Built Environment


If the sight of a beautiful building, brilliantly designed room or impeccable landscape makes your heart sing, UC’s Bachelor of Built Environment is the degree for you.

We offer a range of engaging courses, including:

  • Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture)
  • Bachelor of the Built Environment (Landscape Architecture)
  • Bachelor of the Built Environment (Interior Architecture)

Become a confident leader in the world of architecture and develop a well-rounded body of work across fantastic study areas while undertaking Work Integrated Learning opportunities to further your professional design experience.

With established industry leaders guiding every facet of your study from theory to studio design, you’ll graduate work-ready and with an enviable edge in a competitive national and international job market.



for graduate employment rate

UC’s graduate employment rate is 89%, which is above the national average, and higher than all the Go8 universities

2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report

TOP 2%

of all universities

UC has been named in the top 2% of universities worldwide

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019


for full-time employment and starting salaries

UC ranked #1 in the ACT for full-time employment and starting salaries

Good Universities Guide 2019


Where better to learn about the world of architecture than Canberra–an internationally recognised model city globally renowned as a buzzing centre of design invention?

As a Built Environment student, you will:

  • Develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a studio environment made for collaboration and creative practice
  • Pitch original architectural design proposals using innovative industry-standard creative technologies
  • Put your passion into practice with Work Integrated Learning, including internships and work placements

Be part of our community

Japan-UC Faculty Led Program

Undertake research and fieldwork in major Japanese cities, and gain course credit for studying international architecture. Develop a unique compilation folio that will make you stand out from the crowd.


If you’re a proud design nerd, you belong in the UC Student Architecture Society. ARCLUB bridges the gap between industry and students, creating exciting opportunities to network and share architectural work and achievements.

Nepal Community Rebuild Program

Join other building and construction management students on a trip to Nepal to rebuild, educate, and assist children within a local Nepali community.

Meet your teachers

Urša Komac


Urša Komac

Ms Komac is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Canberra as well as a notable architect both here and abroad.

Assistant Professor Komac holds a PhD from Barcelona and is a registered architect of Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia. Ms Komac has taught history of architecture and design in Barcelona, Boston and Sydney. Her areas of interest include architectural education, heritage, public space, and architecture and the city.

The Assistant Professor has received a number of awards including the Piranesi Award for the Rest Areas for the bicycle paths in the Slovene Karst, 9th place in the International Biennial of Landscape Architecture, and a nomination for the Mies van der Rohe award in 2017.

Erin Hinton

Interior Architecture

Erin Hinton

Erin is Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture and a Lecturer for Architecture at UC, while simultaneously completing her PhD in Urban Design and Analysis.

Assistant Professor Hinton's research explores alternative perceptions of the urban condition and the emergent role of spatial otherness.

Ms Hinton’s body of work includes collaborations on projects like Mocan & Green Grout at the heart of the New Acton Precinct, BentSpoke Brewing Company in Braddon and Ona on the Lawns at Manuka.

Recently, Ms Hinton won the prestigious Emerging Architect Prize, recognising her contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement.

Dr Saeed Banihashemi

Building and Construction Management

Dr Saeed Banihashemi

Dr Saeed Banihashemi is the Assistant Professor of Building and Construction Management at the University of Canberra.

Prior to joining UC, Dr Banihashemi taught in universities and worked in construction companies across the Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.

Dr Banihashemi has patented a new method of monitoring construction project sites through data analytics application; published a book on the integration of Industrialised Building System with Building Information Modelling; and authored and co-authored more than 40 research articles and book chapters on topics covering Building Information Modelling, sustainable built environment, sustainable project management, parametric design and data analytics in the construction industry.


UC is the perfect place for practical creatives who love making projects and getting involved. By diving into real work and work-like experiences, you’ll expand your professional network and show future employers that you’re job-ready and raring to go.

WIL is integrated into all Built Environment degrees. Engage with leading design professionals and industry practitioners at local, national and international firms and gain valuable architectural experience by participating in real projects.

Hema Patel

UC promoted a healthy level of competition and collaboration that has enabled me to confidently put forward my own views and ideas in a professional setting. The experience has been completely invaluable to me progressing as a young architect.

Kate Shepherd
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture & Master of Architecture

Learn more about studying at UC


Explore UC's Built Environment degrees, add courses to your favourites, compare your selections and share with your friends and family.


Choosing where and what you study is a big decision. We have dedicated staff ready to answer your questions.

apply today

There is no better time to turn your future dreams into your reality. Start today and you could be one of the first students to experience one of our new future inspired courses.

back to top