Architecture makes its way to Swinburne

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Jane Burry wearing glasses

Professor Jane Burry will oversee the introduction of architecture at Swinburne

In summary

  • Swinburne is introducing architecture courses
  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture) launching Semester 1 2018
  • Master of Design (Architecture) will follow first cohort of graduates  

For the first time in its history as a university Swinburne is introducing an architecture degree.

The new Bachelor of Design (Architecture) will launch in Semester 1 2018 at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus, while a Master of Design (Architecture) is due to follow the first cohort of graduates.  

“The role of the architect has changed so much over the past 50 years,” Dean of Swinburne’s School of Design, Professor Jane Burry says.

“We want our graduates to be future focused, preparing them to still be working in the industry in 40 years time.”

In response to a changing industry, Professor Burry wants Swinburne graduates to able to take the lead on projects.

“We want our architectural graduates to reclaim lost ground and take control of a project. We want our architectural graduates to be leaders.”

The new courses will have a focus on digital technology, sustainability, smart cities, social innovation and architecture that promotes or enhances health and wellbeing, says Professor Burry.

“The courses will build on Swinburne’s expertise across architectural practice, design, history and theory, construction, interior architecture, computer-aided design, sustainability, social housing policy and design for health.”

“The big message is, architecture for the 21st century.”

The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) will launch in 2018, and the Master of Design (Architecture) is planned to launch in 2021.

For more information, see: Built Environment and Architecture