Last night hundreds of prospective high school students and their parents got the chance to talk to UNSW Built Environment Dean, Professor Alec Tzannes AM, discipline directors and current students about their study options at the Parent and Student Information evening.

Multi award winner and practicing architect, Dean Professor Alec Tzannes AM shared information about his experience, challenges and rewards as an architect to students interested in the profession.

Directors of the architecture, planning, landscape architecture, industrial design, interior architecture and construction management disciplines answered questions asked by students and their parents.

During his presentation, Dean Professor Alec Tzannes AM introduced UNSW Built Environment’s two new degrees, the Tongji/UNSW dual architecture degree and the Computational Design (CoDe) degree, attracting much interest from the audience.

The alternative admission scheme was also introduced, offering students the opportunity to have their skills and talent recognised as an application option for 2015.

The event, held in the Gallery on the ground floor of the Red Centre West Wing had a very positive turn out, with many students and parents leaving with an understanding of where a career in the built environment can take them and how studying at UNSW and the faculty of Built Environment can get them there.

Information about our degrees is available here and alternative admission here. Further information can be obtained by emailing

For more details about our degrees, UNSW Built Environment will hold its annual Open Day on 6 September 2015. Click here for the full program of events.