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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 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5429
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42576 (2023 indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
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

36 in the world for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

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

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)

$52K–$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
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in architecture.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

OR

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in architecture, plus 6 months full-time post-graduate work experience in an architectural environment (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. If you hold a qualification other than the Bachelor of Architectural Design from UQ, you must have a grade point average GPA of 5.0 in each of the 2 most recent design courses in architectural studies, at either bachelor or master level.
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in architecture.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

OR

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in architecture, plus 6 months full-time post-graduate work experience in an architectural environment (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. If you hold a qualification other than the Bachelor of Architectural Design from UQ, you must have a grade point average GPA of 5.0 in each of the 2 most recent design courses in architectural studies, at either bachelor or master level.

Relevant work experience

Relevant work experience includes work in:

  • architecture, construction, drawing and architectural design.

Work experience might occur outside of standard architectural practice, for example working for a council or government body, or consulting company.

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

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

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

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.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Reduced fee (CSPs)

We offer a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for this program based on academic merit. We allocate CSPs based on academic merit after the closing date for applications and before Orientation.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $42,576

2023

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)

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

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

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.

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