Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (Honours)

The University of Sydney

About Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (Honours)

The Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (Honours) provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate degree in architecture and the built environment the opportunity to extend their potential in a research task under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

The honours degree requires an extra year of full-time study. It will allow you to develop a deeper level of academic thought and research in an area of particular interest, identified during your three years of study in the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments.

The award of honours is an avenue by which the best students can be recognised. By its nature, an honours degree carries more weight or prestige than the pass degree. It is highly regarded by employers and other universities.

Extend your knowledge of your undergraduate degree with a stand-alone Honours year in your subject area expertise. This course is available to students who have already completed their studies in this study area.

Entry Requirements

To qualify to enrol in the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (Honours) candidates should have qualified for the award of the pass degree, or a similar degree from another university that is acceptable to the University, and be a graduate of not more than four years standing. Candidates should have a weighted average mark of at least 70 for the pass degree. Before applying candidates should have an approved thesis topic and supervisor. The supervisor must be from our academic staff. 

English Requirements

  • Min PTE: 68
  • Min IELTS: 7
  • Min TOEFL: 96


An honours year can help set you apart from other graduates as you enter the workforce. Graduates of the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (Honours) will find employment in a wide range of industries within the Built and Urban Environments, including:

  • Design manager
  • Project manager
  • Property developer
  • Urban planner
  • Architect

Opportunities for graduates lie both within Australia and overseas with a number of our past students having great successes internationally.

By engaging with the environment, community and needs of clients and stakeholders, work as an architect can have a profound effect on people's lives around the world.

For students who have successfully complete the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments (or equivalent), and wish to become a registered architect can complete the Master of Architecture, a 2-year professional program that prepares students for the complex and challenging architecture profession.

Graduates who hold the degree of Master of Architecture will be entitled to registration as architects under the Architects Act 1921 (NSW), subject to obtaining two years of approved practical experience, at least 12 months of which must be subsequent to graduation, and passing an architectural practice examination before registration.

Students are eligible for student membership of the Australian Institute of Architects. Student members receive each issue of Architecture Australia, the New South Wales chapter Bulletin, and the AIA News. They may also attend Institute functions. Admission to Associate Membership of the Australian Institute of Architects is based on two years approved practical experience.

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Course Summary

Study level



Architecture and Construction




1 year

Study mode

On Campus


A$46,500 per year
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