Architecture and urban environment
Architecture and urban environment is the study of the art and science of planning and designing public, commercial, industrial and residential buildings, and their interiors. It includes the study of planning and designing built environments.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the structural, aesthetic, operational and environmental aspects of building design, and the interaction between humans and the built environment.
Courses in Architecture and Urban Environment develop skills in:
- monitoring construction to ensure compliance with specifications
- preparing architectural scale drawings and specifications for design and construction
- devising and recommending land use and development options
This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Urban Design and Regional Planning
- Landscape Architecture
- Interior and Environmental Design
- Architecture and Urban Environment, n.e.c.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.