Thinking of studying with us?

“The Faculty of Built Environment is renowned for its academic reputation and producing highly employable graduates."

- UNSW Built Environment Graduate, Craig Hennerberry


Thinking of studying with us?

Take the opportunity to learn from our award-winning professors of practice

The impressive combination of academics and professional leaders ensures you receive relevant, timely and inspiring education, resulting in great career prospects. You will be taught by appointed industry leaders as Professors of Practice in architecture, planning, construction and built environment media communications. These include John Woollett, Professor of Practice in Construction, Sue Holliday, Professor of Practice in City Planning, Elizabeth Farrelly, Professor in Practice on built environment communications and Glenn Murcutt, Professor of Practice in architecture.

Work with professionals on real life projects

You will work and present on projects to businesses, government and community giving you practical and relevant experience. You will work on real world problems and challenges. This connection with industry will contribute to your career and will make you work ready.

Benefit from our unique interdisciplinary program

UNSW Built Environment is the most comprehensive built environment faculty in Australia. We offer a range of built environment electives unmatched by any other Australian university. Our third year interdisciplinary initiative will see you collaborating and working with students from other disciplines within the built environment, preparing you for workplaces that increasingly depend on people who have the capacity to work with others from different professional backgrounds. Find out more about Built Environment Interdisciplinary Learning (BEIL)

UNSW is ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world

The 2016 QS World University Rankings ranked UNSW in the top 50 universities world-wide, making our graduates highly sought after professionals.

Take part in industry awards and gain recognition for your work

You will have the opportunity to enter your work in award and scholarship winning competitions.

Receive the best qualification possible

Upon completion and graduation, you will receive professional accreditation for your degree. 

Our Architecture program celebrates it's 60th anniversary this year

Be wise and learn from a forward-thinking program which has been producing high calibre graduates and architecture industry professionals for decades.

Our City Planning program celebrates it's 50th anniversary this year

Learn from a forward-thinking program which has been producing high calibre graduates and planning industry professionals for decades.

Study with the largest built environment faculty in NSW

UNSW Built Environment is one of the largest built environment faculties in Australia and is the only one to offer a comprehensive range of specialised degrees focused on the design, delivery and management of the 21st century city and its elements. 

Choose from a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

You can choose from a comprehensive range of specialised undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that few universities can match. Disciplines available to you include architecture, architectural computing, industrial design, interior architecture, landscape architecture, planning, policy, development and construction.

We combine top researchers and leading professionals to ensure the best knowledge guides best practice

Our teaching is research driven, ensuring you will learn from experts who are at the forefront of the thinking behind the architecture, design and delivery of the 21st century cities. Our researchers are knowledge leaders, committed to research excellence and are leaders of the Group of Eight universities in research for the Built Environment.

Learn from the only Pritzker Prize Winner in Australia

UNSW Built Environment is the only faculty with an international Pritzker Prize Winner Prof Glenn Murcutt, teaching final year design studios. 

Take part in Design Studio

Design Studio is central to many of many of our programs, offering a practical experience and industry connections that are invaluable when entering your future Built Environment profession. If you study architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, or industrial design you'll have the opportunities to take part, and apply your developing knowledge base.The studio has a direct relationship to the professional working environment and simulates the creative workplace environment that many of the students aspire towards.

Overseas study opportunities

You will be able to participate in group projects and international design studios as well as in individual international exchange programmes. In 2015 we are also offering the new UNSW/Tongji Dual Degree in Architecture.

Further your knowledge through our Utzon Lecture series

The Utzon Lecture Series was launched by Jan Utzon, former USNW Student and son of the renowned Danish Architect Jorn Utzon who designed the Sydney Opera House. UNSW Built Environment hosts the series at UNSW and will give you the opportunity to hear from international speakers from around the world, who also teach in our design studios.

Be part of the only faculty of its type in Australia to be endowed with two Chairs

The Seidler Chair in the Practice of Architecture supports excellence in design studio education. We are pleased to announce that the first recipient is Glenn Murcutt, the only Australian architect to be awarded the Pritzker Prize. In addition to this Chair we announce The Seidler PhD Scholarship in modern architecture in the Australian context and The Seidler International Studio.

The Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture is a full academic appointment focussed on the delivery of better architecture and places of habitat for people of lower socio-economic means or for communities ravaged by geo-political events or natural disasters. In addition the faculty also announces the fully endowed Judith Neilson Lecture to be delivered annually. We anticipate the appointment of the inaugural recipient of this prestigious Chair in 2015.

Page Last Updated: 22 Nov 2016