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.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and 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|
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 4.5|
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees||
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,660
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $40,000|
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 and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- 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
|S1||DESST 4001A Honours Design Studies Part 1|
|S2||DESST 4001B Honours Design Studies Part 2|
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Last updated: Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021