About Us

The Bachelor of Computational Design is a 3 year undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales.

Apply cutting edge digital technologies to design responsive, interactive spaces

Computational design combines architecture and design, and computer science and engineering to the way design content is imagined, created, fabricated, delivered and displayed.

Advancements in 3D modelling, material science and digital fabrication have created a demand for designers who can use these technologies and unleash the power of computers to produce and present technical and aesthetic solutions to the challenges in the built environment.

With this degree, you will be empowered with a new understanding of digital technologies and their application within the built environment. You will take part in projects spanning across industrial design, architecture, construction, urban design and planning disciplines. You will learn cutting-edge computer design skills and digital technologies including3D modelling through the use of gaming and graphics technology, digital geometry and parametric design, responsive environments, as well as form making and fabrication using 3D printers and laser cutters.

During the 3rd year of study, you will be exposed to working on real-life projects set by industry partners such as Cox, Arup, Hassell, BVN, Bates Smart, PTW Architects, Grimshaw etc. Should your approach to the projects be chosen by our industry partners, you will have the opportunity to explore the project development directly with the firms in question. Many of our graduates have been offered full-time employment upon graduation as a result of these industry connections.

ACADEMIC PROFILES

Associate Professor
M. Hank Haeusler
Director of CoDe
Dr.
Yannis Zavoleas
Senior Lecturer
Dr.
Nicole Gardner
Lecturer
Cristina Ramos Jaime
Associate Lecture

COURSES

YEAR 1

        Term 1

CODE1110
Computational Design Theory 1

ARCH1142
Architectural Communications 1

        Term 2

CODE1240
Computational Design 2 (Intermediate)

CODE1161
Design Computing

        Term 3

CODE2121
Computational Design 3 (Advanced)

BENV2001
Emerging Digital Technologies

CODE2170
BIM Modeling

YEAR 2

        Term 1

CODE2132
Computational Design 4 (Proficiency)

CODE1210
Computational Design Theory 2

CODE1231
Ubiquitous Cities

        Term 2

CODE2120
Building Data

CODE1230
Urban Data

        Term 3

CODE2230
Human Machine Learning

CODE2250
Advanced Digital Fabrication

CODE2270
Design Information Modeling

YEAR 3

        Term 1

Open Elective
Possible Intl. Exchange

General Elective
Internship Through Elective

BEIL0014
Digital Making

        Term 2

CODE3100
Digital Collaboration Studio

CODE3131
Responsive Environment Studio

BEIL0015
Digital Design Foundations

        Term 3

CODE3201
Graduation Project (Theory)

CODE3202
Graduation Project (Practice)