Coursework

Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Planning

  • CRICOS Code: 105516K

Where will this take me?

Overview

Accreditation

The Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning meet the requirements of the professional associations listed below and both degrees undergo a regular formal review process to ensure the quality and relevance of each program.

Architecture:

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

Urban Planning:

  • Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

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.

Career outcomes

The Master of Architecture / Master of Urban Planning double master degree provides graduates with a solid foundation for a future career in architecture, urban planning and the built environment, or provides a platform for students from industry to strategically develop expertise for further career development.

"As a graduate working in architecture, it’s essential to understand the context within which a building is situated to fully realise its design potential. I work with engineers, consultants and historians and I think being able to empathise and collaborate with industry is one of the key things I learned." Ariani Anwar, Master of Architecture graduate, John Wardle Architects
"I think I had always been fascinated by the way that humans interact with each other, and the way that communities form and prosper. When I started my undergraduate degree, I was exposed to a lot of urban planning content, and I realised that this great field existed that would allow me to explore both elements of human geography, and physical design and organisation. I chose to pursue the Master of Urban Planning to build on this knowledge, as well as to learn some of the more practical skills that would be required to work as an urban planner." Claudia Lombard, Master of Urban Planning graduate, Tract Consultants

Once you have completed the double master degree, you will be well positioned to work for private architecture firms, government departments, local councils, institutional bodies, project management firms, research institutions, specialised consultancies, trade specialists or set up your own practice working on residential, commercial and institutional projects.

The private and public sectors in Australia and internationally employ our graduates in an increasing range of areas, including urban planning and design, environmental and transport planning consultancy, property development, and housing and community advocacy. There are also opportunities in tertiary education and research.

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

Some of the organisations our graduates work for are:

  • Architecture
  • Architectus
  • AECOM
  • Moonee Valley City Council
  • Parks Victoria
  • Yarra City Council
  • Bates Smart
  • Billard Leece Partnership
  • CHT Architects
  • ClarkeHopkinsClarke
  • Cox Architecture
  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Casey
  • City of Boorondara
  • Darebin City Council
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
  • DKO Architecture
  • Elenberg Fraser
  • Ethos Urban
  • Fender Katsalidis Architects
  • Grimshaw Architects
  • GHD Woodhead
  • HASSELL
  • Hansen Partnership
  • Hayball
  • Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
  • John Wardle Architects
  • MGS Architects
  • Moreland City Council
  • NH Architecture
  • Plus Architecture
  • Six Degrees Architects
  • SGS Economics and Planning
  • SJB
  • Tract Consultants
  • Urbis
  • Woods Bagot
  • Wyndham City Council
  • Victorian Planning Authority

Our graduates work as:

  • Architect
  • Graduate Architect
  • 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
  • Senior Planner
  • Project Officer
  • Town Planner Urban and Regional Planner
  • Strategic Planner
  • Statutory Planner
  • Transport Planner
  • Planning Policy Advisor
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Precinct Planner
  • Policy Officer
  • Urban Planning and Design Consultant

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.