Why study the Master of Architecture

The Master of Architecture (MArch) is the second stage of obtaining a professional qualification in Architecture. It builds on the core skills developed in the BArchDes. Architecture is a dynamic and demanding profession, making a positive contribution to the shaping of our built environment and our culture. The essential skill of an architect is the ability to design buildings and spaces with an inherent concern for human living and working environments.


Entry requirements


BArchDes from UQ or an approved degree (with GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale) OR
BArchDes from UQ or approved degree (with GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7 point scale), and 6 months professional experience (subject to approval of Executive Dean).
Applicants holding qualifications other than BArchDes (UQ) must submit a portfolio of designs.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Architecture are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Architecture. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.

Practicals, placements and internships

Applicants with a BArchDes from UQ or approved degree, with GPA less than 4.5 will be required to complete 6 months professional experience (subject to approval by the Executive Dean).

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Institute of Architects

Accreditation body

The Master of Architecture is accredited by:

  • Board Of Architects Of Queensland And The Australian Institute Of Architects

While this program may be accredited by an official industry body in Australia, completing this degree may not result in automatic accreditation for graduates. Please contact the relevant association for details.

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Architecture have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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