12 months
31960 USD/year
5682 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Advance your research into architecture and related fields through in-depth investigation at masters level with this Master of Architecture - Sustainable Design from University of Auckland. 

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The Master of Architecture - Sustainable Design from University of Auckland is a research-based programme that allows you to further develop your personal interests, choosing to specialise in either architecture or sustainable design. 

Your study will be self-directed, with support from an academic supervisor from our nationally and internationally recognised staff, featuring leading practitioners, designers and scholars.


While MArch graduates often look to build a career in research and academia, you can also contribute to the industry as a designer, project manager, consultant or client liaison. Graduates have been known to utilise their creative thinking in other fields, such as film or web design.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academic
  • Architectural historian
  • Architectural researcher/writer
  • Building industry consultant
  • Building technologist
  • Cultural adviser
  • Design-based librarian or archivist
  • Digital design professional

Programme Structure

Possible research topics could include:

  • Building envelope design
  • Design practices for sustainable outcomes
  • Energy efficiency in new and existing buildings
  • Indoor environmental quality, including thermal and visual comfort, and indoor air quality
  • Integration of renewable resources 
  • Sustainable building technologies and materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Research 120 points
  • You must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or at least a one-year postgraduate degree following a three-year undergraduate degree. This study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and in the field of architecture or design. You will need a GPE of 5.0. 
  • You must also submit a research proposal. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31960 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5682 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5682 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$7,917.60 – $9,565.20
  • International: NZ$44,526

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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