Built environment

built environment student creating a model

Join an interdisciplinary community of practice

When you study at UNSW School of Built Environment, you’ll join a world-renowned school within the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture in Sydney. You’ll be part of a community with students, staff and industry professionals from across diverse built environment disciplines, reflecting real-world professional relationships and partnerships. 

Benefit people and the planet

As part of our community, you’ll understand the wider impact of your work, and the role of the built environment in challenges such as climate change, health and well-being. From public spaces to public transport, or building design, your work could improve the lives of millions. You’ll learn to design with purpose and sustainability in mind so you can shape our built environment for the benefit of people and the planet.  

Prepare for career success

Our built environment degrees balance hands-on experience with academic success, which is why our students are known for their employability. UNSW is ranked 4th in Australia and 35th globally for Architecture and Built Environment (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2024).

Study with us 

Your study options are flexible and include bachelor degrees, honours programs, graduate certificates and diplomas, postgraduate  and postgraduate research. You can study full-time or part-time across a range of built environment study areas, adapting your study to your lifestyle and goals. These include:   

●       computational design 

●       city planning

●       construction management 

●       property and development 

●       industrial design

Whatever you choose to specialise in, your broad understanding, hands-on skills, and industry experience will empower you with the confidence to succeed in the industries of the future.