Taught course


University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent; and
  • a design portfolio in a format as specified by the Selection Committee; and
  • a personal statement outlining relevant prior study and work experience, and motivation to undertake the course;

And for students not seeking credit

  • one design studio subject and one art/architecture/built environment/design history subject at undergraduate level, or equivalent.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance; and
  • the personal statement; and
  • the design portfolio.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

Architecture is a creative and exciting design-based profession concerned with virtually all aspects of the built environment. It combines art, science and technology with business, social and environmental concerns. The Master of Architecture is a professional program which prepares graduates for employment as architects. The ethos of the program emphasises the central role of design in the studio. Students can take a research subject which may enable progression to further studies as a PhD candidate.

With over thirty full-time academics and a broad range of leading architectural practitioners, the program has a depth and breadth of teaching and research performance unmatched within the Southeast-Asian and Australasian regions. Graduates will be equipped with the creative and critical thinking skills to push the envelope of architectural change in terms of the design and production of buildings as well as critique of their technical, aesthetic, social and environmental performance.

Professional/International Recognition

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of the professional associations shown below, and for quality assurance will undergo a regular review.

  • Royal Australian Institute of Architects
  • Architects Registration Board of Victoria
  • Commonwealth Association of Architects

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MArch
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Melbourne School of Design
+61 3 9035 5511