24 months
28098 USD/year
6430 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Architecture (Professional) from Auckland University of Technology you will study to prepare yourself for a career as a registered architect.


Architecture (Professional) from Auckland University of Technology focuses on the relationship between people and their environments. Study architecture at AUT and gain an understanding of the critical, ethical, aesthetic, social cultural and technological components of architecture and the design of sustainable future environments.

You’ll develop a critical approach to architectural design, become familiar with architectural history and contemporary architecture practice, and learn to apply Te Aranga Māori design principles to your work.


The Master of Architecture (Professional) has been designed to meet the academic accreditation requirements for registration as an architect in New Zealand. Subject to accreditation by the Australian and New Zealand Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure (ANZ APAP) and an approved period of practical experience, graduates will be eligible to take the professional practice interview to become registered architects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Wānanga Design Studio: Strategy
  • Wānanga Design Studio: Resolution
  • Architectural Practice: Histories and Theories of Practice
  • Transdisciplinary Research Methods
  • Architectural Practice
  • Business and Entrepreneurship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on availability.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have completed the Bachelor of Architecture and Future Environments or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in courses at level 7; or equivalent
  • May be required to submit a portfolio of work and/or attend a selection interview
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28098 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28098 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6430 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic: 8,807 NZD per year
  • International: 38,480 NZD per year

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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