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The Master of Architecture degree is an accredited professional degree and the principal pathway to registration as a practising architect.

Your studies will be guided by your interests, in a place where you can exercise your imagination through critical and rigorous design thinking. You’ll be empowered to develop original projects, working with ideas and inspirations drawn from cutting-edge areas of enquiry.

You’ll tackle a range of challenging design problems, including those relating to urban futures, social and environmental responsibility, and complex buildings. Our Studios are complemented by units in Professional Practice, Advanced Technologies, and Design Research, with options to enable tailored pathways through the field.

This program culminates with a research-led final project nurtured by professional and discipline leaders in specialist studio groups.

Course Options

Master of Architecture

2 years min, 5 years max
Launceston CRICOS 059006G

View course details Master of Architecture

Be empowered to develop original projects, working with ideas and inspirations drawn from cutting-edge areas of enquiry.

Gain specialised expertise in sustainable resources and industry.

Study at the Architecture and Design Building, an award-winning conversion of a 1951 diesel locomotive workshop.

Course breakdown


Master of Architecture

Undertake ideas-led design exploration facilitated by core units linking research agendas to design propositions.

Students are empowered to develop original projects working with ideas and inspirations drawn from cutting-edge areas of enquiry, including digital fabrication, heritage and preservation, regional urbanism, Asian modernity, art-architecture intersections, and therapeutic environments.

We offer an established national research profile in timber products and construction applications as well as specialised expertise in an area of cutting-edge innovation in sustainable resources and industry.

Career outcomes

The Master of Architecture degree equips graduates with the required competencies to become core members of the architectural profession, working in firms and organisations involved in the definition, design, realisation, and stewardship of buildings, urban spaces, interiors, and the broader built environment.

Graduates of the Master of Architecture degree are globally mobile, equipped to embark on stimulating careers across industries and fields both established and emerging, often located at the intersection of design and the environment. These include:

  • Interiors and environmental branding
  • Lighting and acoustic design
  • Scenography and production design
  • Heritage preservation and adaptive reuse
  • Placemaking and community advocacy
  • Humanitarian architecture and post-disaster reconstruction
  • Forensic architecture and urban activism
  • Property and urban development
  • Management consultancy and strategic planning
  • Building products and construction systems
  • Healthcare architecture and therapeutic environments
  • Project and facility management
  • Architectural photography and criticism
  • Design curation and writing
  • Architectural education and research

Career opportunities

Careers relating to Architecture are growing, with employers demanding strong design skills across construction and building industries. Here are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years*.

*National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services


Projected job growth to 2025

Architects, Designers, Planners and Surveyors


Projected job growth to 2025

Architects and Landscape Architects: Future Demand


National Skills Commission - Skills Priority List (June 2021)

Study Experiences

Designing for Mona Foma

Being involved in a real-life project, and to create something that exists, to show future employees that it did or didn’t work, is very beneficial. Emily Hunt Master of Architecture

Read more about Emily's experience.

Student Experience

Our Learning-by-Making tradition embeds material experimentation into the curriculum. This is supported by a fully-equipped and staffed digital fabrication workshop, including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, a six-axis robot, and a suite of Hologram headsets for mixed-reality design and fabrication, which complements a full workshop suite of equipment suitable for fine timber fabrication. Our growing involvement in community and industry partnerships bring fledgling designers into contact with real projects. Recent collaborations have included art and music festivals, health and education providers, social enterprises and charities, environmental organisations, and scientific research projects.

Professional recognition

The Master of Architecture degree is recognised and accredited by the Board of Architects of Tasmania, and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.

Students who complete the Master of Architecture satisfy the academic requirements for registration as an architect in Australia. After a period of relevant professional experience and satisfactory completion of the national Architectural Practice Examination, graduates are eligible to apply for registration under the applicable Australian State and Territory Architect Registration Boards. Our programs are also accredited in New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.

The Master of Architecture degree is recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), the professional body representing architects in Australia, as fulfilling the academic requirements for full membership. Recognition by the AIA offers opportunities for international recognition of the professional qualification.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.