The Diploma of Design and Architecture prepares you for the complete range of exciting degrees offered by the UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. Our student community enjoy a connected and collaborative learning environment, with a strong emphasis on practical design skills, creative thinking and concept generation.

There are two distinct streams offered: Architecture and Design. You will have the chance to study a combination of visual and spatial design, while taking core subjects in line with those offered at the UTS School of Architecture and the UTS School of Design.

Our program is packed with opportunities to explore your design passions whether it’s architecture, interiors, animation, graphics, products or fashion. The diploma culminates in a work-ready portfolio and collaborative final exhibition.

How do the diplomas compare?

Do you like to learn at a steady pace? Our Standard program delivers the same content as Accelerated, just spread out over 12 months. You'll find this ideal if you want to focus on your studies while enjoying your new life in Australia.
Fees$31,000

 FEE-HELP available for eligible domestic students.

Duration3 semesters (12 months)
CRICOS code082796B
Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic

If you do not meet the academic requirements consider our UTS Foundation Studies.

English

IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or UTS Insearch AE4 with pass grade.

If you do not meet the English requirements consider our English Language Courses or our Extended Diploma

GeneralImportant note on minimum age requirement: Students are expected to be at least 17 years of age when commencing diploma programs.

International students who have met the entry requirements aged 16 years of age at the time of UTS Foundation Studies course commencement are able to join that program providing a) they are also packaged with a UTS Insearch Diploma AND b) are 17 at the time the diploma commences.

Articulation to a UTS degree

International Students: Based on no more than two subject failures.

Domestic Students: Based on the required Grade Point Average.

Design Stream
Subjects
Architecture Stream
Subjects
Do you thrive under pressure? Our accelerated program is the fastest way to get into a UTS degree, but it's not for everyone. The workload is intense and you'll need to be dedicated to your studies to succeed.
Fees$31,000

 FEE-HELP available for eligible domestic students.

Duration2 semesters (8 months)
CRICOS code082795C
Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic

If you do not meet the academic requirements consider our UTS Foundation Studies.

English

IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or UTS Insearch AE4 with pass grade.

If you do not meet the English requirements consider our English Language Courses or our Extended Diploma

GeneralImportant note on minimum age requirement: Students are expected to be at least 17 years of age when commencing diploma programs.

International students who have met the entry requirements aged 16 years of age at the time of UTS Foundation Studies course commencement are able to join that program providing a) they are also packaged with a UTS Insearch Diploma AND b) are 17 at the time the diploma commences.

Articulation to a UTS degree

International Students: Based on no more than two subject failures.

Domestic Students: Based on the required Grade Point Average.

Design Stream
Subjects
Architecture Stream
Subjects
Do you want to build your English language skills while you study? Our Extended program offers the same subjects as the standard program, PLUS Academic English or Academic Communication. This is ideal if you want a confidence boost before taking the next step onto a UTS degree.
Fees$37,500

 FEE-HELP available for eligible domestic students.

Duration4 semesters (16 months)
CRICOS code080144K
Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic

If you do not meet the academic requirements consider our UTS Foundation Studies.

English

IELTS: 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands or UTS Insearch AE3 with pass grade.

If you do not meet the English requirements consider our English Language Courses or our Extended Diploma

GeneralImportant note on minimum age requirement: Students are expected to be at least 17 years of age when commencing diploma programs.

International students who have met the entry requirements aged 16 years of age at the time of UTS Foundation Studies course commencement are able to join that program providing a) they are also packaged with a UTS Insearch Diploma AND b) are 17 at the time the diploma commences.

Articulation to a UTS degree

International Students: Based on no more than two subject failures.

Domestic Students: Based on the required Grade Point Average.

Design Stream
Subjects
Architecture Stream
Subjects

Course intake & start dates

Semester 1 intake 11 March 2019 12 April 2019
Semester 2 intake 24 June 2019 26 July 2019
Semester 3 intake 8 October 2019 8 November 2019

Orientation dates

Semester 1: 11-15 March 2019
Semester 2: 24-28 June 2019
Semester 3: 8-11 October 2019
Semester 1 intake 9 March 2020 9 April 2020
Semester 2 intake 22 June 2020 24 July 2020
Semester 3 intake 6 October 2020 6 November 2020

Orientation dates

Semester 1: 9-13 March 2020
Semester 2: 22-26 June 2020
Semester 3: 6-9 October 2020