Master of Architecture

  • CRICOS code: 061224A

Course overview

  • 3 years full time / 6 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 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.

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 take elective subjects in areas such as digital architecture, history and conservation, production, practice and sustainability, and society and culture.

2-year or 3-year streams available

The Master of Architecture offers you flexibility so you can take a two-year program if you already have a three-year undergraduate degree in Architecture or the three-year program if your first degree is not in architecture and you are making a career change.

2-year stream

3-year stream

For graduates with an undergraduate degree in Architecture.

For graduates with a non-architecture undergraduate degree.


  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Part-time available


  • Semester 1 only

Part-time available only after the first year

Entry requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree with a major in architecture and a WAM of 65%+
  • Personal statement and design portfolio

Entry Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree with a WAM of 65%+
  • 1 design studio subject, and 1 relevant history subject (e.g. art, architecture, built environment, design) at undergraduate level
  • Personal statement and design portfolio

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