The top 3 Architecture and Building unis in Australia for 2017 are

  1. Deakin University
  2. University of New England
  3. University of South Australia

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • faculty size (student numbers)
  • student satisfaction with architecture and building courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

Architecture and Building definition

Architecture and Building includes Architecture and Urban Environments, and Building and Construction.

Detailed study areas: Architecture, Urban Design and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and Interior and Environmental Design, Building Science and Technology, Building Construction Management, Building Surveying and Building Construction Economics.

Deakin University

The School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin tops the subject rankings for Architecture and Building in 2017.

The School has gets solid ratings on all indicators (size, satisfaction and graduate salaries).

University of New England

The Geography and Planning study area at UNE is one of the best in Australia.

Planning students and graduates have the highest satisfaction rate (87%).

University of South Australia

The School of Art, Architecture and Design at UniSA is ranked among the top 3 in Australia for Architecture and Building.

The School is large and achieves a good satisfaction rate (82%).

Overall Rankings

RankUniversityStudentsSatisfactionGrad salaryPoints
1 Deakin University1,53783%$51,383223
2 University of New England33587%$59,452205
3 University of South Australia1,65882%$47,176201
4 University of New South Wales2,77178%$45,564199
5 University of Newcastle1,56879%$49,774188
6 University of Technology Sydney2,04475%$42,830172
7 Bond University41083%$48,318172
8 RMIT University3,09679%$37,073172
9 Western Sydney University1,46378%$48,440168
10 Curtin University2,14170%$52,870163
11 Griffith University70184%$37,060150
12 CQUniversity36375%$68,276144
13 Queensland University of Technology2,28575%$42,093129
14 University of Queensland86077%$28,953111
15 University of Canberra56271%$42,349100
16 University of Sydney1,60566%$32,83699
17 Swinburne University of Technology30073%$33,17449

Updated: 31 October 2016

Universities with small sample sizes for satisfaction or salary components are omitted from overall ranking.

1. Architecture and Building Faculty Size

UniversityStudentsUndergraduatePostgraduateInternational
RMIT University3096 2828 268 809
University of New South Wales2771 2161 610 798
Queensland University of Technology2285 2282 3 181
Curtin University2141 1855 286 496
University of Technology Sydney2044 1405 639 356
University of South Australia1658 1330 328 204
University of Melbourne1629 0 1629 702
University of Sydney1605 818 787 409
University of Newcastle1568 1267 301 214
Deakin University1537 929 608 396
Western Sydney University1463 1362 101 53
University of Western Australia1066 638 428 179
Southern Cross University1039 3 1036 404
University of Queensland860 609 251 155
Griffith University701 603 98 79
University of Adelaide660 351 309 276
University of Canberra562 437 125 95
Monash University507 411 96 96
University of Tasmania415 299 116 146
Bond University410 155 255 230
CQUniversity363 363 0 0
University of New England335 246 89 21
Swinburne University of Technology300 297 3 75
Macquarie University156 115 41 22
La Trobe University135 80 55 34
Victoria University127 76 51 9
James Cook University110 92 18 4
University of Southern Queensland91 91 0 0
University of the Sunshine Coast78 66 12 0
Charles Darwin University55 55 0 15
Edith Cowan University49 49 0 7

Source: uCube Higher Education Statistics (Category: Architecture and Building)

2. Student Course Satisfaction

UniversityGraduatesStudentsOverall
University of New England83%90%87%
Griffith University83%84%84%
Deakin University85%81%83%
Bond University84%81%83%
University of South Australia81%83%82%
Monash University72%82%79%
University of Newcastle79%78%79%
RMIT University78%78%79%
Western Sydney University77%81%78%
University of New South Wales76%79%78%
University of Queensland77%77%77%
University of Technology Sydney74%76%75%
CQUniversity77%73%75%
Queensland University of Technology73%77%75%
Swinburne University of Technology75%71%73%
University of Tasmania74%70%72%
University of Canberra67%76%71%
University of Adelaide75%67%71%
Curtin University71%70%70%
University of Western Australia73%67%69%
La Trobe University67%67%
University of Sydney67%66%66%
Macquarie University63%64%

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

Universities are ranked by student and graduate satisfaction. For further details, see Course Ratings by Students.

3. Indicative Graduate Salaries

UniversityEmployedStudyingOtherSalary
CQUniversity92%4%3%$68,276
University of New England86%3%11%$59,452
Curtin University62%20%18%$52,870
Deakin University54%29%17%$51,383
University of Newcastle65%12%22%$49,774
Western Sydney University79%11%11%$48,440
Bond University77%11%11%$48,318
University of South Australia48%32%20%$47,176
University of New South Wales68%13%19%$45,564
University of Technology Sydney55%22%23%$42,830
University of Canberra55%25%21%$42,349
Queensland University of Technology62%16%23%$42,093
RMIT University49%16%34%$37,073
Griffith University46%20%34%$37,060
Swinburne University of Technology51%6%43%$33,174
University of Sydney51%20%29%$32,836
University of Queensland49%15%37%$28,953

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for:

  1. low incomes of unemployed graduates
  2. earnings potential of graduates doing advanced studies.

For further details, see Graduate Salaries by University.