Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

What is Architecture?

Architecture is the conceptualisation and design of individual buildings and urban landscapes in response to existing and emerging environmental, social, technical and economic needs.

We offer pathways into a career in architecture via our 3-year undergraduate majors + 2-year Master of Architecture, or a 3.5-year Master of Architecture for holders of undergraduate degrees in other fields who wish to make a career change.

By Matthias Widjaja-Ukiyo
By Matthias Widjaja-Ukiyo

What is Landscape Architecture?

Landscape architecture is the planning, design and management of our natural and built landscapes for the benefit of communities and the future health of the planet.

We train landscape architects via our 3-year undergraduate major + 2-year Master of Landscape Architecture, or a 3-year Master of Landscape Architecture for holders of undergraduate degrees in other fields who wish to make a career change.

By Bella Humm

What is Urban Design?

Urban designers deliver solutions for the needs of cities and neighbourhoods.

We deliver postgraduate courses at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre in the heart of Perth city.

What is Building Information Modelling?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a new paradigm in construction. Today, the industry uses 3D models as the basis of a building inception, design, construction management and facilities management.

Our postgraduate courses in BIM will put you at the forefront of the construction industry, allowing you to become a decision-maker and have a direct impact on the quality of our built environment.


Study options

We offer undergraduate majors in Architecture and Landscape Architecture that will pave the way to postgraduate study for entry to those professions. We also offer postgraduate courses in Urban Design and Building Information Modelling suited to graduates or professionals from a range of fields.


Australian Urban Design Research Centre

Our postgraduate courses in urban design are delivered at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC), an interdisciplinary research centre located in the heart of Perth city.

With curiosity and enthusiasm for novel solutions to urban challenges, AUDRC explores the creation of ecologically integrated cities for people. The Centre also provides research-driven urban design proposals, prototypes, and consultation; participatory design facilitation; research reports and publications; and dynamic system modelling.

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