UNSW has partnered with Tongji University in Shanghai to offer you an architectural education with a global focus. This unique dual degree, taught in English at both universities, prepares you for practice in both China and Australia, and provides a distinct advantage to progress your career at a global level.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Commencing Terms
Term 1
Duration (Full Time)
4 Year(s)

Overview

UNSW has partnered with Tongji University in Shanghai to offer you an architectural education with a global focus. This unique dual degree, taught in English at both universities, prepares you for practice in both China and Australia, and provides a distinct advantage to progress your career at a global level.You will graduate with a UNSW Bachelor of Architectural Studies and a Tongji University Bachelor of Science in Architecture. You are then eligible to apply for the UNSW Master of Architecture degree or postgraduate Architecture studies at Tongji.

Program Code
3264
CRICOS Code
083509F
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
192
Indicative Enrolments
13

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Entry requirements

Applicants will be assessed on a combination of higher school academic results, portfolio submission and an interview. 

Visit Built Environment's Tongji double degree page at https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/degrees/undergraduate/unsw-tongji-dual-degree-in-architecture for more info.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Pathway programs

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Full program structure

Potential Careers

  • Architect
  • Specialist architect
  • Building scientist
  • Architect in a multidisciplinary design practice
  • Architect in a government office

Accreditation

The UNSW-Tongji Dual Degree in Architecture is an undergraduate pathway to the professionally accredited postgraduate Master of Architecture, which has professional recognition from the NSW Architects Registration Board and Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA). To become a registered architect, you must also complete two years of professional work experience and undertake the professional practice exam.

How to apply

Step 1: Applicants must submit a digital portfolio to UNSW Built Environment via the portfolio submission page. The portfolio is a selected collection of creative work that will provide initial evidence of your talent and potential in visual art, design, conceptual thinking and craftsmanship. This portfolio should be considered as a summary of your best creative outputs. It must be a maximum of five pages A4 digital format. Hard copies will not be accepted. It is essential that the portfolio itself and all the work in it has been created by you.

Step 2: Successful applicants will be invited to a 30-minute interview with UNSW and Tongji staff at UNSW Kensington.

Step 3: After the interview, applicants must also submit an online application directly to the Tongji University website. For detailed instructions please consult the guide to submitting an online application. Applications for the Tongji dual degree in Architecture are not made through UAC (University Admission Centre).

A non-refundable application fee of $80USD applies upon submission of the formal application.

If you are successful at the interview stage and meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, you will receive an offer into the Tongji Dual Degree in Architecture. Upon successful completion of the first 1.5 years at Tongji University, Australian students will need to apply for their guaranteed place in Year 2 of the Built Environment Architectural Studies program through the UAC.

Key Dates:

Tongji's first semester starts in September. Offers will be made in January or July depending on when application is completed.

Tongji online applications open 15 November and close 31 May. If you are successful at the interview stage and meet the academic requirements, you will receive an offer into the Tongji Dual Degree in Architecture.

Applicants who have additional questions about the Tongji online application process should contact Hannah Dong at Tongji University at hannahdong@tongji.edu.cn.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$7,950*

Students enrolled in this special program undertake their first 1.5 years of study at Tongji CAUP following an academic curriculum jointly designed by Tongji CAUP and UNSW. This program fulfils the academic requirements of the first year (only) of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies at UNSW. Fees for courses undertaken in Tongji are payable to Tongji CAUP. Find out more here. Students then undertake second and third year studies at UNSW and completely follow the UNSW Built environment curriculum. Fees for second and third years are payable to UNSW and are calculated based on Student Contribution bands.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$41,280*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$85,040*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.