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Interested in Architecture?

A career in architecture is immensely rewarding – you get the opportunity to shape and transform our internal and external environments. 

Architecture at UniSA is taught by a team of highly respected academics, many of whom are also practicing architects; our degrees are globally competitive, with a focus on the relationship between architecture, communication, technology, culture and the environment.

Our alumni work across the globe, from small boutique practices to leading international firms.

Key features

  • Study an architecture degree rated Top 100 in the World1.
  • Work in award-winning, purpose-designed facilities, including dedicated design studios and workshops.
  • Learn traditional and digital technologies for prototyping and construction of complete buildings.
  • Benefit from our strong relationships with local, national and international industry.
  • Have the opportunity to take part in our award-winning Design and Construct program.
  • Study in a contemporary and dynamic school with students from the related fields of art, design and planning.
  • Have access to Australia’s only internationally-recognised Architecture Museum.
  • Have the opportunity to be matched with an industry mentor.
  • Study a double masters degree, ensuring you graduate with a competitive edge.
  • Participate in national and international study tours, competitions and exhibitions.

1 2017 QS Subject Rankings

Why UniSA?

Our award-winning Design and Construct program will ensure you gain real-world experience. Our teachers have a very practical approach to learning, so you’ll work on real issues, real projects and get real experience.

We’ve invested millions of dollars in new buildings and facilities, so you’ll use the latest technologies and learn in ultra-modern teaching spaces, including our on-campus design studios and workshops.

We’re Australia’s youngest university to receive five-stars in research1 and this excellence shines through in our teaching. Our people are inspired by challenges and opportunities. We partner with local icons and international heavyweights to focus on real world projects.

1QS Stars Ratings 2017

UniSA offers 7 Architecture degrees

Choose your level of study

Your career

Architects are creative, accurate and problem solvers by nature. They immerse themselves in new technologies and materials, and push the boundaries. Careers to consider:

  • architect: combine creative design with technical knowledge to create sustainable solutions for the built environment
  • construction manager: plan, organise, direct and coordinate the construction of building projects
  • heritage consultation: develop sustainable practices in design to protect and maintain heritage sites
  • project manager: involves initiating, planning, executing and controlling a team and their outcomes
  • interior designer: design, implement and refurbish interior spaces
  • interior architect: design, document and manage the implementation of interior spaces
  • furniture designer: develop design concepts, experiment with different materials, liaise with clients and build sample models for either mass produced furniture prototypes or one-off exclusive pieces 
  • urban designer: design on an urban scale; may also participate in educating civic leaders and the public about project details
  • design consultant: assist clients to utilise living space by arranging furniture, lighting and other fixtures; you may also create design plans and select colour schemes and styles
Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university and our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. Our students have had placements and internships with leading architectural firms. Students also get the chance to exhibit their work at the end of each year – industry and the community are invited along.

Industry facts

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Architect and landscape architect roles in Australia are expected to increase by 18.1 per cent by November 2020.1

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

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The architectural services sector in Australia is projected to grow and reach $7.1 billion in annual revenue by 2020.1

1IBISWorld’s Architectural Services market research report 2017

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Employment for architects, designers, planners and surveyors is projected to increase by 17,500 (or 14.7 per cent) in Australia by November 2020.1

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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What others are saying

I was a paramedic for nine years before I decided I wanted to study architecture. UniSA is guiding me to be industry ready, strengthening the beginning of my career, and challenging me to think differently, to solve problems using a strong and evolving toolkit.

Christopher Pongrac

Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Master of Architecture

Christopher Pongrac

Christopher Pongrac

Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Master of Architecture

The highlight of my studies was a study tour to Italy and Denmark. It was an incredible experience, not only in terms of the sights and places, but in the friendships forged between the group.

Coby Costi

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Coby Costi

Coby Costi

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Studying at UniSA has been a good experience and the City West Campus is going through a renovation at the moment, which is very inspiring for an interior architecture student. Facilities such as classrooms, lecture theatres and the Jeffrey Smart Building are all very good and have the latest technologies.

Eduardo Sanz

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Eduardo Sanz

Eduardo Sanz

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:

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Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.

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Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*QILT: Graduate Destination Survey 2014-2016 Full-time Employment Indicator

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A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017