What will I learn?

Open to international students, the Monash architecture vertical double degree brings together our Bachelor of Architectural Design with the Master of Architecture to form a five-year specialist degree. This pathway has been specifically designed for international students, allowing you to move through the key academic stages required to register as an architect or professional in the built environment.

Work across the world

The Master of Architecture is accredited by the Architects’ Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and also recognised by the board of architects in Malaysia and Singapore.

Our course is also recognised by agencies and organisations in the Commonwealth Association of Architects including Canada, Mexico, Korea, America, China and 25 other countries.

This means your Monash Master of Architecture degree meets many architectural accreditation or validation systems enabling you to work around the world.

How our vertical double degree works

Step 1: The Bachelor of Architectural Design is the first stage on your journey to be an architect.

This stage will provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge in design where you’ll learn how to use the architectural processes of investigation and experimentation to explore materials, space and unexpected environments.

We’ll teach you how to use computer-aided drafting (CAD) software and develop CAD modelling and drawing skills in both two and three dimensions.

Step 2: Graduates from our Bachelor of Architectural Design are guaranteed entry for the Master of Architecture, which is the key to meeting the academic requirements which lead to registration as an architect.

In stage two you will undertake high-level study in specialised areas of architecture, from housing and urban design to digital practices. Through project based design studios you will gain exposure to leading design practices.

Career options

Registered Architect working across scales from homes to housing complexes, public facilities to entertainment precincts and urban design of cities.

Ability to become specialists in heritage buildings, sustainable design or disaster relief. Opportunities in government as policy advisors, project management, property or community development.

Graduates can branch out further to architectural writer, game and set designers, designing building components and other jobs which contribute to shaping the built environment.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

CRICOS

090745B

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,100.00 (US$ 31,163) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Venue

Caulfield campus

900 Dandenong Road,

CAULFIELD EAST,

Victoria,

3145, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50; TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21; Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

For international students

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Level A

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • The Gordon
  • Monash College
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