Master of Architecture
Course summary for current students
|Year||2018 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Architecture|
If you started your course before 2018, please refer to the plan your study page.
|Campus||Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||059382E|
|Deakin course code||S700|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.|
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
Get a specialist education that builds upon an established background in architecture and built environment studies.
The Master of Architecture develops your skills and knowledge in architectural design research and resolution, urban ecologies and contexts, integrated project evaluation and performance-measured sustainable design. All of these are expected in modern professional practice.
You’ll also undertake advanced studies in cultural, technological, design, environmental and theoretical knowledge. Plus, you’ll study the ethical, evaluative and research frameworks which underpin the architecture field.
Deakin’s Master of Architecture is professionally accredited within Australia by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. This lets you to achieve your professional registration, taking your career one step further.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
Indicative student workload
You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, workshops, site visits and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
This course is accredited (within Australia) by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.
This course has been validated and recognised by the Board of Architects Malaysia to be included on their 'List of Recognised Architectural Programmes'.
Graduates will be required to complete an additional two years of work experience under the supervision of a registered architect in order to present for registration with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Australian Institute of Architects.
Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Create an architectural design through the exercise of knowledge, imagination and judgement in the context of economic, social, cultural and environmental responsibility. Plan and execute a substantial research project to show capacity for specialised knowledge in architectural contexts and thereby demonstrate the ability to continue professional development and/or scholarship. Use initiative to integrate well-developed knowledge of architectural history, theory, technology and practice to design, develop and manage architecture projects from project brief to architectural resolution and thereby demonstrate professionalism as an architectural graduate.
Communicate clearly, professionally and responsibly in a variety of interpersonal contexts using oral, written and visual communication modes to inform, motivate and persuade specialist and non specialist audiences about architectural ideas, decisions and predicted built outcomes. Imagine, conceive and represent ideas using the language of architecture, its codes and conventions to reflect on possibilities, and progress and resolve solutions within a design process. Demonstrate the capacity to listen, learn and engage with a variety of participants and contributing influences in architectural projects to mediate and collaboratively resolve issues and negotiate design complexity.
Apply well-developed research, ideation and technical information literacy skills to independently locate, interpret and evaluate information content in a digital world. Disseminate creative and logical proposals using appropriate digital technologies relevant to architecture practice.
Selectively use linear, critical, logical and/or lateral mechanisms to analyse different forms of information; manipulate and transform information to propose possible solutions and thereby demonstrate the capacity for reflection in action for professional practice in architecture. Use reflection and judgement supported by a body of knowledge in order to efficiently formulate a strategy or argument appropriate to a theoretical, contextual, creative and/or technical architectural situation. Apply independent thought and capacity for analysis and synthesis of a particular area of discipline knowledge through coherent and focussed research practice.
Effectively research and Identify theoretical, cultural, social, technical and environmental architectural problems to establish a sound basis for project inception in familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Use a well-developed body of knowledge to justify, argue and persuade the significance, causes and consequences of architectural problems, and use a methodical approach to formulate potential solutions.
Accumulate and document specialist knowledge of architecture theories, processes and practice using the frameworks of methodical research, creative activity and capacity for reflection on action to demonstrate responsibility for professional learning.
Apply interpersonal skills to interact, contribute and collaborate in team learning activities and to enhance project potential through shared individual and collective knowledge and creative capacity to optimise complex problem resolution.
Formulate architectural responses through concern for economic, cultural, social and ethical values inherent in human landscape while consciously integrating quantitative and qualitative perspectives. Engage with global traditions and current trends in architectural practice in order to appreciate diversity, seek equity in outcomes and adopt ethical and professional standards.
Approved by Faculty Board 27 July 2017
To complete the Master of Architecture, students must attain 16 credit points, which must include the following. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
- Completion of SRA710 Safety Induction Program (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
- Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
The 16 credit points include 9 core units, totalling 12 credit points (these are compulsory) and 4 course grouped elective units (you can choose which ones to study from a prescribed list).
|SRA710||Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)|
|STP050||Academic Integrity (0 credit points)|
|SRD763||Architectural Design Master Studio A (2 credit points)|
|SRD742||Architectural Design Master Studio B (2 credit points)|
|SRD765||Architectural Design and Resolution|
|SRD741||Architectural Design Research Studio|
|SRD766||Architecture Masterclass Studio (2 credit points)|
|SRM750||Built Environment Professional Practice|
Course-Grouped Elective units:
Students must select 4 credit points of course-grouped elective units from the list below:
|SRT757||Building Systems and Environment|
|SRV799||Built Environment Integrated Project|
|SRM772||Built Environment Practical Assessment|
|SRR767||Built Environment Study Tour|
|SRP761||Ecological Cities and Futures|
|SRL733||Indigenous Narratives and Processes|
|SRD762||Interdisciplinary Planning and Design|
|SRM781||Managing Change and Innovation|
|SRR711||Thesis (2 credit points)^|
|SRD764||Urban Design Studio|
|SRD760||Geo-Planning and Design|
^ Students intending to apply for entry into Higher Degree by Research may be required to complete SRR711 Thesis.
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.