Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Design

  • CRICOS code: 105515M

Course overview

  • 4 years full time / 8 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


The Master of Architecture combined with the Master of Urban Design creates professionals who can design buildings, public and private spaces with an understanding of the city within the context of social, environmental and economic concerns.

The program aims to provide you with:

  • a sustainable outlook with the ability to use new materials and technologies to create environmentally sustainable buildings;
  • the ability to draw on studies within urban design to develop knowledge for the design of interconnected infrastructure for our towns and cities;
  • a grounding in architectural history and theory and technology that leads to the creation of innovative architecture.

You will 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 and spaces.

By combining the Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design as a double degree, our students complete two professionally accredited graduate programs in a reduced timeframe. This gives them a true competitive advantage and broader career options.  Dual accreditation also offers a distinctive signal to employers and industry and enhances our existing graduate reputation for strong leadership and strategic thinking skills, embedded in our expertise in providing a world-class built environment education influencing Melbourne and cities globally for over 150 years.

If you’re looking for networks to help with internships and job opportunities, or the funds to help you get to Melbourne, we have scholarships and bursaries to get you connected overseas and get you to Melbourne when you can. Find out what you may be eligible for.