Environments majors: Architecture

Architects combine creative vision, innovation, technological understanding and architectural theory to shape how we live, work and play in our built environment.

As an architect, you will deal directly with many of the complex challenges facing our world, and will be at the forefront of change and issues of sustainability and resource scarcity.

Design lies at the heart of the architectural process, and you will learn to develop your designs using modelling and rendering techniques through studio-based classes and virtual and physical modelling.

Architects don’t work in isolation from the other parts of the building industry and from society more generally, so the unique Bachelor of Environments program has been designed to ensure our students have the opportunity to experience how architects work with property developers, urban planners, engineers and construction managers, developing the skills to work within the large project teams that are now a common part of many architectural projects.

You could work in a specialist architectural practice, or in a diverse firm offering a full service across a range of projects with many different environmental considerations. You can work within Australia, or alongside numerous graduates who have built careers in many countries around the globe.

The best part of the program for me was the subjects that changed my perception of what architecture can be.

Joshua is currently studying in the Master of Architecture program at the Melbourne School of Design.
Joshua Stellini, BEnvs Architecture major

Career outcomes

Once you graduate from the Bachelor of Environments, you can enter the workforce and join architecture or construction teams to provide specialist assistance on large projects or continue your studies in the Master of Architecture to meet the academic requirements to become an accredited architect.

Generator 2012 – Interview with Kristina Taranto (Architecture)

Sample Course Plan

Sample Course Plan – Bachelor of Environments
Majoring in Architecture*
Year 1Semester 1Changing MelbourneConstructing EnvironmentsGlobal Foundations of ArchitectureBreadth
Semester 2Environments ElectiveDesigning EnvironmentsVisualising Environments (Recommended)Breadth
Year 2Semester 1Architecture Design Studio: EarthDigital Design and Fabrication
(recommended elective)
Environments ElectiveBreadth
Semester 2Environments Elective
Architecture Design Studio: Water (recommended)
Construction AnalysisEnvironments ElectiveBreadth
Year 3Semester 1Architecture Design Studio: AirConstruction DesignModern Architecture: MoMo to PoMoBreadth OR Environments Elective
Semester 2Architecture Design Studio: FireEnvironmental Building SystemsBreadth OR Environments Elective (Formative Ideas in Architecture  recommended)

*This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

First-year subjects
Enabling subjects
Major subject
Elective subject
Breadth subject
Free points
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