Master in Architecture in Australia

Master in Architecture in Australia

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Study Info CentreMon Nov 15 2021

Master in Architecture in Australia is a 2-3 year coursework offered by more than 20 Australian Universities. 

This degree has scope in a number of fields as students will develop expertise in architecture, environmental resilience, sustainable design, technological advancement and social and theoretical issues revolving around architecture and many more. 

Australia is one of the best countries in the world to study architecture given the universities offering the program and abundant scope and career opportunities.

Architects are likely to earn an average of AUD 80,000 per year with over 3 years of experience in Australia. Additionally, the architecture program offered by universities like the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales falls under the best architecture programs all around the world. 

Why study this course in Australia? 

  • 5 out of the 10 best universities for architecture in the world are located in Australia. 
  • The salary of architects after master ranges from AUD 60,000 to 150,00 per year and more in Australia.
  • If you have completed a master degree in Architecture from Australian University which is accredited by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, you need not need extra licensure to work in Australia as an Architect. 
  • You don't need GRE or extremely competitive GPAs and Grades to study this course in Australia. 

Top Universities for Master in Architecture in Australia

According to QS World University Ranking for subjects, these are the best universities for Architecture in Australia.

Rank in Australia

University

Global Ranking

1

University of Melbourne

37

2

University of Sydney

38

3

University of New South Wales

43

4

University of Queensland

47

5

Monash University

58

6

University of Adelaide

108

7

University of Technology Sydney

133

8

Curtin University

194

9

RMIT University

206

10

Queensland University of Technology

213

Masters in Architecture in Australia Fees

University

Annual Tuition fees (AUD)

RMIT University

45,120

Queensland University of Technology

34,700

University of Melbourne

44,512

Deakin University

36,000

University of Tasmania

32,950

University of Technology Sydney

42,096

Griffith University

35,000

University of Canberra

34,900

Western Sydney University

33,280

Bond University

45,258

University of Adelaide

40,500

University of Sydney

42,000

Entry Requirements for Master in Architecture in Australia

University of Sydney

  • Course name: Master of Architecture
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Cut-off English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: A minimum of 7.0 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: A minimum of 96 with a minimum of 17 in reading, listening, and speaking and 19 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 68, no band score less than 54. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in design or architecture or architecture and environments with a minimum of 65% in the final 2 years of bachelors. 
  • Work experience
  • Intakes: February and August

RMIT University

  • Course name: Master of Architecture
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Cut-off English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: A minimum of 79 with a minimum of 13 in reading, 12 in listening, and 18 in speaking and 19 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 58, no band score less than 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in architecture or a closely related field. 
  • Other requirements: design portfolio, technology or construction portfolio, CV, Personal Statement and Interview. 

University of Melbourne

  • Course name: Master of Architecture
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Cut-off English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: A minimum of 96 with a minimum of 13 in reading, and listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 58, no band score less than 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in design or architecture/ built environment and design history with a minimum of 65%. 
  • Intakes: February and July

University of Adelaide

  • Course name: Master of Architecture by coursework
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Cut-off English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: A minimum of 79 with a minimum of 13 in reading and listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 58, no band score less than 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in Architectural Design with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and a portfolio of design work. 

Deakin University

  • Course name: Master of Architecture
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Cut-off English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: Overall 79 with a minimum of 21 in writing
    • PTE: Overall 58, with a minimum of 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in architecture with an equivalent average grade indicator of 65 or higher. In case students have indicator scores of more than 55 and less than 64, they can also apply if they have relevant work experience.
  • Intakes: March, July

Bond University

  • Course name: Master of Architecture (Coursework)
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Cut-off English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree or graduate diploma in architecture with a minimum of 2.0/4.0 GPA or 5.0/7.0 GPA. 
  • Intakes: January and September

Griffith University

  • Course name: Master of Architecture
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Cut-off English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: Overall 79 with a minimum score of 19
    • PTE: Overall 58, with a minimum of 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in architectural design with a minimum of 5.0 GPA.
  • Intakes: January and September

University of Tasmania

  • Course name: Master of Architecture
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Cut-off English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.0 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: Overall 72 with a minimum score of 16 in reading and listening, 18 in speaking and 22 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 50, with a minimum of 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in architectural design or a related degree with a minimum of 60%. 

University of South Australia

  • Course name: Master of Architecture
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Cut-off English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: Overall 79 with a minimum score of 18
    • PTE: Overall 58, with a minimum of 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in architecture or a closely related field from Australian University or international equivalent. 
  • Intakes: February and July

Curtin University

  • Course name: Master of Architecture
  • Course duration: 2 years
  • Cut-off English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: A minimum of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a bachelor degree in architecture or a closely related field from Australian University or international equivalent. 

Scholarships

University

Scholarship

Value

RMIT University

Australia Awards Scholarship

Value: Covers tuition fees, stipend, OSHC and other expenses. 

Deakin University

Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

Value: $10,000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

Value: up to $10,000 per year

University of New South Wales

Meritorious Indian UNSW PG applicants

Up to AUD 8,500

PG UNSW aspirants with PG LOR

Up to AUD 33,000

Curtin University

Curtin International Scholarship

25% tuition fees waived off

Scope and Career Opportunities

The master's program in Architecture prepares graduates to enter the architecture profession in a number of sectors including- architectural firms, government, construction, development, infrastructure and planning industries in Australia and globally. 

Many architectural graduates from Australia have been seen establishing successful careers in design studios, virtual design, web and graphic design, fashion, advertising, industrial design, arts management and the visual arts.

These are some of the jobs and average annual salaries for architecture professionals in Australia:

Job Role

Average Annual Salary (AUD)

Architect

81,500 

Architectural Drafter

67,400 

Architectural Technician

83,800 

Architectural Designer

81,500 

Architectural Manager

105,000 

Landscape Architect

88,600

Assistant Architectural Manager

94,900

Architectural Consultant

86,600




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