Honours Degree of Bachelor of Architectural Design
Turn high-achieving into a higher degree
There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build a necessary foundation for the Masters (by research) program. You could be seeking answers to design questions no one else has asked. Perhaps you’re pursuing advanced communication skills and subject knowledge to gain a competitive edge in the job market.
Our prerequisite for honours study is at least a credit standard GPA.
What will you do?
- Attend regular classes for advanced coursework.
- Partner with an academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your intellectual development.
- Produce an extended research project in an area related to urbanism, design, or architectural history, theory and culture.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
Intake February and/or July (subject to availability) Enquiries Future Students team Higher Education Study Students who have completed the required undergraduate program to a satisfactory level may be eligible to apply for the Honours program. Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 002783C Intake February and/or July (subject to availability)
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Landscape Architect, Architect, Asset Manager, Construction Manager, Planning Officer / Urban Planner, Policy Adviser, Draftsperson, Project Manager, Project Officer, Environmental Designer, Set Designer
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan S1 DESST 4001A Honours Design Studies Part 1 S2 DESST 4001B Honours Design Studies Part 2
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Last updated: Saturday, 24 Aug 2019