News & Events

ARTICLE SEARCH

More Options
RedC_2
RedC_1123

UNSW Open Day 2017

Join us for Open Day and find out everything you need to know about studying a Built Environment degree. 

 

There are plenty of things happening for you to build your day around. 

Ever wondered how a 3D printer works? We'll have them running all day for you to find out! You can also take a guided tour of our Design Lab to see the full range of machinery Built Environment students can access. If you’ve got questions, we can answer them.
This is your opportunity to chat face to face with our academic staff and current students. We’ll have everything and everyone here ready to help you choose your ideal degree.

DateSaturday, 2 September

Time: 9am - 4pm

LocationUNSW Kensington Campus

This is a free event, open to the public.  

Eventbrite - UNSW Built Environment Parent & Student information evening
 

 
Here's what's happening... 

Program of Faculty Talks

Listen to the Dean speak about the Faculty or learn more about each of the seven undergraduate degrees on offer by attending a talk given by each program's director. 

 

DEGREE TIME LOCATION WHAT HAPPENS
Construction Management and Property 9:30 - 10:00am Red Centre West Wing G001
The management of people, processes and products within the construction and property industry is a detailed, challenging and specialised expertise. The Bachelor of Construction Management and Property at UNSW Built Environment is one of the most respected programs in the nation and will prepare you to meet the demands of an industry which is constantly evolving. 
 
At this lecture, you will:
  • Find out more about this degree from an expert Construction Management and Property academic 
  • Learn about the broad knowledge and skills students obtain in this program: the management of property development, construction site operation and project management as well as quantity surveying
  • Learn about all the skills the industry demands to be able to successfully manage the delivery of complex construction projects
  • Hear about the strong emphasis on property economics and management skills in this degree
  • Listen to a current student speak about their experience 
  • And an alumnus will talk to you about careers in the built environment
 
City Planning 10:10 - 10:40am Red Centre West Wing G001
City Planning is a complex and dynamic activity. It requires a broad understanding of environmental, economic, cultural, social, design, political and legal theories, and a solid grounding in how these theories can be drawn on to improve the qualities of our living and working environments. As a city planner, you must consider and attempt to reconcile all the factors that influence the culture, appearance and the functionality of human space. 
 
At this lecture, you will:
  • Find out more about this degree from an expert City Planning academic 
  • Learn about the underlying objectives of a career in planning, which is to shape space so it meets human needs and desires in an environmentally sensitive way
  • Hear about how planners learn to balance the different and sometimes conflicting needs of communities within a context of sustainable environmental practice
  • Hear from a current student about their experience 
  • And an alumnus will talk to you about careers in the built environment
 
Computational Design 10:50 - 11:20am Red Centre West Wing G001
Computational Design combines architecture and design, and computer science and engineering to the way design content is imagined, created, fabricated, delivered and displayed. Advancements in 3D modeling, material science and digital fabrication have created a demand for designers who can use these technologies and unleash the power of computers to produce and present technical and aesthetic solutions to the challenges in the built environment. 
 
At this lecture, you will:
  • Find out more about this degree from an expert Computational Design academic 
  • Learn about digital technologies, 3D modeling, digital geometry and parametric design, responsive environments, as well as form making and fabrication using 3D printers and laser cutters
  • Hear from a current student about their experience 
  • And an alumnus will talk to you about careers in the built environment
 
Industrial Design 11:30 - 12 noon Red Centre West Wing G001
Industrial designers shape the way we live through the design of things we use every day. The profession demands imagination, technical capability and a keen awareness of new possibilities. Designers consider the technical aspects of design together with how things are used and experienced by people in diverse settings. 
 
At this lecture, you will:
  • Find out more about this degree from an expert Industrial Design academic 
  • Learn how being curious and inventive is the foundation to being a design student
  • Hear about how this degree will teach you design process, visual communication and more
  • Hear from a current student about their experience 
  • And an alumnus will talk to you about careers in the built environment
 
The Built Environment Faculty Lecture 12:10 - 12:40pm Keith Burrows Theatre
At UNSW Built Environment we design and build sustainable, liveable cities. Our multi-disciplinary undergraduate programs in Architectural Studies, Computational Design, City Planning, Construction Management and Property, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture, will provide you with the skills to analyse, challenge and rethink the 21st Century city.
 
 
Architectural Studies and 
Tongji Dual Degree in Architecture
12:50 - 1:20pm Keith Burrows Theatre
Behind almost every building – from modest and intimate rooms to extraordinary and monumental spaces – lies the disciplined creativity of architecture.  An architect designs buildings and their settings to meet the needs of individuals and the community.  In their professional work, architects design buildings and cities through the consideration of sustainability, culture and economy. It is an exciting and dynamic profession that works closely with other built environment professionals, and is the only one responsible for considering the building in its entirety. 
 
The three year Bachelor of Architectural Studies is your pathway to the two year Master of Architecture. Completion of this professionally accredited postgraduate degree will meet the educational requirements for registration as an architect.
 
UNSW Built Environment has partnered with Tongji University in Shanghai to offer you the UNSW-Tongji Double Degree in Architecture to provide an architectural education with a global focus. This unique double degree, taught in English at UNSW and Tongji University, prepares you for practice in both China and Australia and provides a distinct advantage to progress your career at a global level. 
 
At this lecture, you will:
  • Find out more about these degrees from an expert Architecture academic
  • Learn about contemporary multidisciplinary professional practice and the practice and theory of architecture
  • Hear about the process to become an Architect
  • Hear from a current student about their experience 
  • And an alumnus will talk to you about careers in the built environment
 
 
Portfolio Entry for Design Degrees 1:30 - 2:00pm Keith Burrows Theatre
UNSW Built Environment recognises that your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent may not reflect your potential in creative thinking and making. We are pleased to offer you an alternative admission scheme that gives you the opportunity to submit a portfolio of your work to support your ATAR. The alternative admission scheme is open for Built Environment Design degrees, including; Architectural Studies, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design and Computational Design. 
 
At this lecture you can:
  • Find out more about the alternative admission process 
  • Learn what to include and how to present your portfolio
  • Hear from a student's own experience about their successful application and ask your questions
 
 
Interior Architecture 2:10 - 2:40pm Keith Burrows Theatre
Interior Architecture is a design discipline that focuses specifically on interior environments and all aspects of their structural, spatial, social and material assembly. Interior architecture and interior design share a common ground, but they differ in the scale of the intervention in the interior. Interior architecture works at the scale of architecture, including the manipulation of structural elements such as walls, floors and staircases while interior design generally engages at the scale of individual rooms. 
 
At this lecture, you will:
  • Find out more about this degree, the only one in NSW, from an expert Interior Architecture academic 
  • Hear more about how this honours degree will help you develop creative and industry specific skills and solutions that respond to current societal and functional aesthetic challenges in the built environment
  • Hear from a current student about their experience 
  • And an alumnus will talk to you about careers in the built environment
 
Landscape Architecture 2:50 - 3:20pm Red Centre West Wing G001
Landscape Architecture is the design profession which shapes the public domain of the urban environment, particularly in relation to the contemporary challenges of urbanisation, migration, sustainability and climate change. Landscape architects balance concerns for human well-being with the protection and enhancement of ecosystem health. They operate at a range of scales — from site to metropolitan region — and integrate design with technology and engineering to create resilient, equitable, and inspiring landscapes. High profile local urban projects, such as Sydney Park and Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney, exemplify the transformative outcomes of landscape architecture practice.
 
At this lecture, you will:
  • Find out more about this degree from an expert Landscape Architecture academic 
  • Hear about our landscape architecture legacy as it was the first such program in Australia 
  • Learn more about the professional accreditation you can gain from this four-year honours degree which provides you with an academic education in the theory and practice of landscape architecture. 
  • Find out about international travel opportunities and the 90 days of mandatory work experience 
  • Hear from a current student about their experience 
  • And an alumnus will talk to you about careers in the built environment
 

And there are more activities to get involved in such as workshops, tours, exhibitions and the chance to talk to student studying with us now!
 
ACTIVITY TIME LOCATION WHAT HAPPENS
Mini Me 3D Printing Workshop
 
9:00am - 4:00pm Squarehouse Ground Floor E4
Using 3D printer technology, you will be able to scan your top half and 3D print your very own realistic mini figurine to take home. You will learn about 3D technologies of the future from our expert workshop staff. 
 
Phone Holder Assembly Workshop
 
9:00am - 4:00pm Squarehouse Ground Floor E4
Using laser cut elements you will learn how assemble and decorate a phone stand for yourself, our staff will talk you through the process of using cutting-edge laser cutting technology to create objects.
 
Laser Cut Jewellery Workshop
 
9:00am - 4:00pm Squarehouse Ground Floor E4
Learn about the functionality and possibilities of design and make your very own layered ring, right here in our workshop on the day. 
 
Future Drawing - 3D Pen Play
 
9:00am - 4:00pm Squarehouse Ground Floor E4
Need to let out your creative energy? Come and test your design ideas by seeing what it's like to draw with one of our 3D printing pens. You can create just about anything!
 
Workshop Tours
 
9:00am - 4:00pm Squarehouse Ground Floor E4
Drop in anytime for a tour of the Built Environment Design Futures Lab and facilities at the Squarehouse building [E4]. This is where the imagination, ideas and creations of Built Environment students are realised as they learn how to operate and utilise this new machinery to aid their studies and future careers. From woodworking, metal working, plastic forming to 3D printers and laser cutters, we've got it covered! 
 
Video: VIVID Installations created by our students
 
9:00am - 4:00pm Squarehouse Ground Floor E4
This video is an opportunity to see what the Create UNSW student group get up to. They recently were part of a VIVID project where their designs were brought to life in our workshop.
 
Talk to Built Environment Students
 
9:00am - 4:00pm Red Centre West Wing Ground Floor
Wondering what it's like to be a Built Environment student? Find out at the Red Centre West Wing, home to our Gallery but most importantly our students. There will be a student from each degree who can help you with any questions you may have!
 
Luminocity Student Exhibition
 
9:00am - 4:00pm Red Centre West Wing Ground Floor
Our Luminocity student exhibition is the best opportunity to check out inspiring work and models by UNSW Built Environment students, across our undergraduate degrees. See how you can build on your talents and passion to design and build cities of the future. See the video from last year's exhibition here.
 
Built Environment Advisory Centre
 
9:00am - 4:00pm
 
UNSW Built Environment invites you to visit the Advisory Centre in the Scientia Building from 9am to 4pm where you will have the opportunity to speak to our academics and professional staff about your study options, career paths and how you can make an impact in the built environment.
 
 

Visit Luminocity 

Luminocity is an exhibition of Built Environment student work. Be inspired by the real world projects students have brought to life. This is your chance to explore student work and see how you can build on your talents and passion to design and build cities of the future. Check out the 2016 Luminocity below.

Map Ref (H13)

 
 
 
Page Last Updated: 13 Jul 2017