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Understanding Our Programs

The focus of our curriculum is on the bigger picture of the built environment. We specialise in three particular streams of the discipline - architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.

To become a practising architect, you need to complete a minimum of 5 years study. You must complete an Undergraduate degree in architectural design (3 years), then a Masters program (2 years) to qualify for registration as a practising architect.

The University of Adelaide is the only institution in South Australia to offer a double degree pathway at Masters level. Completing the double Masters requires only one extra year of study, and qualifies you in two disciplines.

Part 1: Commencing the Bachelor of Architectural Design (3 years) - SATAC code:314131

In Degree Finder, you will find all the information about the undergraduate Bachelor of Architectural Design degree, including the SATAC code and ATAR for the previous year.

If you would like to transfer into the undergraduate degree at Adelaide from another university, you need to speak to a Program Advisor. You may be able to obtain course credits rather than having to start the degree from scratch. You can also use our TAFE/VET calculator to determine if you are eligible for any credit towards the degree.

ATAR of 80 Receives Automatic Entry

If you achieve an ATAR of 80 you are automatically offered a place in the degree. If you achieve a score below 80, you will still be considered for a place through the usual SATAC offer process. To find out more, visit the Adelaide Approved website.

Part 2: Entering into the Masters Programs (2 years + 1 year for double Masters)

There are five coursework programs to choose from as well as two double degree programs.

If you have not completed your undergraduate degree at Adelaide, you can still study masters (by coursework or research) with us by applying through SATAC as well as submitting a portfolio to the School. To discuss your options, please contact our Program Advisor for more information.

Professionally Accredited Programs

The Bachelor of Architectural Design followed by the Master of Architecture is recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and accredited by the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia.

The Bachelor of Architectural Design followed by the Master of Landscape Architecture is recognised and accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) respectively.

The Bachelor of Architectural Design is recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia followed by both the Master of Planning and Master of Planning (Urban Design), which are accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

The Bachelor of Architectural Design followed by the Master of Property is recognised and will be accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) respectively.  The university is currently negotiating this accreditation which will be available for all graduates of the Master of Property program.

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