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What will I learn?

The Master of Architecture aims to provide you with:

  • Highly developed skills to manage an architectural practice and lead or work within cross-discipline project teams
  • A sustainable outlook with the ability to use new materials and technologies to create environmentally sustainable buildings
  • A grounding in architectural history, theory and technology that leads to the creation of innovative architecture.

Students undertake a sequence of intensive design studios culminating in a research thesis. In the studios, students cover architectural design in the context of the creative invention of architectural futures, integrating aesthetic, technological, programmatic, environmental and social issues in the production of buildings. Students can take elective subjects in areas such as digital architecture, history and conservation, production, practice and sustainability, and society and culture.

2-year or 3-year streams available

The Master of Architecture offers you flexibility so you can take a two-year program if you already have a three-year undergraduate degree in Architecture or the three-year program if your first degree is not in architecture and you are making a career change.

Career outcomes

"As a graduate working in architecture, it’s essential to understand the context within which a building is situated to fully realize its design potential. I work with engineers, consultants and historians and I think being able to empathize and collaborate with industry is one of the key things I learned."

Once you have completed the program, you can go on to work as an architect in private firms or government departments, or set up your own practice working on residential, commercial and institutional projects. You may also move into related careers such as industrial design, furniture design, interior design, landscape design, urban design, urban planning, facility management, project management and development, and conservation and heritage management.

Our graduates work as:

Architect, Graduate Architect, Studio Director, Project Lead, BIM Manager, Associate, Design Leader, Design Strategist, Project Architect, Architecture Visualizer, Project Architect and Urban Designer, Senior Design Architect, Parametric Designer, Technical Director, Heritage Consultant, Interior Designer, Interior Architect, Computational Designer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$44,512.00 (24,21,763) per year
Indicative total course fee: AUD $1,40,324
Start date

25 July 2022


The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,



3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

2-year stream

An undergraduate degree in architecture with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65% (University of Melbourne equivalent);

3-year stream

An undergraduate degree in any discipline with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65% (University of Melbourne equivalent).

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November.

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