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What will I learn?

The accredited Master of Architecture program, when combined with relevant professional experience and successful completion of the Architectural Practice Examination, fulfils one of the pathways to register as an architect in Australia.

In the Master of Architecture, you will study architectural history, theory, research, management and law, and undertake professional practice.

This is a hands-on course that combines the understandings of design, science, technology, history and culture to ensure you graduate with a well-rounded set of skills. You’ll also undertake a major self-directed architectural thesis project in a specialised area of interest, to demonstrate research skills and gain practical experience.

Professional recognition

The Master of Architecture is the final stage of the five-year academic pathway to become a practising architect. The Architects Board of Western Australia recognises this two-year course combined with the three-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), or equivalent, as meeting their academic requirements for registration.
On completing the approved postgraduate practical experience, you will be eligible for associate membership of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Internationally, the course is recognised by the Board of Architects Singapore.

Career information

The future of architecture

Architecture has an increasing focus on sustainable design. Architects are required to think creatively about our built environment, and to apply critical thinking in digital design and technology.

Building information modelling (BIM), resilient architecture and community projects inform Curtin staff and student work, enabling graduates to address the future needs of the human experience in the built environment.

Industries

Architecture
Interior design
Urban and regional planning

What you'll learn

Demonstrate an understanding of the profession of architecture, its theoretical underpinnings and ways of thinking; apply specific discipline knowledge contained within the streams of Architectural Design, Professional Practice and Architectural Culture.
Think critically, creatively and reflectively in order to analyse and understand the specific needs of various parties involved in architecture in order to generate and create innovative solutions.
Conduct appropriate scholarly and professional research to access and analyse the diverse information needed to make informed, strategic design decisions.
Communicate information and ideas to diverse audience through visual, verbal and written communication techniques.
Recognise and understand the principles of a range of appropriate technologies and their suitable application within the profession of architecture.
Sustain intellectual curiosity that constantly strives, through self-directed learning, for innovation within the profession of architecture.
Synthesise a range of local, national and international issues and perspectives which influence the creation and practice of architecture.
Understand and value cultural and physical diversity and appreciate its significance in the creation of architecture.
Demonstrate a professional and ethical approach in the creation of architecture; work independently and in teams; create knowledge in a scholarly, creative and/or professional context through critical inquiry, research and project development.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

CRICOS

058728C

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,500.00 (17,57,707) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $65,700; Eligible applicants for the Access Support Scholarship will receive AUD $1500 one-off fee remission against their Semester 1 2021 tuition fees for programs at Curtin’s Western Australian campuses.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with an honours degree or a bachelor’s degree with a course weighted average of 65% are eligible for entry to the program. The application process is competitive and typically successful applicants have demonstrated a distinction average. Evidence of studies in human biology at university level is essential. Applicants without this background will have to complete additional units in this area before commencing the course. Applicants will also submit a personal statement that reflects relevant work experience and knowledge of the profession. Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 72. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 7.0; overall band score: 7.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21."

For international students

You must have a bachelor degree in architecture from a recognised institution. Entry to the course is competitive and academic achievement in the final two semesters of undergraduate study, or equivalent, is considered. A folio submission may also be required.

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 60; Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Curtin University

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