Highlights

  • Study your Master of Architecture and join QUT’s 100-year history of architectural education.
  • Learn from practicing architects who are passionate about sharing their industry experience and knowledge.
  • Develop advanced understanding in architectural design and research, contextual studies, technology and science, and professional practice.
  • With practical experience, fast track your career and take the Architectural Practice Examination to become an architect in Australia.
  • Our globally recognised program is accredited by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, giving you the seal of approval employers are looking for.

Highlights

  • Study your Master of Architecture and join QUT’s 100-year history of architectural education.
  • Learn from practicing architects who are passionate about sharing their industry experience and knowledge.
  • Develop advanced understanding in architectural design and research, contextual studies, technology and science, and professional practice.
  • With practical experience, fast track your career and take the Architectural Practice Examination to become an architect in Australia.
  • Our globally recognised program is accredited by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, giving you the seal of approval employers are looking for.

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What to expect

The course is a two-year Master of Architecture.

The Master of Architecture builds upon your undergraduate architectural knowledge, providing you with advanced understanding in architectural design and research, contextual studies, technology and science, and studies for professional practice.

Throughout your course, you’ll learn from practicing architects and leading researchers with strong local and international industry connections.

Our curriculum employs a strong focus on sustainable systems and the application of advanced digital design tools to address sustainability at every stage of the architectural process.

Upon graduating, you’ll meet the academic requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Architects. Graduates who have also completed two years of practical architectural experience, of which at least one year is postgraduate architectural experience, will be eligible to undertake the Architectural Practice Examination, enabling you to be eligible for registration with any Board of Architects in Australia.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Architecture meet the academic requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Architects. Graduates who have also completed two years of practical architectural experience, of which at least one year is postgraduate architectural experience, will be eligible to undertake the Architectural Practice Examination, which will enable the graduate, if successful, to be eligible for registration with any Board of Architects in Australia.

Possible careers

  • Architect
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Architectural technician
  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sustainability Design Consultant
  • Urban Designer

Details and units

To meet the course requirements for this course, you must complete a total of 192 credit points, made up of:

  • four design studio units (24 credit points each)
  • eight core units (12 credit points each).

The four design studio units form the cornerstone of this course and emphasise authentic learning by doing, collaborative approaches to knowledge building, and project-based approaches to learning.

To meet the course requirements for this course, you must complete a total of 192 credit points, made up of:

  • four design studio units (24 credit points each)
  • eight core units (12 credit points each).

The four design studio units form the cornerstone of this course and emphasise authentic learning by doing, collaborative approaches to knowledge building, and project-based approaches to learning.

Requirements

Course code
DE83
CRICOS code
099089A
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Duration
2 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Entry requirements

You must have one of the following:

2 year program

  • A recognised Australian 3-year architecture bachelor degree with a GPA of 4.5 (or equivalent); or
  • A recognised Australian 3-year architecture bachelor degree plus six months full-time (or equivalent) relevant Australian professional experience under the supervision of a registered architect; or
  • A recognised overseas three-year architecture bachelor degree plus an approved design portfolio; or
  • Any completed degree plus passed the entire first year of a recognised Australian 3-year Master of Architecture (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.5 (or equivalent).
Current QUT Architecture degree graduands

Current QUT Architecture graduands from a design single or double degree with a GPA of 4.5 or better will automatically receive an offer within three weeks of course completion.

1 year program

  • Completed Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies) or the 4-year Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) at QUT; or
  • A recognised Australian 3-year architecture bachelor degree plus passed (at least) the entire first year of a recognised Australian 2-year Master of Architecture (or equivalent); or
  • A recognised overseas 3-year architecture bachelor degree plus passed at least one year full-time (or equivalent) of recognised postgraduate architecture studies plus an approved design portfolio; or
  • Any completed degree plus passed at least the entire first two years of a recognised Australian 3-year Master of Architecture (or equivalent).
Current QUT Architectural Studies graduands

Current QUT Architectural Studies graduands from a design honours degree will automatically receive an offer within three weeks of course completion.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

Australian qualifications

2-year program

You can apply if you have a completed recognised 3-year architectural design bachelor program that leads to an Australian AACA accredited masters course, with a GPA of 4.5 (or equivalent).

Successful completion of one of the following QUT courses:

  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (DE43) with a GPA of 4.5 or better
  • Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (DE43) and six months relevant professional experience
  • Bachelor of Design - International (Architecture) (DE45) with a GPA of 4.5 or greater
  • Bachelor of Design - International (Architecture) (DE45) and six months relevant professional experience
  • Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) (DE40).

 

1-year program

Successful completion of QUT’s DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies). 

Prior to 2023, graduates of QUT's DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies) can progress into the Master of Architecture (DE80) one year program.  

From 2023, graduates of QUT's DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies) can progress into the Master of Architecture (DE83) one year program.

International qualifications

A completed recognised 3-year architectural design bachelor program, with a GPA of 4.5 (or equivalent), and with approved portfolio of design work.

If you are applying on this basis, you must submit prior course information and a digital portfolio. Refer to the application and documentation requirements for details.

Application and documentation requirements

Your portfolio, prior course content and your academic transcripts will be assessed to determine if you have met the course learning outcomes comparable to QUT’s Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies). Submit the following with your application:

  • prior architecture course information, including course overview and subject syllabus in English.
  • A digital portfolio, which must include:
    • A minimum of 4 projects. Ensure that your architectural design abilities are well represented in the portfolio.
    • Fully documented design projects with a proper set of plans, sections, elevations and perspectives (photos of models optional), for each project included.
    • Samples of your university design assignments (architectural design projects) from the highest year levels of design studio that you have completed. The intent of the portfolio is to illustrate your highest level of skill development during your previous studies.

Your portfolio should not include samples of design projects completed for professional work (university studies only).

Portfolios must be in English and submitted in digital form (preferably PDF) with your application.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: CSP $8,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2023 fees

2023: $35,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: CSP $8,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $34,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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