Program Overview

The Master of Architecture provides professional education in the practice and theory of architecture.

Our degree delivers a well-rounded architectural education appropriate to contemporary multidisciplinary professional practice, building on the solid disciplinary foundation established in the Bachelor of Architectural Studies. In addition, it allows you to choose one of four course streams, to tailor your education to specific areas of the discipline. These are: High Performance Technology, Housing, Urban Conditions or Social Agency.

The degree provides you with advanced knowledge in techniques in architectural design, as well as related technical and academic knowledge. With a world-class teaching staff, a structure developed in consultation with industry and our distinctive stream options, you will be well prepared to operate at a professional level in the practice of architecture and other design-based industries.

Anyone who intends to become a professional architect or to work in other capacities in design and the built environment should choose this Masters program.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 43,270



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Program Structure

Students must complete 96 UOC when taken as a standalone program.


Stream Options


  • High Performance Technology

  • Housing

  • Urban Conditions

  • Social Agency

  • Architecture


Core Courses

48 Units of Credit:

Students must take 48 UOC of the following courses.

  • Architectural Design Studio 1

  • Integrated Design Studio 1

  • Integrated Design Studio 2

  • Advanced Construction and Structures

  • The Profession of Architecture

  • Professional Practice 2: Projects and Practice

  • Elements of Architectural Design

  • Architectural Environment & Building Services

You will need to have completed a nationally accredited undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in architecture with grades at a consistent credit level (65 WAM) or higher. If you don't meet the entry requirements, you may be able to demonstrate work experience combined with undergraduate studies in architecture instead.

If you study the UNSW Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) you can be eligible for the Master of Architecture if you undertake the architecture elective pathway and achieve an overall WAM of 65. However, if you've never studied architecture at a tertiary level, you should consider applying for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies.


English language requirements

  • IELTS 7.0 overall (min 6.0 in each subtest)

  • TOEFL iBT 94 overall (min. 25 in writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking)

Indicative First Year Fee

AU $43,270

Potential careers

  • Private architectural practice

  • Commercial architectural practice with diverse areas of focus

  • Architect in heritage, high performance architectural technology or humanitarian architecture

  • Expert consultant in government and policy and environment

  • Multidisciplinary design practice

  • Architectural critic, journalist, historian and academic

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