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Doctorate (PhD)

The School of Architecture and Urban Design is widely recognised for innovative leadership and contribution to excell…

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a distinction average in the final year; or
  • a master degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of distinction represents academic achievement of 70% or higher and a high distinction is 80% or higher.

If you are a current master by research candidate, you are able to apply for a transfer to a doctor of philosophy program through the process prescribed in the RMIT Higher Degree by Research policy and processes.

Duration
3 - 4 years full-time, 6 - 8 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
78.50%

Masters (Coursework)

Our online MSc in Data Analytics & Enterprise Architecture will provide you with an understanding of how to identify…
Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree or diploma equivalent to a UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2). If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above  

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Fees

Please note: These fees are for students starting in July 2019. For new applicants starting from October 2019, fees will increase by £1,000. 

Pay in Full

You can pay for your Arden University course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Instalments

You can pay for your studies as you go along. That means no monthly payment obligations; you simply make the next payment when you are ready to start the next stage of your course. So if you can’t pay upfront or perhaps aren’t eligible for a student loan, you can pay in bitesize chunks.

We accept credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard and UK Maestro), bank transfers and cheques. Unfortunately, we are currently we are unable to accept Amex cards for payment. Students can also pay via PayPal if they are paying in GBP.

Intake Months
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Duration
1.5 - 5 years full-time
Study Mode
Online
Tuition Fees
$14,812 per year

Masters (Coursework)

The programme will equip you with the strategic skills to align IT and organisational goals. You will focus on how to st…
Entry Requirements

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Fees

Please note: These fees are for students starting in July 2019. For new applicants starting from October 2019, fees will increase by £1,000. 

Pay in Full

You can pay for your Arden University course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Intake Months
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Duration
1.5 - 5 years full-time
Study Mode
Online
Tuition Fees
$10,142 per year

Architecture Courses overview

Architecture is the art of designing, planning and constructing a building. Architects shape the world around them by creating spaces for people to exist. It involves consideration, creativity, and watching an idea transform from a drawing on a page to a real bricks and mortar construction. As well as designing buildings, architects also research new building techniques and technologies, and increasingly strive to make buildings as environmentally sustainable as possible.

Is architecture for me?

You will be suited to a degree in architecture if you have an eye for aesthetics and the anatomical bones of a building. Those who pursue a career in architecture encompass that well-rounded type of person who can combine style with substance. Your creativity needs to be complimented by a solid work ethic, as well as practicality. Students of architecture will need to complete units in both artistic subjects and scientific subjects.

Study pathway

Those who want to study architecture can take a Bachelor of Architecture or a Bachelor of Architectural Design. Other specialised undergraduate degrees in the field of architecture include Bachelors of Applied Science with a major in architectural science, or a Bachelor of Architectural Computing.

To work as a registered architect you need to complete a master’s qualification. While the road of studies that leads to to becoming an architect is long, the complex nature of the profession requires mastery of many areas.

Upon completion of your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, you will need to pass an Architectural Practice examination before you can become registered to legally practice architecture in Australia. You will then need to register with the architect’s board in the state or territory in which you wish to work. Each board complies with the National Standard of Competency for Architects in order to ensure safe and professional standards for the built structures in Australia. You can read more about the pathway to registration on the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) website.

Once you have completed an undergraduate degree in architecture it is possible to further your studies. Graduate certificates, diplomas and master of Architecture offer the skills you need to deepen your practice or focus on a specific area of architecture in depth. Most postgraduate degrees in architecture will last between one and two years studied full time.

You can further cement skills in specific branches of architecture with your postgraduate qualification in fields such as sustainable design, heritage conservation, and more. Most postgrad architecture degrees will combine coursework, research and practical assessments.

Students who wish to go further into academia can pursue a Doctor of Architecture degree.

Employment options

Those with architecture degrees have a wide range of employment options available to them. Qualified architects can work in many different fields of construction, design, property affairs, and more.

Additionally, because architecture degrees combine such diverse branches of learning, those who complete their studies will find that employment in non-architecture fields is also a possibility.

Typical jobs for those with a degree in architecture include:

Architect

Obviously, many people with architecture degrees will be employed in the design, construction and execution of creating buildings (read more).

Sustainable architect

Sustainable architects specialise in creating green and environmentally friendly structures that minimise both their energy output and their impact on the surrounding environment. To achieve this, sustainable architects use energy efficient materials and techniques, and create spaces that work with the ecosystem (read more).

Urban planner

An urban planner considers all the historical, social and spatial factors that influence the interactions that take place between people and their environments. Urban planners consider population sprawl, and how to both manage this and make cities places that allow their inhabitants to flourish (read more).

Conservationist

Those interested in preserving and protecting cultural heritage can work in this field. Research, lobbying, education and prevention conservation are some of the ways people can protect architectural gems for future generations (read more).

Property developer

Also known as real estate development, this broad field involves everything from land sales to renovating and re-leasing existing properties (read more).

Industrial designer

Architectural skills are useful in the process of designing and manufacturing products on a large scale (read more).

Interior designer

Architects are often adept at improving the interior aesthetic of a building (read more).

Specialisations

Technical writer

A technical writer will use their architectural knowledge to communicate instructions of specialised techniques so that anyone can understand them. This job assists in the realisation of architectural visions (read more).

Urban community social development

This specialisation assists growing urban communities in making spaces comfortable and conducive to a pleasant life. There is a specific focus on the social fabrics, cultures and identities within the community.

Theatre design

Achieving the ideal audio and acoustics within a performance space require specialised skills from the architect involved (read more).

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