Architecture and Urban Environment

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The study of the art and science of planning and designing public, commercial, industrial and residential buildings, and their interiors. It includes the study of planning and designing built environments. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the structural, aesthetic, operational and environmental aspects of building design, and the interaction between humans and the built environment.

Course skills

Architecture and Urban Environment develops skills in:

  • monitoring construction to ensure compliance with specifications
  • preparing architectural scale drawings and specifications for design and construction
  • devising and recommending land use and development options.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


  • Architects and Landscape Architects

    Architects and Landscape Architects design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and landscapes.

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  • Urban and Regional Planners

    Urban and Regional Planners develop and implement plans and policies for the controlled use of urban and rural land, and advise on economic, environmental and social factors affecting land use.

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