Graduate degree pathway

How to become an architect

Standard entry

1. Undergraduate degree

First up you need to meet the entry requirements for the undergraduate degree.

2. Graduate degree

The Master of Architecture also has specific prerequisite and grade entry requirements to be considered for entry. Specifically, a design portfolio in a format specific by the selection committee, a personal statement, one design studio subject and one art, architecture, built environment or design history subject at a undergraduate level, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65%.

Graduate Degree Packages

The University also offers guaranteed entry to high–achieving domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia based on your ATAR.   More information on Graduate Degree Packages.

Graduate Degree PackageATAR CSP VTAC Course Code International Fee Paying VTAC Course Code Other selection hurdles
Bachelor of Design/Master of Architecture 97.00+ 3800510431 3800510433 WAM 65%+

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.


The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

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