Bachelor of Environmental Design (73E)

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

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

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.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses 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 It has been replaced by P3H Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments, please visit that page for the latest information.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

Professional Recognition

Students from all specialisations are eligible for Associate Membership of the Design Institute of Australia.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Environmental Design you enrol in 2 majors, a minor and 4 student electives. There is a compulsory major for all students and you choose a second major, which has a linked minor, and 4 student electives.


This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • A reversed major of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate, 2 advanced units
  • A (standard) major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Two breadth units: units designed to deepen and extend learning across discipline boudnaries
  • Two student elective units: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study the equivalent of a second minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas – it's your choice.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level.

Compulsory reverse major

Compulsory introductory units

Credit Points: 12.5

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Credit Points: 12.5

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Compulsory intermediate units

Credit Points: 12.5

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Compulsory advanced units

Credit Points: 12.5

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Choose 1 major from the following list:

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Credit Points: 12.5

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Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Credit Points: 12.5

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Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit focuses on the design of internal spaces emphasising the synthesis of daylight, artificial light, acoustics anddetailing within the context of Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) and complex multifunction building types. Decisionmakingis supported through measuring, calculating and Building Information Modelling…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Develops students' ability to understand the notion of 'context' in the broadest cultural sense through the exploration of an adaptive reuse project, developing an appreciation for both built fabric and the cultural meaning of places. The unit also focuses on…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Architecture requires active involvement and critical use of a range of knowledge. This unit is integrated with the design studio and history and theory in design studio in an integrated (cap-stone) project. The unit focus is on the expansion of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit develops the ability to design a complex, multi-level, mixed use building in an urban context, and expands the understanding of program and site analysis in this context as a basis for design decisions. The unit also focuses on…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This major is in teach-out and is no longer available for selection.
Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 minor from the following list:

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units
Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Credit Points: 12.5

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Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units
Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Other

Plus two student electives to be taken in Years 2 and 3
Plus two breadth units to be taken in Years 2 and 3.  For a list of breadth units see:  http://www.utas.edu.au/students/lead-achieve/breadth-units/offerings

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

The Faculty considers for admission students who have a broad academic background and a demonstrated interest in, commitment to and aptitude for design.

Apart from the University's general admission requirements, there are no additional prerequisites for the BEnvDes degree. HSC/TCE subjects preferably should not be restricted to a narrow discipline, but rather span two or more areas (e.g. art and science).

A limited number of quota places is available to applicants who do not meet the normal University entry requirements. Such applicants will be required to attend an interview and present a folio of creative work and/or demonstrate skills and knowledge that suggest they could successfully undertake the course. Such students applying for the Bachelor of Environmental Design (Furniture) will enrol in the Associate Degree in Furniture Design with the opportunity to articulate into the degree course upon successful completion of the Associate Degree.

Admission is normally for Semester 1 (February).  Due to the pre-requsite requirements and the sequential nature of the course structure, a Semester 2 (July) intake is only available to International students subject to credit/advanced standing awarded for previous post-secondary study.  A Semester 2 commencement for domestic students will result in a longer course duration i.e. 3 years and 6 months.

There may be some credit granted for completion of the Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Building and Architecture), which is offered by TAFE Tasmania, however this will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

The Architecture specialisation is designed as a pre-professional course and articulates directly into the Master of Architecture.

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

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $0 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $24,500 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

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

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