Master of Architecture

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Architecture
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code059382E
Deakin course codeS700

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Architecture provides students with specialist education, building upon an established background in architecture and built environment studies. It offers advanced studies in cultural, technological, design, environmental and theoretical knowledge, and develops the ethical, evaluative and research frameworks which underpin the architecture field.

The Master of Architecture degree has been designed to allow incorporation of the final units required to fulfill the academic requirements required for professional accreditation and registration of graduates.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

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.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$8,917$26,000$30,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The degree requires students to complete 16 credit points of study (two years of full-time study or part-time equivalent).

Course structure

Students select 16 credit points of study including the following core units:

SRA710Safety Induction Program *

SRA760Urban Ecologies

SRD763Architectural Design in Urban Contexts

SRD764Urban Design Studio

SRD765Architectural Design and Resolution

SRD766Architecture Design Masterclass (2 cps)

SRM750Built Environment Professional Practice

SRQ762Cost Planning

SRR711Thesis (Architecture) (2cps)

SRR782Research Methodology

SRT750Sustainable Futures

SRT757Building Systems and Environment

SRV799Built Environment Integrated Project

Plus one history/theory elective chosen from the following:

SRA742Urban Perspectives

SRA743Trans-National Mega Projects

Plus one elective from any approved SR*7** coded unit

*SRA710 is a compulsory 0-credit-point unit.


Income support

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.