Master of Architectural Engineering

    • CRICOS Code: 089660F

    Course overview

    • 42 months full time / 7 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Start Year Intake - March


    As a Master of Architectural Engineering student, you will gain an internationally-recognised qualification in the architectural, engineering and structural design of buildings. The degree is highly transferable across industries in different countries. You will be taught by a world-class group of experts drawn from the Melbourne School of Engineering and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Linkages between the study programs will be explored via a dedicated architectural engineering capstone/thesis subject. The final year is fully integrated, which means you bring together your skills and knowledge from both disciplines and use them to work on a practical project.

    The Master of Architectural Engineering aims to provide:

    • Advanced knowledge of the principals of engineering underpinning the provision of infrastructure and of the principals of design based on architectural history, theory and contemporary practice
    • Knowledge of current practice contexts, including environmental, technological, regulatory and project-delivery systems
    • The technical and creative skills to design and produce outputs that demonstrate an appreciation of economic, environmental issues, social and cultural issues as well as building systems and materials
    • The ability to think strategically at different environmental and urban scales.

    3.5-year stream

    4-4.5-year stream

    For graduates with an undergraduate degree in architecture or civil/structural engineering.

    For undergraduate engineering graduates with a non-civil/ structural background. Applications will be considered case-by-case and the course duration will be determined at the time of the application.


    • Semester 1 only

    Part-time considered on an individual basis. Part-time available only after the first year.


    • Semester 1 only

    Part-time considered on an individual basis. Part-time available only after the first year.

    Preparing your portfolio

    The Melbourne School of Design invites you to hear from Donald Bates, Chair of Architectural Design, and our student ambassador Nivedita about how to prepare your design portfolio on Thursday, 4 June.

    Register for webinar