Architecture is the conceptualisation and design of built forms in response to economic, social and technological needs and desires.
Environmental Geography and Planning
Ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources and planned urban development is crucial to human society.
Landscape Architecture is a creative, design-based major primarily concerned with the quality of the environment.
Careers and further study
Bachelor of Environmental Design graduates may choose to consider postgraduate studies in:
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve the University’s minimum entry score
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.
Direct Pathway informationIf you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Direct Pathways. A Direct Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.
Admission entry to UWA
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.
About the Bachelor of Environmental Design
Environmental Design is a broad study area that involves design and planning in relation to natural and constructed environments. It promotes synergy between objects and settings, built form and landscape across a range of scales, climates and cultures. Incorporating architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning, it includes the analysis, conception and representation of places, objects and policies as they shape our environments.
- February and July
- 3 years
Why study Environmental Design
- You’ll be learning from academic staff who are leaders in their fields
- You can engage with industry partners from private and government sectors
- You’ll be embarking upon a career essential to the shaping of our future built and natural environments
You'll learn to
- understand the histories and theories of environmental, urban, architectural and landscape design, planning and policy
- apply principles of design and planning to the creation, preservation and sustaining of natural and constructed environments
- develop strategic and analytical skills that inform design approaches
- become accomplished in various modes of graphic and technical communication and representation
The UWA ALVA Student Society is affiliated with the UWA Student Guild and represents students within the School of Design. Visit the ALVA Student Society on Facebook.
The UWA FAHA Club represents the Fine Arts and History of Art student body. Visit the FAHA Club on Instagram.
Taking a second major, even from another UWA bachelor's degree, is a great way to enhance your career prospects.
Second majors could include:
At the School of Design, you’ll have access to well-equipped facilities including:
- Studio spaces
- Design Hub, a working space with senior student mentors available for assistance
Digital fabrication equipment such as plastic extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines
Multiple computer labs with 24-hour access
Printmaking studio with etching presses and spray booths
Multimedia production facilities
Cullity Gallery, where you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.
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