This program enables the development of advanced understanding in architectural design and research, contextual studies, technology and science, and studies for professional practice. It has a focus on sustainable systems and the application of advanced digital design tools to address sustainability. It is the professional degree required, along with the requisite post-graduate work experience, for registration as an architect.

Course Fee:

International: $31,500

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies); or Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Architectural Studies); or a comparable 4-year full time architectural design degree that is an AACA accredited program; all other applicants must submit a digital portfolio of design works illustrating the skills developed during their previous degree; the portfolio should fully document design projects with a proper set of plans, sections, elevations and perspective views for every item included.


96 credit points. In addition to Design Studios, the program consists of studies in Contemporary Architectural Culture, Professional Practice, Project Management and Contract Administration.

Subjects you can Study:



Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, Australian Institute of Architects.

Who for:

Students who have completed an accredited 4 year pre-professional degree in Architectural Studies

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gardens Point No info Yes Full time 1 year

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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