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Deakin University

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Master of Architecture

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Architecture expands your knowledge in architecture, design and innovative strategies through creativity.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
S700, 059382E
Intake Months
Jun

About this course

The Master of Architecture expands your knowledge in architecture, design and innovative strategies through creativity. You will develop skills through advanced study of critical architectural futures and its integration of current cultural studies, environmental resiliency, sustainable design, technological advancement and social and theoretical issues. This prepares you for contemporary professional practice.

You'll also undertake studies of ethical, evaluative and research frameworks which underpin the architecture field.

You'll have access to Deakin's impressive a+b studio, open 24/7, providing an open plan space to work collaboratively and develop your projects.

Fabricate models in our state-of-the-art architecture workshop and experiment with technology, materials and processes. The workshop is fully equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers and traditional tools and machinery.

Want to gain advanced practical skills through real-world projects?

You will also have the opportunity to work closely with construction management students, creating a multidisciplinary learning experience that stands out to potential employers. Graduates of the Master of Architecture may find employment opportunities in private architectural practices, government organisations and private companies in property development, building and design.

The Master of Architecture is an important step in progressing you towards becoming a registered architect. Upon graduation and the completion of two years of work experience under the supervision of a registered architect, you will then be eligible to present for registration with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Australian Institute of Architects.

Our location in Geelong gives us a unique environment to explore urban and regional issues at multiple scales of projects. We are positioned to connect the city to regional Victoria through our learning experiences and research, creating opportunities to examine our community's sustainability and resiliency through our design-based investigations.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in architecture with a WAM (or equivalent average grade indicator) of 65 or higher OR
  • Bachelor degree in architecture with a WAM (or equivalent average grade indicator) between 55 and 64, AND portfolio of relevant work and personal statement OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

Graduates will be required to complete an additional two years of work experience under the supervision of a registered architect in order to present for registration with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Australian Institute of Architects.

Course structure

To complete the Master of Architecture, students must attain 16 credit points, which must include the following. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 9 core units (12 credit points)
  • 4 course elective units (four credit points - chosen from the available list)
  • Completion of SRA710 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Recognition of Prior Learning applicants must comply with the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment rule for admission and selection for postgraduate award (coursework) courses.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Architecture & Building courses at Deakin University.
80.6%
Overall satisfaction
85.6%
Skill scale
72.3%
Teaching scale
79.4%
Employed full-time
$64k
Average salary