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Why study at DAB?

International focus

UTS Design, Architecture and Building students will graduate to work in design, construction and property industries that operate on a global scale. Trends and ideas from overseas influence local practice while career opportunities don’t stop at international boundaries.

That’s why our students get to learn about the people, projects and places that make the world’s great cities shine. They do this both in the classroom and on location.

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International connections

All our lecturers have strong international connections: Interior & Spatial Design students will benefit from a close relationship with the University of Vienna while our Built Environment academics have access to some of Asia-Pacific’s biggest property industry players. Examples like these are why our classes and studios have a truly international perspective and global pedigree.

Global Studios

The Global Studio program runs across all DAB design and architecture degrees and involves our academics leading elective study tours to international destinations.

Students get to visit iconic places, work on projects with local institutions, and meet outstanding professionals and practitioners.

Here are just some of the destinations our studios will visit in 2015:

  • London
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Milan
  • Hong Kong
  • Prague
  • Berlin
  • West Timor
  • Vietnam
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nepal
  • Bali
  • Scandinavia
  • Annecy, France
  • Venice, Italy
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  • India
  • Kefalonia, Greece

A number of these global studios have received funding from government sources and UTS’s BUiLD program, meaning travel grants are available. For example, up to 20 students undertaking the 2015 Interdisciplinary Design Innovation Lab in Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia will benefit from a $40,000 New Colombo Plan grant.

In addition, students taking the Construction for Developing Communities elective will have the opportunity to volunteer to work on building projects in disadvantaged communities in Australia and overseas.

Global Studio building a house in Cambodia

Students from Construction for Developing Communities building a house in Cambodia