• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

This professionally accredited two-year course focuses on the contemporary issues informing urban architecture and promotes the processes of urbanisation in architectural research.

Accredited under a process administered by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, the course will arm you with the professional and intellectual knowledge and skills needed to practice architecture nationally and internationally. You will even fine-tune your expertise in related careers, such as urban design and heritage, and can choose to pursue additional studies leading to a PhD in a range of topics, including architectural history, urban planning or digital architecture.

Study a Master of Architecture course at University of Canberra and you will:

  • understand analytical and theoretical approaches to site, context, program and technologies
  • propose formal, spatial and programmatic resolutions for major urban scale projects
  • demonstrate an understanding of the complex and challenging social, ethical, environmental, political and regulatory contexts within which architectural practice is carried out
  • display an advanced ability to respond to and develop a client brief, scope of work and detailed design proposals up to the start of construction
  • debate the importance of the interconnections of architecture with its cultural, theoretical, technical and historical contexts.

Work Integrated Learning

A large proportion of the Master of Architecture course is delivered in collaboration with the local architecture industry – particularly through the degree’s advanced studio units which are taught in collaboration with local practitioners. You will study ‘live’ projects and will have opportunities to network with industry leaders and emerging architects from national and local architecture firms and government agencies who will be invited to assess interim and final studio reviews of your architectural work.

Career opportunities

  • Architect
  • Architectural technologist
  • Architectural heritage specialist
  • Building designer
  • Building scientist
  • Urban designer
  • Policymaker
  • Architectural journalist, researcher or educator
  • BIM modeller
  • 3D renderer
  • Project manager

Accreditation

Accreditation by the Australian Institute of Architects, and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architecture Studio 
  • Architecture Practice 
  • Advanced Technology 
  • Advanced History & Theory 
  • Design and Architecture Research Methods
  • Design and Architecture Research Project 
  • Architecture Laboratory 
  • Overseas Study in Design and Architecture 
  • Advanced Technology 
  • Design and Architecture Professional Placement 
  • Special Studies in Design and Architecture 
  • Contemporary Issues in Design & Architecture 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Entry into this course requires a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, or equivalent, and a credit (or above) grade average in the architecture design studios in the second and third year of the undergraduate degree. 
  • If the credit (or above) grade average is not met a portfolio, submitted with the application, that indicates the design ability of the candidate may be used to determine admission eligibility. 
  • Other students with an Architecture degree or equivalent may be admitted on permission of the course convener.
  • CRICOS Code: 059960J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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