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Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

Combine design with urban development to create the landscapes, building and interior spaces of the future, and carve out a career in the planning, design and construction industries. We offer the widest range of design disciplines and is the second largest provider of design courses in the country. Our design degree prepares students to have adaptable and resilient capabilities to design, think critically, and effectively communicate and collaborate to realise their ideas, in diverse situations.From first semester, you will be immersed in a hands-on creative environment and supported to start developing your own style and build your portfolio throughout your degree. Collaboration with students from other design disciplines is encouraged and reflects real design practice. You'll work in fully-equipped workshops with 3D printing, laser-cutting and the latest technologies. End-of-year showcase events and exhibitions are an important feature of your course, and are celebrated by friends, family, and industry guests from the design community. You'll have direct connection to industry experts through teaching and tutoring staff, and guest lecturers. With opportunities for international exchange and study tours, field trips to real design projects, work integrated learning and internships with industry partners, you'll get the experiences you need to lay the foundations for your career.




  • architecture/construction management
  • architecture/quantity surveying and cost engineering
  • architecture/urban and regional planning
  • interior architecture/construction management
  • landscape architecture/urban and regional planning

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent.


Architecture: This course, along with the following Master of Architecture course, has received full accreditation from the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, and full recognition from the Australian Institute of Architects. Graduates qualify for membership of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), the professional body for Australian designers. Interior architecture: Design/Interior Architecture Educators' Association of Australia and New Zealand (IDEA. Urban Development: The Australian Institute of Building; The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors; The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; The Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia; The Planning Institute of Australia.

Study pathways

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Design (Architecture), students will be eligible to apply for entry into the Master of Architecture. Upon completion of the Master of Architecture and the required period of practical experience, graduates are eligible to sit for registration as an architect in Australia. Pathways to Master of Teaching (Secondary) and Master of Philosophy are also available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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