates as you enter the workforce. Graduates of the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (Honours) will find employment in a wide range of industries within the Built and Urban Environments, including:

  • Design manager
  • Project manager
  • Property developer
  • Urban planner
  • Architect

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