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Gain the knowledge and skills to become a practicing architect
In the Master of Architecture you will gain:
- Cutting-edge skills to help advance built environment design
- Grounding in architectural history, theory and technology so you create innovative architecture, relevant to time and place, people and culture
- 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
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.
The Master of Architecture is delivered through hands on design studios and specialist technical subjects.
The design studios comprise 50% of the program and culminate in a research thesis. The studios 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.
The studios are both project focused and research-led with an emphasis on rigorous analysis and the creative production of ideas.
Beyond the design studios, you will specialise in one or more of the following areas through your choice of elective subjects:
- Asia/Pacific architecture
- Digital architecture
- History and conservation
- Production, practice and sustainability
- Society and culture
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.
Graduates from the Master of Architecture at MSD have gone on to work at many firms in Australia and across the world including:
The Master of Architecture meets the requirements of the professional associations listed below and undergoes a regular formal review process to ensure the quality and relevance of the program.
- Australian Institute of Architects
- Architects Registration Board of Victoria
- Commonwealth Association of Architects
Completing an accredited degree means you enter the workforce with a stamp of quality on your CV. In a competitive market, an accredited degree is an assurance of quality to employers and an advantage for you. For us, it means we continually strive to improve the quality of the degree in order to retain accreditation. So, you know you are getting the most up-to-date and innovative educational experience.
MSD offers both two-year and three-year Master of Architecture programs. Click here for detailed information on the program structures
Our Faculty of leading industry professionals and academic staff help make the University of Melbourne number one in Australia and number nine in the world for graduate employability
View the admissions requirements and application process for both the two-year and three-year Master of Architecture programs