Architecture and Design
Study architecture and design to create cities, cultures and communities for a sustainable future. In this field, creative and strategic thinking come together.
Tackle the greatest challenges facing global cities, learn how to create liveable environments and make your mark on infrastructure projects while developing socially engaged designs and responsible heritage practices.
Study in this field will develop your critical thinking skills and help you find creative solutions to bring spaces to life. You will use state-of-the-art equipment, such as plastic-extrusion 3D printers and laser cutters, and have access to facilities such as the Cullity Gallery, Design Hub, printmaking studios and 24/7 computer labs.
You will participate in real projects, from housing and museums to space stations, with our range of industry and community engagement opportunities, enabling you to make a difference.
Our courses help you forge a strong foundation for your future career, ensuring you graduate with the skills to shape the world around you.
- Award-winning students and grads who get jobs
1st in WA for full-time employment for postgraduate coursework students in Architecture & Urban Environments (QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020).
Many of our degrees are accredited or recognised by the relevant body.
Test your ideas through design and experimentation
at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre, an independent, research centre within our School of Design.
- Learn from award-winning, internationally recognised teachers and practitioners.
- Best reputation among employers
for architecture (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
Graduate architect at Klopper and Davis, Zac Evangelisti, shares why he loves architecture, the best thing about studying it at UWA, and his advice for future students.
Where our graduates go
Architecture and Design can take you anywhere in the world. Graduates have gone on to create landmark designs as the next generation of architects, landscape architects and urban designers.
Notable alumni include:
- Architect, President of the WA branch of the Australian Institute of Architects, and Deputy Lord Mayor of Perth Sandy Anghie
- Architect Richard Hassell (Director WOHA, Singapore)
- NSW’s first female government architect Abbie Galvin
- WA Government Architect Rebecca Moore
- ABC's Restoration Australia host Stuart Harrison
Clever and creative design is needed now more than ever, and Western Australia is a unique place in which to learn and practise the field of architecture, landscape architecture, uban design and environmental planning.
Strong future growth is forecast for jobs in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning (joboutlook.gov.au).
- Architectural draftsperson
- Conservation officer
- Environmental consultant
- Environmental manager
- Land economist
- Landscape architect
- Natural resource manager
- Policy analyst
- Policy and planning manager
- Urban and regional planner
- Urban designer
Job growth in this industry
- Bachelor's degrees
- Integrated honours
- Graduate certificates
- Graduate diplomas
- Master’s degrees
- Research degrees
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