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Planning and building sustainable solutions for our communities and cities

Studying architecture, construction or planning at Griffith, you'll learn from industry professionals and complete work placement as part of your degree. Our practice-led design studios and strong focus on sustainability form our degrees, giving you a richer learning experience.

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Study architecture, construction and planning at Griffith

Ranked in the world’s top 150

In the prestigious 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, Griffith is ranked in the world's top 150 for architecture and built environment.

Focused on sustainability

Our architecture, construction and planning degrees incorporate studies of sustainability and social responsibility, considering communities and the environment in planning, design and construction. Our interdisciplinary approach considers global issues in the built environment, with a focus on those issues that impact our region and South East Asia.

Strong industry connections

Our degrees are developed in conjunction with our industry advisory board, ensuring the degree meets the needs of industry and that our graduates have the skills employers want. With industry placements as part of your study, you'll gain the insight and skills needed to excel in the industry.

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Career opportunities

Our architecture, construction and planning degrees span a range of careers. Depending on your degree, you may find opportunities in urban planning and design, architecture, construction or research.

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Montannia Chabau-Gibson

Griffith planning student

As a passionate environmental advocate, Montannia chose to study planning at Griffith so she could focus on both the urban and environmental aspects of planning.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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