Master of Architecture

The University of Melbourne

This program prepares graduates for employment as architects. The program is studio based and students can take a research subject which may enable progression to further studies as a PhD candidate. Graduates will be equipped with the creative and critical thinking skills to to help advance built environment design, manage an architectural practice and lead or work within cross-discipline project teams, and the ability to use new materials and technologies to create environmentally sustainable buildings.

Course Fee:

Australian: $113,389
International: $129,631

Entry Requirements:

300 point program: undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent; completion of one design studio subject and one subject in art, architecture, built environment or design history at an undergraduate level, or equivalent; personal statement; design portfolio. 200 point program: undergraduate degree with a major in architecture or architectural studies and a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent; personal statement; design portfolio.


The program can be taken as a 200 or 300 point stream depending on academic background. Students entering the Master of Architecture from a non-cognate discipline will undertake the 300 point stream. Students entering the Master of Architecture from a cognate discipline with 100 points of advanced standing will undertake the 200 point stream.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Entry (with advanced standing) will be offered on a case-by-case basis. School leavers applying for the Bachelor of Design at the University of Melbourne can secure a place in the Master of Architecture at the same time through the Graduate Degree Packages program, subject to meeting entry requirements.


Australian Institute of Architects; Architects Registration Board of Victoria; Commonwealth Association of Architects.

Who for:

Graduates who want to gain an accredited degree in architecture

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 6 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 3 years
Numbers aren’t always important. But when you graduate from a university that's ranked one of the world’s best, you’ll share that reputation. Not just after graduation but long after you leave.


Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.


Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019


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