The Master of Architecture is a focused, professional degree and is required to become a practising architect. It is the second of two degrees, undertaken after the successful completion of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture or equivalent. This course is an innovative and flexible professional degree. Through a non-sequential structure, which allows students to select from a range of core and elective subjects, it gives students choice regarding their professional specialisation that can best serve them in their future careers. Architectural design subjects enhance a critical understanding of architecture as both a discipline with an existing body of knowledge and a set of practices that continuously challenge and add to that body of knowledge. Research is undertaken as a preliminary to design decision-making, during design and in reflection on design development. Architectural practice subjects prepare students for expanded practice in emerging media and markets, contemporary business practice and global economies and within challenging social, environmental, political and regulatory contexts. Students who complete a Master of Architecture and subsequent practical experience are eligible to become registered architects.

Course Fee:

Australian: $55,008
International: $64,416

Entry Requirements:

UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Design in Architecture who have attained an overall WAM of 65 (credit average) or above are eligible for an offer. All other applicants must provide: a digital portfolio in PDF format consisting of their architectural projects from previous studies, professional or creative work a 2-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates their experience; a personal statement of 300 words (maximum) in PDF format addressing their reasons for wishing to undertake the program. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.


This course comprises 96 credit points, made up of 24 credit points of core architectural practice subjects, 48 credit points of architectural design subjects and 24 credit points of electives.

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The Master of Architecture is a qualification accepted for candidates seeking to take the professional examination of the NSW Architects Registration Board and Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA), as a prerequisite for registration under the provision of the Architects Act administered by the NSW Architects Registration Board, and to professional membership of the institute.

Who for:

Students with previous qualifications in architecture

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