Master of Architecture (Design Management)

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Architecture (Design Management)
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$30,000 AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code085273E
English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code S701
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

The Master of Architecture (Design Management) is available to students who have completed Deakin's combined course in architecture and construction management.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This course is designed for students who have completed Deakin's Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management combined course.

You’ll get a specialist education that builds upon an established background in architecture and built environment studies. Unlike our Master of Architecture, the Master of Architecture (Design Management) requires only 1 year of full-time study instead of 2 years.

You’ll develop 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 (Design Management) 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 achieve your professional registration, taking your career one step further.

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

Fee paying place - International
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying. To find the credit point and EFTSL value of each unit, go to the Handbook Unit Search.

This 'Fee paying annual fee' is provided as a guide only. The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the architecture course may be sought after by private architectural practice firms, government organisations and private companies in property development, building and design.

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.

Alternatively, students who are already practising qualified architects will be able to widen their breadth of study in the field.

Course rules

To complete the Master of Architecture (Design Management), students must attain 8 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. So that means in order to gain 8 credit points, you’ll need to study 8 units (AKA ‘subjects’) over your entire degree.

Course structure

Core

Students complete eight core units comprising the following:

SRA710Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)

SRA760Urban Ecologies

SRD763Architectural Design in Urban Contexts

SRD766Architecture Design Masterclass (2 credit points)

SRM750Built Environment Professional Practice

SRR711Thesis (Architecture) (2 credit points)

SRR782Research Methodology


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.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience.

International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

A successfully completed 5 year accredited undergraduate combined course in architecture and construction management at Deakin University or equivalent.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Further study

Students who have completed the Master of Architecture (Design) may continue on to undertake Higher Degree by Research study.