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Postgraduate Bridging Program (Architecture)

Approved Abbreviation: PGBridgPgm(Arch)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3768.1

CRICOS Code: 0101773

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

The bridging program is designed for students who wish to pursue postgraduate study in Architecture but don’t have a current undergraduate degree in Architecture.

Through studio based projects, industry placements, site visits and exposure to industry professionals, students will develop career relevant skills and insights to apply to their postgraduate study. Areas of foundational knowledge addressed in the program include architectural design, architectural history, construction technology, building regulations, urban studies, professional practice, professional communication, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

All studio units in this course are offered at Westmead campus and/or online.

Study Mode
One year full-time, two years part-time.

Course Advice

Dr Ursa
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above


Minimum admission requirements to this course are

A Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 5 or above


Submit a portfolio showing your past creative work, a short CV and a statement why you are interested in the program

Additional Information

Portfolio (PDF only) formatting and content requirements

  • Maximum 5MB file size
  • Colour or black and white
  • A4 portrait or landscape
  • No embedded hyperlinks. Static files only. No security or password protection on the file Cover sheet with your name, email address, and phone number and 100-word maximum description of the creative content, explanation of any exceptional circumstances, and articulation of why the field of architecture is of interest
  • Save the PDF file using the following name format: PGBP_Arch_SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_portfolio.pdf

For example, PGBP_Arch _SMITH_JOHN_portfolio.pdf

You must upload your portfolio, CV and statement to your UAC application or via direct application through the Western Sydney portal.

Refer to the Western Closing Dates page for application deadlines

Do NOT email documents to WSU.

Where any work is authored by more than just the applicant, this needs to be clearly identified and credited (such as collaborative projects).

Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an Interview.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

This non-award bridging program requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended sequence

All studio units in this course are offered at our new Westmead campus which will relocate and expand the Parramatta campus offerings.

Start Year Intake

Year 1


301197Architecture Studio - Fundamentals of Analogue Design
301226Residential Building
301283Design Graphics: Presenting Innovation


301316Architecture Studio: Urban Architecture
200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)
301227Non-Residential Building

Note: 301197 and 301316 are both 20 credit point units

Mid-year Intake

Year 1


301198Architecture Studio - Fundamentals of Digital Design
301226Residential Building
301227Non-Residential Building


301316Architecture Studio: Urban Architecture
301283Design Graphics: Presenting Innovation
200471Construction Technology 5 (Envelope)

Note: 301198 and 301316 are both 20 credit point units

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