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Master of Architecture

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
1 year full-time
1 year full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
056390G

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.
  • This course is suitable for graduates from a 4 year architecture degree. A new proposed 2 year Master of Architecture, suitable for graduates from a 3 year architecture degree, is planned to be offered for 2022.

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.

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.

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 suitable for graduates from a 4 year architecture degree. A new proposed 2 year Master of Architecture, suitable for graduates from a 3 year architecture degree, is planned to be offered for 2022.

Career outcomes

Career 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

Requirements

Course code
DE80
CRICOS code
056390G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 1 years full-time
  • 1 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February and July

Academic entry requirements

Successful completion of QUT's:

  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies) (DE42); or
  • Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) (DE40) or

A completed recognised:

  • 4 year architectural design Bachelor program that is accredited by the AACA; or
  • 4 year architectural design Bachelor non-accredited program (international programs). You may be asked to submit a portfolio of design work.

Current Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) (DE40) and Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies) (DE42) graduands will automatically receive an offer to start the Master of Architecture (DE80) within three weeks of the current semester results being released.

All other applicants must apply directly to QUT.

Applicants who have a three year qualification must complete QUT's Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies) or a comparable AACA accredited program.

Applications for Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies) are made via QTAC. Please visit the QTAC website for application closing dates and how to apply information.

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.

Note

Applicants who do not satisfy entry requirements for the Master of Architecture course may be considered for a pathway via the Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies), leading to the Master of Architecture.

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, Singapore, 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.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
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.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

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

2019

2019: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $31,500 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.

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.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Creative Industries International Scholarship

We offer merit-based scholarships for high-achieving international students who have accepted their offer and been admitted into an undergraduate course.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

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