Master of Architecture

UNSW Sydney

UNSW Architecture offers a distinctive architectural education with four areas of specialisation: high-performance technology, housing, urban conditions, and social agency. The program provides you with advanced knowledge and techniques in architectural design and related technical and academic knowledge. It prepares you to work in architecture and other design-based industries and to operate at a professional level in the practice of Architecture.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,525
International: $78,240

Entry Requirements:

1. 65 credit average (or equivalent) in an accredited undergraduate architecture degree OR 2. A UNSW 70 high credit WAM across the following courses: ARCH1311 Architectural Design Studio 5 ARCH1361 Architectural Science and Building Environment 2 ARCH1331 Architectural Fabrication ARCH1302 Architectural Design Studio 6 ARCH1322 Architectural History and Theory 3 If you have completed your undergraduate architecture degree at another institution, you will be assessed by the final year compulsory courses in that undergraduate architecture degree OR 3. If you have completed the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (or equivalent) but do not meet the entry requirements specified under either of the two above, you may be considered after you have obtained work experience in an architectural office. Work experience will be individually assessed based on the following submission: A logbook record of a minimum 12 months full-time work or the equivalent. A referee report from the employer A portfolio of the work undertaken during this period 4. It is assumed that you will also have had six months work experience in architectural practice.


UNSW Architecture is distinctive. We offer well-rounded architectural education PLUS the choices of 4 distinctive streams of specialisation, each with a specific focus on how architecture responds to social and environmental challenges. The Master of Architecture is a two-year program consisting of 14 courses (96 Units Of Credit/UOC).

Subjects you can Study:

Key Areas of Study: Advanced Architectural Design; Advanced Architectural Science and Technology; Advanced Architectural Construction and Structures; Professional Practice. Stream Options of Study: High-Performance Technology; Housing; Social Agency; Urban Conditions; Generalist (No stream specialisation).

Further information:

A portfolio in digital format is preferred but hard copy portfolios will be accepted. Work experience will be individually assessed based on the following submission: A logbook record of a minimum 12 months fulltime work or the equivalent. A referee report from the employer and a portfolio of the work undertaken during this period.


Once you attain your Master of Architecture degree, you will have professional recognition from the NSW Architects Registration Board and Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA). You will be eligible, after a recognised period working in a professional setting, to undertake the Professional Practice exam to become a registered Architect. Students of architecture can join the national student-membership body of the Australian Institute of Architects, SONA. SONA aims to advance the interests of architecture students, architectural education and architecture through the promotion of student work and thinking.

Who for:

Architecture graduates wanting to attain a professional degree and eligibility to register as an architect in Australia subject to practice experience

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00098G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kensington No info Yes Full time 2 years
Kensington No info Yes Part time 4 years
The University of New South Wales is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world and is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia's leading research intensive universities. par par The main campus is located in Kensington, seven kilometres from Sydney CBD and a short walk from Coogee Beach. Other campuses are UNSW Art and Design in the suburb of Paddington and UNSW Canberra at ADFA.

Provider CRICOS: 00098G

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