BE in Review 2023/24

View our annual compilation of research and education highlights from UNSW School of Built Environment, covering Architecture, Construction, Planning, Design and more.

Students at exhibition
Top 35
in the world for Architecture and Built Environment

QS World University Rankings, 2024

Joint 1st
in Australia for Architecture, Building and Urban and Regional Planning

Australian Research Council’s 2018 ERA – Excellence in Research in Australia

employable students

AFR Top100 Future Leaders Awards, 2023

Our study areas


Create inspiring architecture of social and environmental value. Work with award-winning architects and academics to learn how to design buildings for individuals, communities and sustainability.
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Construction management and property

Learn to construct in a smart and sustainable way. Gain knowledge across construction technologies, construction and project management, project procurement and contracts, and property development.
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City planning

Play a pivotal role in decisions shaping a sustainable and inspiring future for our cities and regions. You’ll gain the skills to tackle sustainability, climate change issues and social inequality.
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Computational design

Learn how to apply cutting-edge digital technologies to produce and present technical and aesthetic solutions to challenges in the built environment.
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Interior architecture

Gain the skills to influence people’s lives through the interior environments they inhabit. Collaborate with professionals and develop creative solutions from the scale of individual rooms to cities.
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Landscape architecture

Become an ambassador for landscapes and landscape systems. Learn to plan and design landscapes large and small and create sustainable spaces that meet the needs of humans and all living species.
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Industrial design

Explore the technical aspects of design with how things are used and experienced by people in diverse settings, and learn about the design process, visual communication, technology and materials.
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Research & impact

Engagement and impact

UNSW School of Built Environment is internationally renowned as a leader in urban and spatial research. Partner with us today and create a sustainable future for tomorrow.

Research clusters and groups

Built Environment’s research clusters reflect existing and emergent research strengths within the school and across disciplines. Our research priority theme of the design, delivery and management of 21st century cities is reflected in our clusters and groups.

Student achievements

Our students have achieved many great things during their time at UNSW School of Built Environment, and after graduation. Here is a selection of recent news stories demonstrating the broad range of our students’ talents, abilities and connections to industry both locally and globally.

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