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Masters (Coursework)

Camperdown/Darlington
The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning places a high emphasis on its research activity. We have a vibrantly diverse community of scholars and practitioners, many who have taken national and international leadership roles in their fields.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Philosophy (Architecture, Design and Planning), you must have completed the equivalent of one of the following in a subject area related to your proposed research area: bachelor's degree with first class or second class honours or, master's degree These criteria constitute the minimum requirements for eligibility and do not guarantee admission. That remains at the discretion of the relevant supervisors and departments, and access to supervision remains highly competitive. The University must certify that there are sufficient supervisory and other resources and facilities available to enable your candidature to be completed successfully.

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
74.30%
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$9,527 per year / $45,253 total
International Tuition Fees
$37,600 per year

Masters (Coursework)

Open Universities Australia
This course follows on from the Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science).
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
Online
Graduate Satisfaction
82.20%

Bachelor

City, City campus
The Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Business is designed to produce graduates who are prepared for scientific practice or business and management in health and medical businesses or institutions.
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
65.40%
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$9,527 per year / $47,635 total
International Tuition Fees
$37,600 per year

Graduate Certificate

Perth
Gain insight into the full range of concepts, methods and practices involved in the specialised field of architectural conservation.
Study Mode
In person, Online
Graduate Satisfaction
77.50%

Doctorate (PhD)

Perth
As a doctoral research degree candidate, you will uncover new knowledge either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known data and established ideas.
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
82.20%

Masters (Coursework)

Parkville
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. MPhil candidates work under the guidance of academic supervisors and conduct independent and sustained research that examines a specific problem, issue or topic.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
76.60%
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$10,340 per year / $51,700 total
International Tuition Fees
$37,600 per year

Masters (Coursework)

Open Universities Australia
To check you meet the course entry requirement, visit Open Universities Australia.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
Online
Graduate Satisfaction
82.20%

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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You’ve spent years working your way through university. You chose a major, studied hard (hard enough, anyway), got good grades, and earned your degree. Now you’re eager to start your first graduate job — and you’ve got an offer letter on the table.

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