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Master of Architecture (from 2022)

Develop advanced understanding in architectural design and research.
Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
2 years full-time
2 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July

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.
  • Applications for this course will open in 2021. If you'd like to apply for an earlier intake, you can apply for our Master of Architecture (DE80).

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 will start in 2022. If you'd like to apply to start studying earlier, you can apply for our Master of Architecture (DE80).

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 two year Master of Architecture, with the first intake commencing in 2022.

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

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
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
2 years full-time
Duration
2 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Academic entry requirements

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 (Honours) (Architectural Studies) (DE42)
  • Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) (DE40).

You can also apply if you have one of the following completed, recognised qualifications:

  • a three-year architectural design bachelor degree program that leads to an AACA accredited course, with a GPA of 4.5 (or equivalent)
  • a three-year architectural design bachelor non-accredited program (international programs) with a GPA of 4.5 (or equivalent). You may be asked to submit a portfolio of design work.

QUT Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (DE43) and Bachelor of Design - International (Architecture) (DE45) graduands with a GPA of 4.5 or better will automatically receive an offer for DE83 Master of Architecture within three weeks of course completion. All other applicants must apply directly to QUT.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

Australian qualifications

2-year program

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).

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

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.

Pathway options

If you do not satisfy entry requirements for the Master of Architecture, you may be considered for a pathway via the Bachelor of Design (Architecture), 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 Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your 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.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 21

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.

2020 fees

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

2020 fees

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.

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Applications closed

We're not accepting applications for this course until 2021.

You can currently apply for our Master of Architecture (DE80), if you're looking for a similar course.

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