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Graduate Diploma in Designed Environments - GDipDE

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On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


120 credit hours

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Enhance your knowledge of how the built environment is designed by completing a GDipDE in an area of architecture you haven't studied before.

This 120-point Diploma provides a way to add depth to your BAS or BBSc or similar degree, and can act as a stepping stone to Master's study. If you're already working in the industry, the Diploma will give you up-to-date professional development in your area of interest.

Choose from a variety of specialist learning options in areas within the built environment including architecture, landscape, and building science.

You'll study a combination of courses from 200 to 400 level. The Diploma gives you the flexibility to choose courses that fit your career goals, and can help you decide on a topic for your Master's research if you intend to do a Master of Architectural Studies.

Entry criteria

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related subject, and portfolio.

Proof of English proficiency

To be accepted into this programme you will need one of the following:

IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0

TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing

Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)

EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5

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