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Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture (Design)
Master of Architecture (Research)
Deakin's postgraduate architecture courses are designed to respond to global change, to equip you with the up-to-date skills required by an architect in a changing world.
You'll develop the capabilities expected in today's professional practice, including the design of public buildings, the integration of a range of technologies and services in design, investigative enquiry into sustainable and interdisciplinary practice combined with a knowledge of global projects, urban design and urban ecologies, through developed skills in CAD and parametric design. We believe this unique combination fosters richer engagement with the opportunities and challenges of current practice and the complexities and responsibilities of the future built environment.
Developed with input from industry leaders, the program is relevant and up to date with workplace demand. Ongoing consultation helps ensure it continues to meet future industry requirements.
The School of Architecture and Built Environment is a dynamic learning environment with a local and global context, delivering cutting-edge, research-informed content with real best practice application. It has a high calibre international team of professional and academic staff with extensive industry links.
The Master of Architecture is available to students who have completed an accredited three-year undergraduate program in Architecture. The Master of Architecture (Design) is available to students who have successfully completed Deakin’s combined course Bachelor of Design (Architecture) / Bachelor of Construction Management.
You will study in first-class facilities at Deakin's Geelong Waterfront Campus, winner of three prestigious Australian Institute of Architects awards for design excellence. Located about 50 minutes by car or train from Melbourne and a short walk from the Geelong Railway Station, the Campus is on the edge of the Geelong CBD and features an expansive modern studio, a fully equipped workshop, photographic studio and computer laboratories. Students also have access to the latest computer-aided design processes, including parametric modelling and 3D printing.
Deakin's postgraduate Architecture program provides the second component of the academic studies required for professional registration for graduates of an accredited five-year program. Graduates are then eligible to complete the process for registration as an architect in Australia.
Deakin's professional program is also recognised by many registration bodies internationally, however, these are governed more on a country-to-country basis.
Deakin's courses in architecture have an excellent reputation in the profession. Deakin graduates are highly sought after and are successful in gaining employment in all aspects of the built environment, ranging from domestic to the largest commercial projects, from public infrastructure to urban and landscape design, in Australia and around the world.
Architects have the skills and capabilities to work beyond the mainstream of the architectural profession and are employed in areas such as: the development of human settlements, planning, urban design, disaster relief and international aid, property development, project and construction management, interior design, environmental conservation, technical systems design, furniture and industrial design, teaching and research, journalism, theatre and art.
A structured Master of Architecture by Research course is available to students who have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. The course is normally completed in one to two years of full-time study (or equivalent) and will suit graduates seeking to extend and deepen their knowledge on a chosen topic through independent, sustained and academically supervised research.
Students will develop advanced skills in critical thinking, analysis and research methodologies under the supervision of internationally recognised supervisors as they produce a written thesis dissertation of approximately 60 000 - 80 000 words. The School of Architecture and Built Environment has specialisms within urban ecologies including socio-cultural ecology, tectonic ecology and construction ecology. Students should contact the School for guidance on developing research proposals when making their applications.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website.
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