Master of Architecture

The University of Melbourne

This program prepares graduates for employment as architects. The program is studio based and students can take a research subject which may enable progression to further studies as a PhD candidate. Graduates will be equipped with the creative and critical thinking skills to to help advance built environment design, manage an architectural practice and lead or work within cross-discipline project teams, and the ability to use new materials and technologies to create environmentally sustainable buildings.

Course Fee:

Australian: $113,389
International: $129,631

Entry Requirements:

300 point program: undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent; completion of one design studio subject and one subject in art, architecture, built environment or design history at an undergraduate level, or equivalent; personal statement; design portfolio. 200 point program: undergraduate degree with a major in architecture or architectural studies and a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent; personal statement; design portfolio.


The program can be taken as a 200 or 300 point stream depending on academic background. Students entering the Master of Architecture from a non-cognate discipline will undertake the 300 point stream. Students entering the Master of Architecture from a cognate discipline with 100 points of advanced standing will undertake the 200 point stream.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Entry (with advanced standing) will be offered on a case-by-case basis. School leavers applying for the Bachelor of Design at the University of Melbourne can secure a place in the Master of Architecture at the same time through the Graduate Degree Packages program, subject to meeting entry requirements.


Australian Institute of Architects; Architects Registration Board of Victoria; Commonwealth Association of Architects.

Who for:

Graduates who want to gain an accredited degree in architecture

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 6 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 3 years

Why study with us

At the University of Melbourne, your success begins from the day you set foot on campus. 

The unique and proven Melbourne Model, Australia’s most progressive curriculum, allows you the flexibility to uncover and explore your passions, assisting you to achieve greatness, no matter what you decide to do – during your studies and for your career. From solving real-world problems to forming powerful relationships as you go, your success is already in the making.

At Melbourne, you’ll be exposed to different ideas, approaches and ways of thinking that will help you adapt and change successfully – something that’s crucial in a world where careers, jobs and employer demands are shifting as fast as you can read this.

The Melbourne Model offers pathways into law, engineering, medicine, architecture, teaching and more. Combining undergraduate and graduate study gives you a higher qualification than a double degree. In fact, 97 per cent of Melbourne undergraduates and 98 per cent of postgraduates are employed three to five years after graduating (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018).

Facilities and Services

Ideally located in the heart of Melbourne, the University of Melbourne is an integral part of the city’s history and culture and boasts the world-class facilities, student accommodation and collaborative learning precincts only a premium, inner-city university can offer. The support Melbourne offers students – from housing advice, career and employability information, study assistance, disability and counselling – is one reason why Melbourne students are more likely to complete their degree than those at any other Australian university (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Report 2017).

With our communities of interest – including places of worship, the student union Queer Space, and Murrup Barak for Indigenous students – everyone feels welcome.

Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.

Study options

At Melbourne you’ll start with one of our undergraduate degrees. Whether it’s one of the Melbourne Model degrees in arts, biomedicine, commerce, design, music or science – or a specialist degree co-designed with industry such as agriculture, fine arts or oral health – you’ll progress through your studies while building networks, knowledge and shared experiences that will set you on the path to success. 

You can then choose to join the workforce or specialise at graduate level. And, in the meantime, study at partner institutions across the world.

Now, with a whole raft of new Graduate Degree Packages and scholarships on offer, your options and pathways are deeper and broader, and your success more assured than ever.


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