Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Cultural Heritage

  • CRICOS code: 105513B

Course overview

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


The Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage is a unique cross-disciplinary and industry-oriented program for students who are passionate about the social and cultural dimensions of the built environment in the 21st century. Combining this area of specialisation with the accredited Master of Architecture gives you the ability to express your creativity whilst developing a complementary and rigorous background in heritage, history and culture.

This program aims to provide you with:

  • highly developed skills to manage an architectural practice and lead or work within cross-discipline project teams;
  • a sustainable outlook with the ability to use new materials and technologies to create environmentally sustainable buildings;
  • a grounding in architectural history, theory and technology that leads to the creation of innovative architecture;
  • the ability to significantly interpret, manage and conserve urban and cultural heritage within global cities and communities.

Students undertake a sequence of intensive design studios culminating in a research thesis. In the studios, students cover architectural design in the context of the creative invention of architectural futures, integrating aesthetic, technological, programmatic, environmental and social issues in the production of buildings. Students can also take elective subjects in areas such as digital architecture, production, practice and sustainability, and society and culture.

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