Master of Architecture (MArch)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Master of Architecture is a professionally accredited program which will enable graduates to apply for registration and practice as Architects. The program is intended to develop professional and creative abilities in the context of contemporary theory and practice in Architecture.

Applicants should be aware that depending on their qualifications, non-standard admission requirements for this program, including the submission of a CV and portfolio of work, may be required and should contact the School of Architecture and Civil Engineering for full details of the entry requirements of the program.

The Master of Architecture is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of an advanced body of architectural knowledge, including its history, ideologies, discourses, and precedents and relevant knowledge of people, environments, culture, technology, history and ideas pertinent to architectural propositions.
  2. Grasp and navigate the legal, political and other contextual frameworks of architectural design and practice.
  3. Research, critically analyse, and creatively synthesise a range of information, including aesthetic, ethical, social, economic, environmental, and technical aspects, to design and evaluate architectural propositions.
  4. Describe and communicate design propositions, creatively utilising diverse technologies and media across verbal, written, graphic, and modelling modes of representation, appropriate to the range of audiences involved in the built environment.
  5. Demonstrate a high level of ability to synthesise information and apply relevant theory in defining and solving complex planning problems.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional identity of the architect and the role and scope of architectural practice, encompassing its ethical dimensions, interdisciplinary linkages, and emergent challenges and opportunities, and identify one’s specific orientation and trajectory within this context.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Architecture

There shall be a Master of Architecture.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Master of Architecture, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 33 units
  2. Research equivalent courses to the value of 12 units in the form of a final project
  3. Elective courses to the value of 3 units

Core Courses


  • Elective Courses

    To satisfy the requirements for Elective Courses students must complete courses to the value of 3 units.

    Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

    Subject/Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
    ARCH 7037 Experiential Studio (M) 3
    ARCH 7039 Independent Study (M) 3
    PLANNING 7034 Planning Policy and Regulation 3
    STEM 7555 STEM Internship 3


    Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

    Any other postgraduate coursework courses offered by the University.