Overview

Learn how to apply digital technologies to design responsive, interactive spaces. Computational design affects the way content is imagined, created, fabricated, delivered and displayed by combining architecture and design with computer science and engineering.

This degree gives you an understanding of digital technologies and their use in the built environment by enabling you to take part in projects in industrial design, architecture, construction, urban design and planning. You will also learn cutting-edge computer-design skills and digital technologies, including 3D modelling, digital geometry and parametric design, responsive environments, form making, and robotic and digital fabrication using 3D printers and laser cutters.

In your third year, you will work on actual projects set by industry partners, with the potential of making valuable industry connections.

Program Code

3268

UAC Code

423100

CRICOS Code

061905J

Total units of credit (UOC)

144

Campus

Kensington

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Architectural and urban design specialist
  • Software solutions developer
  • Smart cities consultant
  • Urban data analyst
  • Design technology manager
  • Digital fabrication and smart-manufacturing specialist
  • Gaming environment developer
  • Building information model implementer

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

80.00

2019 Guaranteed Entry

81.00

2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma

28

2018 QLD OP

10

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Alternative entry or pathways

UNSW Built Environment recognises that your ATAR or equivalent may not reflect your potential in creative thinking and making. We are pleased to offer you the Alternative Admission Scheme to give you the opportunity to submit a portfolio of your work to support your ATAR. Your portfolio submission should be a selection of your best creations and should describe where your creative imagination and skills lie.

The Alternative Admission Scheme is optional. Applicants who do not submit an application under this scheme will be assessed on their ATAR (or equivalent) only. Following your submission, assessors will review your portfolio and cover letter and may invite you for an interview. For more information visit the Built Environment's Alternative Admission Scheme page.

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Fees

Annual Tuition Fee

$9,359*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

Other information

You may be eligible to enrol in a separate year Honours program upon completion of this degree. Find out more.

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