Bachelor of Environmental Design (73E)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions. It has been replaced by P3H Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments, please visit that page for the latest information.

The Bachelor of Environmental Design is a three-year course offered full time and part time through the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology and available through the School of Architecture & Design. It is undertaken on campus in Inveresk, Launceston.

Students enrolling in the course select one of two design specialisations offered in Architecture or Interior Design. Students study most of the first year foundation units in common allowing for cross design fertilisation and student networking and also complete specialist units related to their chosen field of design.

Each specialisation has the design studio/design workshop at its core supported by studies in relevant history and theory, building/manufacturing, environmental ethics, technologies and practices, and design communication. Elective units allow students to broaden their study and take a minor study in a related area if they wish.

Course delivery is through design studio or workshop projects, lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshop activities and site visits. Assessment is based on design studio or workshop projects, assignments, and tutorial, seminar and workshop participation.

The Bachelor of Environmental Design prepares all graduates for an increasingly design research driven practice with a focus on environmentally sustainable design within each specialisation.

The Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture) is primarily a pre-professional course and thus aims to produce graduates whose creative abilities are developed to a level of competence necessary to gain admission to the Bachelor of Environmental Design with Honours, Master of Architecture or Master of Architecture with Honours, and equivalent courses in the fields of architecture, urban design and related design areas.

The Bachelor of Environmental Design (Interior Design) prepares graduates for interior design practice as independent designers, within interior design practices or in multidisciplinary architecture and design practices. The focus of the course is on commercial, retail, residential and public interiors. The course aims to develop students' creative abilities to a level sufficient to gain admission to the Bachelor of Environmental Design with Honours (Interior Design).

This project is particularly looking at the process of research through design and design-based research. What's happening with Cave Urban is we have a collaborative process going where the students are getting an amazing experience to work directly with people in the profession.
Dr Helen Norrie, School of Architecture and Design.

Career outcomes

  • Architecture Assistant
  • Furniture Designer/Maker
  • Interior Designer

Course structure

Entry requirements

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Options for this course

This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the full amount for your studies. Commonwealth Supported Places are not available in this course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount

Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

Further information

Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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