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Master of Architecture

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time or
equiv. part time

course codes
UTS: C04235v2
CRICOS: 061397B
View UAC codes

UAC codes

940110 PDFP (Autumn session, Spring session)
940120 CSP (Autumn session)

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 (C10004) 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.

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 (C10004) 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 aims

The course aims to produce graduates who are able to:

  • work collaboratively in local and international architectural practices of differing scale, structure and operation
  • be strategic and enterprising practice leaders
  • critically analyse, evaluate, question and engage in informed argument
  • communicate ideas effectively
  • extend knowledge and understanding through research skills and to transfer this creatively through the design process
  • put forward accurate and persuasive architectural proposals, and
  • apply ethical, environmental, cultural, aesthetic and technological considerations in architectural practice.

Typical study program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
11504 Architectural Practice: Research Cultures611504
11551 Masters Architectural Design Studio 11211551
Select 6 credit points from the following:6
CBK90795 Electives24cbk90795
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
11503 Architectural Practice: The Profession611503
11552 Masters Architectural Design Studio 21211552
Select 6 credit points from the following:6
CBK90795 Electives24cbk90795

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,610 to A$50,140 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $671. The total credit points are 96.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include architect, designer or urban designer.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90795 Electives24
STM90794 Core subjects72
Total96

Course structure explained

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.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a two-year, full-time or part-time equivalent basis.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants with a completed UTS Bachelor of Design in Architecture (C10004) who have attained an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 65 or above are made a threshold offer.

Applicants with a completed UTS Bachelor of Design in Architecture (C10004) who have completed the course and attained an overall weighted average mark (WAM) between 60.0 and 64.99 must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place:

  • a digital portfolio in PDF format consisting of their architectural projects from previous studies, professional or creative work
  • a two-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates their design or related experience, and
  • a personal statement of 300 words (maximum) in PDF format addressing their reasons for wishing to undertake the Master of Architecture.

Applicants with a completed degree which is equivalent to the UTS Bachelor of Design in Architecture and who have attained an overall WAM of 65.0 or above must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place:

  • a verified copy of the candidate's previous academic transcript
  • a digital portfolio in PDF format consisting of their architectural projects from previous studies, professional or creative work
  • a two-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates their design or related experience, and
  • a personal statement of 300 words (maximum) in PDF format addressing their reasons for wishing to undertake the Master of Architecture.

Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.

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.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Professional recognition

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.

UTS: Handbook

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