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2013 Master of Architecture(D7C)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Launceston: Inveresk Campus
Course Duration: Minimum 2 yrs, Maximum 5 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or Dr Ceridwen Owen (03) 6324 4479, email


Special Note: This Masters course has been approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy).

This two-year pre-professional degree course is offered either on a full-time or part-time basis by the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology through the School of Architecture & Design. It is undertaken on campus in Inveresk, Launceston and prepares graduates for professional practice as architects.

Admission & Prerequisites

To enter the Master of Architecture and Master of Architecture with Honours, applicants will have a Bachelor of Environmental Design with an Architecture major (see K3M or 73E) or an equivalent three-year undergraduate degree (see D3A).

Applicants' first degree program will have been in environmental design, architectural studies, or an equivalent recognised and accredited degree, and the main emphasis or major will have been in architecture. Students may also be asked to attend an interview and submit a portfolio of work containing items both from their previous studies and other relevant activities.

Candidates should note that, because there are limited places available, the minimum requirements for admission will not automatically guarantee entry to the course.

Course Objectives

The course is aimed specifically at the needs of the architectural profession and aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness that are necessary for a graduate to practise architecture.

To complete the MArch and MArchHons successfully, students are required to demonstrate competence in the analysis, synthesis, judgement and communication of architectural ideas and solutions, as well as the ability to apply successfully acquired theoretical knowledge and technical and professional skills.

The MArchHons course is specifically designed to give high-achieving students the opportunity to extend themselves during the final two years of their degree. It introduces students to research approaches within the discipline of architecture. The course provides students the opportunity to pursue special interest projects that align with the School's identified research strengths.

Career Outcomes

Architects deal with a broad range of issues. Consequently, the study of architecture covers a broad range of disciplines and skills. This means that architects may find a career in private architectural practice, government architectural offices, local government, performing arts, universities (as academics or in property management), and large companies. Architects may be engaged in a wide range of tasks: commercial, residential, retail and civic building design (conceptual and technical); client brief writing; urban design, planning appeal submissions, representation and assessment; stage set and exhibition design; and property and construction management. Many Australian graduates in architecture have established careers in various countries around the world.

Professional Recognition

The MArch and MArchHons are recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) as fulfilling the academic requirements for corporate membership. Graduates are also expected to be eligible for registration by Australian Boards of Architects following an approved practical experience program and a pass in the Architectural Practice examination. Recognition by the AIA offers opportunities for international recognition of the professional qualification.

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