Postgraduate

Master of Architecture

Construct your career with a Master of Architecture.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355)

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This course offers a two-year pathway for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in Architecture or a three-year pathway if you have completed a bachelor degree in another area and would like to change the direction of your career.

Our master’s course equips you with the skills you need to go on to become an architect. You could practice in a range of roles across private and government sectors, both in Australia and internationally. There are also other opportunities in related areas of urban design, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, city and regional planning, architectural illustration and modelling, building information modelling, furniture design, project management, research into construction materials, building and the built environment, and academia.

This course offers a two-year pathway for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in Architecture or a three-year pathway if you have completed a bachelor degree in another area and would like to change the direction of your career.

Our master’s course equips you with the skills you need to go on to become an architect. You could practice in a range of roles across private and government sectors, both in Australia and internationally. There are also other opportunities in related areas of urban design, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, city and regional planning, architectural illustration and modelling, building information modelling, furniture design, project management, research into construction materials, building and the built environment, and academia.

82%
UWA Master of Architecture student satisfaction rate

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
168
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
168
Total Course Fee - 2019
$128,450.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$130,900.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Study for a Master of Architecture and discover the art and science of bringing together the knowledge and skills that shape our built environment.

DollarThis course is subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).

About the course

This course provides an education in the conceptualisation, design, construction and representation of buildings and other structures of a range of types and scales.
Master of Architecture

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Approximately 46 hours per week, which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25520
CRICOS code
  • 084738G
Master of Architecture
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Approximately 46 hours per week, which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25520
CRICOS code
  • 084738G
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years full-time (with completed undergraduate major in Architecture). The course duration will be longer (up to 3.5 years full time) for graduates without previous studies in architecture.
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Architecture
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Why study postgrad?

Why study PG

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

For students in Course by Coursework without a Focus Area, take all Core units (54 points) and 42 points of Option units, consisting of 12 to 24 points from Option Group A, at least 6 points from Option Group B, and at least 6 points from Option Group C.

For students in Course by Coursework with a Focus Area, take all Core units (54 points), all units from the selected Focus Area (24 points), and 18 points of Option units as specified by the Focus Area.

For students in Course by Coursework and Dissertation, take all Core units (54 points), all units from the Dissertation (24 points), and 18 points of Option units from Group A, B, or C.

Meet the teachers

As a UWA architecture student, you'll be taught by award-winning practising architects and researchers. 

Read about some of your potential teachers:

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Meet our students

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Why study the Master of Architecture at UWA?

  • Excellent opportunities to learn from and interact with members of industry through formal classes and work placements
  • Interaction with students and teachers across a range of related subject areas
  • Dedicated academic and professional teaching staff who’ve won national and international teaching and design awards and have extensive experience around the world
  • Access to facilities such as the Design Hub (a dedicated working space tailored to the needs of design and architecture students with senior mentors), digital fabrication equipment such as 3D printers and laser cutters, studios and computer labs
  • Small class sizes with a low student: teacher ratio (12:1)

Choose School of Design

UWA’s accredited Architecture program can take you anywhere in the world.

Our graduates have gone on to create landmark designs, while our lecturers are award-winning practitioners and educators hailing from the US, UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Serbia and Brazil. 

The Master of Architecture program offers you flexibility over the direction of your education. Our staff will help you develop your passion into a career.

A global approach

Up to half of School of Design academic staff have an international background, which exposes you to global ways of thinking and learning. Our international outlook, forward-thinking approach and commitment to local communities translate into a rich web of contacts and collaborative opportunities. Through a range of partnerships, you'll have opportunities to learn with guidance from leading international and national architectural firms, as well as local government departments and councils. You can enjoy overseas study opportunities – recent destinations include Lisbon, Singapore, Bangkok, Athens and Harbin. The School has a large international exchange program, which continues to grow.

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Course accreditation

The Master of Architecture has replaced the Bachelor of Architecture as the professional degree accredited in Australia (by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Architects Registration Board of WA) and validated internationally by the Commonwealth Association of Architects. This qualification is therefore widely recognised overseas.

Following completion of the Master of Architecture, graduates must undertake two years of professional practice under the direction of a registered architect and then pass the Architectural Practice Examination (APE) before being eligible to register as an architect in Australia. 

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Architecture

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To become an architect, you will complete five years of study.

Architecture Pathways

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Master of Architecture

You'll learn to

  • apply knowledge and skills in creative, technical, environmental, theoretical and professional areas in architecture and design
  • integrate knowledge from a range of subject areas and apply it to a range of complex projects
  • translate advanced conceptual thinking into resolved schemes that incorporate detailed and professionally aligned requirements
Master of Architecture

Form connections

The UWA ALVA Student Society is affiliated with the UWA Student Guild and represents students within the School of Design. Visit them on Facebook.

The UWA FAHA Club represents the Fine Arts and History of Art student body. Visit them on Instagram.

Follow the School of Design on Facebook and Instagram.

School of Design

The School of Design embraces studies from a unique place, imagining cities, cultures and communities in a new light. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and create.

Excellent facilities

At the School of Design, you’ll have access to well-equipped facilities including:

  • Studio spaces
  • Design Hub, a working space with senior student mentors available for assistance
  • Digital fabrication equipment such as plastic extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines

  • Multiple computer labs with 24-hour access

  • Printmaking studio with etching presses and spray booths

  • Multimedia production facilities

  • Cullity Gallery, where you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.

FACILITY

Cullity Gallery

Cullity Gallery
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Design Hub

Design Hub
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