I can only comment on the FBE. How CRAPPY is it! If you look at the international stage, the stuff we learn at university is laughable. Residential housing for final year design? taught by the HEAD of architecture? are you fucking serious.
The FBE(UNSW) is also changing their course to a 5 year masters instead of bachelors. WITH no change in the course, just the fucking name. How fucking lame is that. People who did exactly the same course as us will get a bachelor of design arch and masters of architecture.
Seriously. If you are thinking about doing architecture and if its at all possible to do it in europe or the states then go! If you must stay, goto RMIT or USYD, atleast they have laser cutters. The FBE decided to close down its library and give all the books AWAY!
The only bright spot in the FBE and a couple forward thinking professors but they are stretched thin so there's hardly any chance for them to teach studio.