UNSW Built Environment's vision is to shape future cities – cities that are great, connected, and inclusive. We want to inspire and challenge tomorrow's city makers by offering a comprehensive range of specialised undergraduate, postgraduate and post-professional degree programs that few universities can match. As a student, you will shape your own path to a global career. Through education that is both broad and deep, you will be able to navigate flexible pathways within our programs. We offer you an interdisciplinary education, connected to the real world through projects set by industry, cross-faculty initiatives, internships, research projects and exchange.

Undergraduate
Degrees

Postgraduate
Coursework

Postgraduate
Research

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies provides you with an academic education in the practice and theory of architecture.

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Bachelor of City Planning (Honours)

The Bachelor of City Planning (Honours) at UNSW Built Environment teaches students to shape sustainable, equitable, healthy and inspiring built environments.

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Bachelor of City Planning (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws

The dual award degree at UNSW Built Environment is a 6.5-year full-time combined program leading to the award of the two degrees of Bachelor of City Planning (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws (BCP (Hons) LLB).

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Bachelor of Computational Design

Computational Design combines architecture and design, and computer science and engineering to the way design content is imagined, created, fabricated, delivered and displayed.

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Bachelor of Construction Management & Property

The Bachelor of Construction Management and Property at UNSW Built Environment teaches students to construct in a smart and sustainable way.

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Bachelor of Industrial Design

The Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) at UNSW Built Environment teaches students to design for people, meet the challenges of a changing world.

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Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours)

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) at UNSW Built Environment teaches students how to influence people's lives through the interior environments they inhabit.

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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) teaches students to design and protect inspiring and resilient landscapes.

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UNSW/Tongji Double Degree in Architecture

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UNSW Built Environment has partnered with Tongji University in Shanghai to offer you an architectural education with a global focus.

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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in City Analytics provides you with a unique offering, upskilling the next generation of practitioners and policy-makers with the ability to harness the power of data-driven approaches for understanding the inherent complexity of the city.

The Graduate Certificate in City Planning degree is designed for students with an undergraduate qualification in a related discipline seeking to move into a planning or planning-related field.

In the Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management students learn about project management principles and techniques needed to effectively manage large construction projects. 

The Graduate Certificate program is suited to practicing personnel in relevant fields including building, construction management, construction economics, civil engineering, mining engineering, project management, quantity surveying, real estate or equivalent, who wishes to enhance their career opportunities.

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Built Environment is an advanced interdisciplinary coursework program which enables graduates from a wide range of backgrounds to develop and consolidate their knowledge and skills in the application of the principles of sustainable development to the planning, design, construction and management of the built environment. 

The Graduate Certificate Program offers foundational study in the field of Urban Development and Design for non-cognate disciplines and is a pathway to the Master of Urban Development and Design.

This program provides students with an opportunity to choose four courses from related postgraduate study areas Urban Renewal and Housing, Urban Policy and Strategy, City Analytics and Sustainable Built Environment. 

Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in City Analytics provides you with a unique offering, upskilling the next generation of practitioners and policy-makers with the ability to harness the power of data-driven approaches for understanding the inherent complexity of the city.

The Graduate Diploma in City Planning degree is designed for students with an undergraduate qualification in a related discipline seeking to move into a planning or planning-related field.

The Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Built Environment is an advanced interdisciplinary coursework program which enables graduates from a wide range of backgrounds to develop and consolidate their knowledge and skills in the application of the principles of sustainable development to the planning, design, construction and management of the built environment.

Masters

UNSW Architecture offers a distinctive architectural education with 4 areas of specialisation: high-performance technology, housing, urban conditions, and social agency.

Smart cities, big data, open data, geo-design, visualisation, modelling and simulation and virtual reality offer exciting new data-driven methods, tools and technologies to support city shapers in planning more sustainable, productive and resilient cities.

The Master of City Planning is structured to offer you the option of either developing your general planning knowledge or – through your elective options and selected focus of your Planning Project – pursuing specialisations in City Renewal and Development, City Design, History or Theory, and Healthy, Sustainable Communities.

The Master of Construction Project Management degree will teach you modern management methodologies and principles of project management and apply them across the various phases of the construction project development life-cycle.

 

As a student in the UNSW Master of Landscape Architecture program, you will engage with the Sydney region as your landscape laboratory.

The Master of Property and Development program is for professionals wanting to upskill and interested in a career in development, investment and management of property and infrastructure or any professions that serve this industry.

The Master of Sustainable Built Environment degree will enhance your knowledge and skills in applying the principles of sustainable development to the planning, design, construction and management of the 21st-century city.

Master of Urban Policy and Strategy is a multidisciplinary degree links the study of urban design with the processes of urban development.

Master Extension

The Master of City Analytics (Extension) provides you with a unique offering, upskilling the next generation of practitioners and policy-makers with the ability to harness the power of data-driven approaches for understanding the inherent complexity of the city.

The Master of Urban Development and Design (Extension) is design studio based, multi-disciplinary and includes a compulsory field trip and workshop in a major international city.

Postgraduate Research

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree that provides you with the opportunity to make an original and significant contribution to knowledge in an area of built environment research. 

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Doctor of Philosophy (Practice-based PhD)

The Practice-based PhD is aimed at practitioners operating within or across the broad range of disciplines represented in the faculty, from architecture and design to planning and construction.

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Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy is your opportunity to complete a research project with a component of coursework, including research methodology relevant to your field of study.

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Masters by Research

A Masters by Research provides you with the opportunity to develop expert knowledge in an area of built environment research.

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