Architecture (Tongji-UNSW Dual Degree)

Introduction to the Program

The Architecture (Tongji-UNSW Dual Degree) at Tongji University is a four year undergraduate degree program taught in English.

Students will spend the first three semesters in Tongji University and the fourth to seventh semesters in University of New South Wales and the eighth semester back in Tongji University.

About Tongji University

Tongji University is one of the leading universities in China underdirect administration of Ministry of Education, listed on “Project 985” and “Project 211”. With a history of over a century, Tongji has valued the balanced development of four functions, i.e. education, research, outreach, and culture inheritance and innovation. For more info visit the Tongji University page here.

About the Program

The College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University and the Faculty of the Built Environment of the University of New South Wales are now working together to establish 2+2 dual bachelor degrees program in Architecture. Teaching team is led by Prof. Glenn Murcutt from University of New South Wales, the only laureate of Pritzker Architecture Prize (Nobel Prize in Architecture) from Australia and Prof. Zhang Yonghe from Tongji University, who served on the judging panel of Pritzker Architecture Prize and received the Academy Award in Architecture from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Students will graduate with bachelor degrees from both universities and are also eligible for architect qualification examinations in China, Australia and other commonwealth countries.

Objective of the Program

The specialized education ought to meet the needs of state building, internationalized education and social development in the future. Students should have a solid professional foundation, wide knowledge and high comprehensive quality. They should master basic theories; basic knowledge and basic design methods of the architecture science, and possess professional qualities of a qualified architect, remarkable hands-on abilities and an international perspective. They should also strive to be creative pioneers in new fields and professional leaders in the architecture field.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Over 18 years old, high school graduate or above, non-Chinese citizen, and in good health.
  • High school graduation.
  • English Language Certificate IELTS : 6.5 and above (MIN. 6.0 in each subtest), TOEFL (IBT): 90 and above, or other certificates that can prove equivalent English language proficiency.

Application Deadline

May 31st


Architectural Design Studio (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6),Art History, Studies of Form and Material (1),(2),Building Mechanics, Building Structure, History of Architecture, Introduction to Design Theory, Theories of Architectural Origin, Design Fundamental, Mapping the City: Morphology, Image and History,Building Information Modeling, Structure & Construction, Computation, Graphics and Geometry, Art Workshop, Environment, Architectural History + Theory, Chinese Building Codes and Disasters Prevention in Architecture, Graduation Project

Tuition Fees

Tongji-UNSW Dual Degree in Architecture fees


The International Students Service Centers is located on three campuses of Tongji University independently. They are all facilitated with telephone sets, toilets, showers, air-conditioning, public kitchens, classrooms, and business services such as duplication, fax and e-mail sending, typing and air-ticket and train ticket booking are offered. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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