Architecture and Built Environments

Architecture explores the interaction between design and habitation while addressing the challenges presented by environmental, social and economic change.

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Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments

Distinctive spaces that inspire

Study in a sustainability-award winning conversion of a 1951 diesel locomotive workshop.

Practical learning by making projects

Get your hands on all the latest industry technology.

Gain specialised expertise

Become an expert in designing and creating with sustainable resources.

Learning by making in the real world

Architecture develops ideas and forms that enrich experience and imagination with reference to environmental, social, and economic realities.

Studying with us, you’ll build the discipline and creativity required to make a meaningful contribution to the field. Inspired by our Learning-By-Making tradition, your studies will be hands-on and filled with authentic interactions and real-world scenarios.

Our program includes architectural design methodologies, histories and theories of architecture, construction techniques and building performance, professional and ethical studies, and design research and communication. It will allow you to develop skills and practices that enable entry into design practice and a pathway to the profession.

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

Further study options

For honours course information, please visit Bachelor of Environmental Design with Honours

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

Our graduates are known for their hands-on design and fabrication experience. They are also celebrated for their skills in using cutting-edge technology, and their focus on creating environmentally and socially conscious design solutions.

The Master of Architecture degree is recognised and accredited by the Board of Architects of Tasmania, and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. Students who complete a Master of Architecture satisfy the academic requirements for registration as an architect in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

Careers relating to Architecture are growing, with employers demanding strong design skills across construction and building industries. Here are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years^.


Architectural, Engineering
and Technical Services

Projected increase by 2025^


Architects, Designers,
Planners and Surveyors

Projected increase by 2025^


Future Demand:
Architects and
Landscape Architects

National Skills Commission - Skills Priority List (June 2021)

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

Career outcomes

Tasmanian talent gets international architecture acclaim

An alumni-founded architecture firm was recently named one of the top 10 firms to watch in 2020. All four directors of Cumulus Studio, as well as more than half of the staff, are graduates from Architecture & Design. "We see architecture as a way of reinvesting in the State and further contributing to all the little things that make Tasmania a unique, special place to live," co-director and principal architect Peter Walker said.

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MONA FOMA SOMA - collaboration

Study experiences

Witness the unique collaboration between University of Tasmania Architecture and Design students, Director of MONA FOMA Brian Ritchie and his producers, sound recordist Dr Toby Gifford, and Monash University. With MOFO moving to Launceston to present a festival with unexpected experiences, the team identified the sound, performance and recording opportunities throughout the Launceston CBD in preparation for the festival 13-20 January 2019.