Computational Design (BA) at The University of New South Wales

The Computational Design (BA) course at The University of New South Wales equips students with practical and theoretical computational design skills.


School: School of Built Environment, The University of New South Wales
Course: Computational Design
Location: Sydney, Australia
Course dates: February 2022 to December 2023
Application deadline: 30 November 2021

The Bachelor of Computational Design at UNSW is a three-year full-time degree that prepares you for a career designing future solutions in the built environment through technology.

Studying this degree, you'll think critically and creatively and see your design solutions brought to life through studio-based classes.

You'll learn to approach challenges differently through design-thinking and apply cutting-edge technologies, including 3D modelling, digital geometry, and parametric design, responsive environments, form-making, and robotic and digital fabrication using 3D printers and laser cutters.

Supported by our open and inclusive Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, you'll join an interdisciplinary community of practice.

Alongside a diverse group of creative and built environment students, staff, and industry professionals, you'll work to solve real-world problems.

In your third year, you'll complete a project set by our industry partners, meaning you'll graduate with a professional portfolio and the industry connections to launch your career.

The key features and subject areas in this degree will see you explore diverse aspects of computational design through problem-solving, theory, and practice.

These include: Optimisation and Decision Support, Smart and Ubiquitous Cities, Responsive Environments, Digital Fabrication and Robotics, Gaming and Visual Representation, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Computational Design Theory.

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Top image: Centaur Pod Pavilion, a student project jointly developed with Arup Engineering.


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