Master of Architectural Engineering

    • CRICOS Code: 089660F

    Where will this take me?


    Students who complete the Master of Architectural Engineering will:

    • Be able to address current and future issues that occupy the interdisciplinary space between the two professions.
    • Use a grounding in history, theory and technology to create innovative designs that are relevant to time, place, people and culture
    • Ability to manage professional practice and work within teams
    • Ability to use resources materials and technology in a way that is responsible and sustainable
    • Ability to draw on multi-disciplinary knowledge to show creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice.
    • High-level personal autonomy and accountability
    • Ability to plan and execute a substantial piece of scholarship.


    • Advanced knowledge of the principles of engineering underpinning the provision of infrastructure.
    • Advanced knowledge of design based on architectural history, theory and contemporary practice.
    • Knowledge of current practice contexts, including environmental, technological, regulatory and project-delivery systems.
    • A knowledge of research and design-research methodologies and methods, including empirical and advanced research methods drawn from the sciences and humanities relevant to the disciplines of architecture and civil engineering.


    • The cognitive and creative skills to develop and evaluate a design concept that demonstrates the exercise of theoretical reflection, critical choice, imagination and professional responsibility, through the exploration, testing and refinement of different technical and aesthetic alternatives.
    • Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in the fields of engineering and architecture
    • The technical and creative skills to produce output that demonstrates an appreciation of economic factors, environmental issues, social and cultural issues, building systems and materials.
    • The technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions, professional and business decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
    • The skills to generate design and contractual documentation that clearly conveys information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences and that enables a project to be realised.
    • Development of skills in research principles and methods relevant to engineering and architecture
    • Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice related to architecture and engineering

    Application of knowledge and skills

    • Demonstrate application of knowledge and skills in the fields of engineering and architecture, and an ability to operate effectively across the disciplines.
    • Use of cross-discipline knowledge to solve problems that span interdisciplinary space in professional practice
    • The ability to think strategically at different environmental and urban scales
    • The ability to establish and evaluate requirements and priorities in new project situations and contexts
    • The ability to work individually and collaboratively to prepare and deliver a project
    • The ability to prepare, structure, schedule, evaluate and deliver a substantial research or design­ research project.
    • Cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice of engineering and architecture.

    Generic skills

    • An ability to evaluate and synthesise research and professional literature
    • Advanced skills and techniques applicable to the areas of engineering and architecture
    • Well-developed problem-solving abilities, characterised by the flexibility of approach
    • Advanced competencies in professional expertise and scholarship
    • A capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations
    • An advanced understanding of the international context and sensitivities of professional practice in architecture and engineering
    • An appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of original research
    • A capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work
    • A profound respect for truth and·intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship
    • An appreciation of the ways in which advanced knowledge equips the student to offer leadership
    • The capacity to value and participate in projects which require team-work and problem-based collaborative learning
    • An understanding of the significance and value of their knowledge to the wider community
    • A capacity to engage where appropriate with issues in contemporary society, and
    • Advanced working skills in the application of computer systems and software and a receptiveness to the opportunities offered by new technologies.