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Architecture

Masters by Coursework

MC-ARCH

Course
Master of Architecture
CRICOS
058728C
Duration
2 years full-time
Credit
400
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

The Master of Architecture is the final stage of the five-year academic pathway to become a practising architect.

Emad Sultan

The Masters course allows you to experience projects that are happening in the real world, so it’s relevant and relatable. Being able to engage with professionals during final review sessions has been one of the best experiences for me, as well as the extra-curricular activities for students.

Specialist pathways

The Master of Architecture is the final stage of the five-year academic pathway to become a practising architect.

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked first in Western Australia, and in the top 100 in the world, for architecture and built environment.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

The accredited Master of Architecture program, when combined with relevant  professional experience and successful completion of the Architectural Practice Examination, fulfils one of the pathways to register as an architect in Australia.

In the Master of Architecture, you will study architectural history, theory, research, management and law, and undertake professional practice.

This is a hands-on course that combines the understandings of design, science, technology, history and culture to ensure you graduate with a well-rounded set of skills. You’ll also undertake a major self-directed architectural thesis project in a specialised area of interest, to demonstrate research skills and gain practical experience.

Students who complete the master degree to a high standard can apply for doctoral-level studies.

Curtin University is committed to providing a world-class learning experience to our students, and we are proud to announce that in the 2019 URAP World Rankings, we were ranked 2nd nationally, and 24th in the world for architecture!

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Excellent facilities and equipment for studio and computer work.
  • This course is a fusion of design, science, technology, history, culture and professional studies to produce imaginative, well-rounded and competent architectural graduates.

Professional recognition

  • The Master of Architecture is the final stage of the five-year academic pathway to become a practising architect. The Architects Board of Western Australia recognises this two-year course combined with the three-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), or equivalent, as meeting their academic requirements for registration.
  • On completing the approved postgraduate practical experience, you will be eligible for associate membership of the Australian Institute of Architects.
  • Internationally, the course is recognised by the Board of Architects Singapore.

Career information

The future of architecture

Architecture has an increasing focus on sustainable design. Architects are required to think creatively about our built environment, and to apply critical thinking in digital design and technology.

Building information modelling (BIM), resilient architecture and community projects inform Curtin staff and student work, enabling graduates to address the future needs of the human experience in the built environment.

Industries

  • Architecture
  • Interior design
  • Urban and regional planning

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate an understanding of the profession of architecture, its theoretical underpinnings and ways of thinking; apply specific discipline knowledge contained within the streams of Architectural Design, Professional Practice and Architectural Culture.
  • think critically, creatively and reflectively in order to analyse and understand the specific needs of various parties involved in architecture in order to generate and create innovative solutions.
  • conduct appropriate scholarly and professional research to access and analyse the diverse information needed to make informed, strategic design decisions.
  • communicate information and ideas to diverse audience through visual, verbal and written communication techniques.
  • recognise and understand the principles of a range of appropriate technologies and their suitable application within the profession of architecture.
  • sustain intellectual curiosity that constantly strives, through self-directed learning, for innovation within the profession of architecture.
  • synthesise a range of local, national and international issues and perspectives which influence the creation and practice of architecture.
  • understand and value cultural and physical diversity and appreciate its significance in the creation of architecture.
  • demonstrate a professional and ethical approach in the creation of architecture; work independently and in teams; create knowledge in a scholarly, creative and/or professional context through critical inquiry, research and project development.

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

You must have a bachelor degree in architecture from a recognised institution. Entry to the course is competitive and academic achievement in the final two semesters of undergraduate study, or equivalent, is considered. A folio submission may also be required.

Other requirements and notes for this course

July intake is only available to domestic students wishing to study on a part-time basis. For international students, July intake is only available if you have sufficient credit for recognised learning.

Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $600*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,600*
Total indicative course fee $65,900*
Indicative year 1 fee $32,700*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $600*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,900*
Total indicative course fee $67,100*
Indicative year 1 fee $33,300*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-ARCH
  • CRICOS code: 058728C
  • Last updated on: August 13, 2020