Master of Architecture (D7C)

Overview  2016


ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

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.

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 practice architecture.

To complete the MArch 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.


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 is 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.

Course structure

Schedule A Year 1

The Professional Studies unit in the Master of Architecture (March) develops knowledge and understanding of the architect's responsibility to their clients, to their profession and to society.It explores the nature of the organisations within the building industry, their roles and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Design Studio units in the Master of Architecture (MArch) differ from Design Studio units in the Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvDes) course in that here is a shifting emphasis toward increasing professionalism in design practice, and increasing expectations that students…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit addresses a range of technology issues particularly important for large and complex buildings. Architects are typically the lead consultant in multi-disciplinary teams involving structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, interior designers, landscape architects and planners. KDA713 Building…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explains the relationship between design and research and the conventions, methodologies and techniques for undertaking research appropriate to design disciplines. It involves close critical reading of selected texts concerning design theory, and will cover conventions, methodologies and techniques…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Design Studio units in the MArch differ from Design Studio units in the BEnvDes course in that there is a shift in emphasis toward increasing professionalism and new technologies in design practice, and increasing expectations that students will demonstrate both…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds upon the practice and industry knowledge gained in KDA712 Professional Studies. The relationships between design, performance, and economics are considered in detail, through an exploration of a local development scenario. Both design and development strategies are examined…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Schedule B Year 2

This unit requires students to undertake research that relates to the design disciplines with a focus on the areas of research strength of the School of Architecture & Design, including environment and sustainability, contemporary architectural technologies, heritage, architectural history and…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit develops students' ability in architectural brief writing and formulating a research proposal in design. It requires the development of intellectual discipline, judgment, self-awareness and criticism in relation to architectural design problems, concepts and strategies. Students undertake studies of…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is the final unit and culmination of the MArch program, requiring students to develop their selected design project from site analysis and initial concept, through preliminary design, design development and preliminary constructional design stages, to final presentation.The major architectural…

Credit Points: 37.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit requires students to collate and disseminate the research findings from KDA770 Advanced Design Research 1. It focuses on the identification of appropriate audiences and forms of communication. Formats may include reports, exhibitions and publications as appropriate to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

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

Applicants may also be asked to submit a portfolio of work containing items from their previous studies and other relevant activities.

Candidates should have achieved an average weighted mark of at least 60% in the units of the final year of the Bachelor of Environmental Design course or equivalent undergraduate degree in architecture. Due to limited availability of places the minimum requirements for admission will not automatically guarantee entry to the course.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2016 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $24,500 AUD.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA for 2016 is $290 AUD.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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