Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Cultural Heritage

  • CRICOS code: 105513B

Where will this take me?



The Master of Architecture meets the requirements of the professional associations listed below and undergoes a regular formal review process to ensure the quality and relevance of the program.

  • Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Architects Registration Board of Victoria
  • Commonwealth Association of Architects

Completing an accredited degree means you enter the workforce with a stamp of quality on your CV. In a competitive market, an accredited degree is an assurance of excellence to employers and an advantage for you. It also means we continually strive to improve the standard of the degree to retain accreditation, ensuring you receive the most relevant and innovative educational experience.

Heritage skills are in great demand throughout Australia and globally, including the Asia-Pacific region. The Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage is designed to complement existing professional skills in areas such as architecture, planning, archaeology and history as well as provide a pathway to a new career in the management, conservation and interpretation of heritage. A pathway to Graduate Research is also an option.

Career outcomes

Upon graduation your skills you can be applied in a range of design roles both architectural and urban or planning in nature.  A dual qualification means you can choose to work as an architect or urban designer in private firms or government departments, or set up your own practice working on residential, commercial and institutional projects.

Urban design skills are in great demand throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region and your architectural qualification combined with a comprehensive knowledge of design for urban spaces will provide the opportunity to work locally and globally.

You may also move into related careers such as industrial design, furniture design, interior design, landscape design, urban planning, facility management, project management and development, and conservation and heritage management.

Some of the organisations our graduates work for are:

  • Architectus
  • Bates Smart
  • Billard Leece Partnership
  • CHT Architects
  • City of Port Phillip
  • ClarkeHopkinsClarke
  • Context
  • Cox Architecture
  • DKO Architecture
  • Elenberg Fraser
  • Fender Katsalidis Architects
  • Grimshaw Architects
  • Hayball
  • Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
  • John Wardle Architects
  • Lovell Chen
  • MGS Architects
  • The National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
  • NH Architecture
  • Parks Victoria
  • Plus Architecture
  • Six Degrees Architects
  • SJB
  • University of Stuttgart
  • Woods Bagot

Our graduates work as:

  • Architect
  • Graduate Architect
  • Heritage Officer
  • Heritage Consultant
  • Community Advocate - Built Heritage
  • Studio Director
  • Project Lead
  • BIM Manager
  • Associate
  • Design Leader
  • Design Strategist
  • Project Architect
  • Architecture Visualiser
  • Project Architect and Urban Designer
  • Senior Design Architect
  • Parametric Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Heritage Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Architect
  • Computational Designer

Supporting your next step in your career:

If you’ve completed your undergraduate studies at an Australian university, you’ll be automatically considered for a Melbourne Graduate Scholarship to support you starting the next chapter in your career.  There’s no need to apply, because we’ll assess your application and you could be eligible for A$5,000.

If you’re an international student, whether you're a new or current student, you could be eligible for a merit-based scholarships of A$10,000 or more, wherever you are in the world. Learn more about undergraduate study options or graduate study options.