Highlights

  • Develop advanced understanding in architectural design and research, contextual studies,  technology and science, and professional practice.
  • Serve communities through practitioner engagement with designing, promoting and overseeing sustainable built environments.
  • With practical experience, graduates are eligible to take the Architectural Practice Examination and become an architect in Australia.

Highlights

  • Develop advanced understanding in architectural design and research, contextual studies,  technology and science, and professional practice.
  • Serve communities through practitioner engagement with designing, promoting and overseeing sustainable built environments.
  • With practical experience, graduates are eligible to take the Architectural Practice Examination and become an architect in Australia.

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What to expect

The Master of Architecture enables development of advanced understanding in architectural design and research, contextual studies, technology and science, and studies for professional practice.

The moral and ethical purpose of architectural practice is to serve communities through practitioner engagement with designing, promoting and overseeing the procurement of built environments that sustain and celebrate human occupation.

A focus on sustainable systems and the application of advanced digital design tools to address sustainability is driving the architectural curriculum at QUT.

This course is a one year Master of Architecture. 

Careers and outcomes

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of Architecture meet the academic requirements for graduate membership of the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA). Graduates who have also completed 3,300 hours (approximately two years) of practical architectural experience under the supervision of an architect, (at least 12 months postgraduate and in Australia) will be eligible to undertake the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) Architectural Practice Examination (APE) which, if successful, will enable the graduate to be eligible for registration with any Architect Registration Board (ARB) in Australia.

Possible careers

  • Architect

Details and units

To meet the course requirements for this course, you must complete a total of 96 credit points, made up of:

  • Two research-based 'design studios' (24 credit points each)
  • Four core units (12 credit points each).

The two '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 96 credit points, made up of:

  • Two research-based 'design studios' (24 credit points each)
  • Four core units (12 credit points each).

The two '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
DE80
CRICOS code
056390G
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 years full-time
If starting in February you can choose to enrol part-time and finish in 2 years.
Duration
1 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Entry requirements

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

Additional information

All current DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies) graduands will automatically receive an offer to start DE80 Master of Architecture within three weeks of the current semester results being released.

All other applicants must apply for DE83 Master of Architecture.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

QUT's Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) or Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies); or

A completed recognised 4 year full-time bachelor degree in architecture comparable to QUT’s Bachelor of Design (Honours) program.   Applicants applying on this basis must submit prior course information and a digital portfolio. Please refer to the application documentation requirements for details; or

A completed recognised 3 year full-time bachelor degree in architecture plus at least 1 year of recognised postgraduate architecture studies comparable to QUT’s Bachelor of Design (Honours) program. Applicants applying on this basis must submit prior course information and a digital portfolio.  Please refer to the application documentation requirements for details.

Application 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). Please submit the following with your application:

  1. Prior architecture course information including course overview and  subject syllabus in English; and
  2. A digital portfolio which must include the following:

  • 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;
  • 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, South Africa, 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.

2022 fees

2022 fees

2021: $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.

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