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Master of Architecture

Overview

Develop the advanced design, technical and professional skills relevant to the practice of architecture and advancing originality and creativity in the field.

The Master of Architecture is the second stage required to obtain a professional qualification in architecture, and builds on your core skills developed as an undergraduate.

Through your masters study at UQ you'll gain a greater understanding of why architecture is such a dynamic and demanding profession, making a positive contribution to the shaping of our built environment and our culture.

You'll also hone the essential skills of an architect, and your abilities to design buildings and spaces with an inherent concern for human living and society.

You can choose from a range of courses that will develop your ideas about contemporary architectural practice. You'll challenge your thinking through topics such as housing and density, civic buildings and public space, and commercial architecture.

Throughout the program you'll learn from professional architects and leading researchers who have strong local industry links and work to advance the discipline of architecture internationally.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5429
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$40640 (indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5429
CRICOS Code
060311K
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at UQ's School of Architecture, a national leader in architectural education and research that's renowned for pushing the envelope of innovation.
  • Engage in a well established program fully accredited by all Australian state and territory architect registration boards who are recognised around the world.
  • Prepare for a dynamic profession where you'll provide design solutions for the many questions facing our growing cities and changing environments.

Top 5 in Australia for architecture

ERA Outcomes 2018

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Fieldwork
  • Studios

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Contemporary Architecture Theory and Practice
  • Building Futures: Advanced Structures and Software
  • Architectural Practice: Business Management
  • Architectural Practice: Project Management

See all courses in this program

See program rules [PDF]

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Industrial sector architect 
  • Architectural designer
  • Project delivery architect
  • Practice manager
  • Architectural technician
  • Associate architect

Graduate salary

Architecture & building (postgraduate)

$50K–$60K

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Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Institute of Architects

Program accreditation

The Master of Architecture is accredited by:

  • Board of Architects of Queensland and The Australian Institute of Architects

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Architectural Design from UQ or degree equivalent to a standard Australian bachelor degree in Architecture with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale

OR Bachelor of Architectural Design from UQ or degree equivalent to a standard Australian bachelor degree in Architecture with a GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7 point scale and 6 months full time postgraduate work experience.

Applicants holding qualifications other than BArchDes from UQ must have a minimum GPA of 5 in each of the two most recent design courses in architectural studies at either Bachelor or Master level.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Architectural Design from UQ or degree equivalent to a standard Australian bachelor degree in Architecture with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale

OR Bachelor of Architectural Design from UQ or degree equivalent to a standard Australian bachelor degree in Architecture with a GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7 point scale and 6 months full time postgraduate work experience.

Applicants holding qualifications other than BArchDes from UQ must have a minimum GPA of 5 in each of the two most recent design courses in architectural studies at either Bachelor or Master level.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

Allocations of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for postgraduate programs commenced in 2019 are yet to be determined by the Australian Government. Once allocations are determined, offers for CSPs in this program will be allocated on the basis of academic merit. The first offer round for CSPs will follow the application closing date for on time applications. If further CSP places are available, there will be a second offer round prior to the commencement of the program. Once all CSPs have been exhausted, offers may be made on a tuition fee paying basis.

Accreditation and recognition of architecture programs is jointly conducted by the Board of Architects of Queensland and the Australian Institute of Architects. The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) maintains a listing of all accredited courses in Australia.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Architecture are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $40,640

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Architecture for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Architecture pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $28,640

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Architecture at 2021 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are offered for this program on the basis of academic merit. Once all CSPs have been exhausted, offers may be made on a tuition fee paying basis.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Additional costs

  • There may be additional course costs associated with travel or materials.
  • Books, technical notes etc (approx $150)
  • Consumables, paper, pens etc (approx $100-200)

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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