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Master of Architecture
The Master of Architecture degree is an accredited professional degree that provides advanced education in architecture and is the principal pathway to registration as a practising architect.
The program extends the development of skills and knowledge in architecture built on the undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments degree and draws on a rich treasury of teaching traditions, community partnerships, technical capabilities, design excellence, and questing research. The program aims to foster a profound and enduring engagement with architecture as profession, discipline, and culture.
Project-based design studios form the core of the program. These emphasise professionalism, critical and rigorous design thinking, knowledge of contemporary and emergent theories, technologies and practices, and the development of skills for a diversity of future careers in architecture. Students gain experience tackling a range of challenging design problems, including those relating to urban futures, social and environmental responsibility, and complex buildings.
Studios are complemented by units in Professional Practice, Advanced Technologies, and Design Research, with a choice of options to enable tailored pathways through the field. The program culminates with a research-led final project nurtured by professional and discipline leaders in small studio groups.
To be eligible for the Master of Architecture you require a Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (previously called the Bachelor of Environmental Design, or an equivalent three-year undergraduate degree in Architecture.
Eligibility is subject to achieving a minimum credit average (60%) across all core subjects in the final year of the undergraduate degree. Students may also be asked to attend an interview and/or submit a portfolio of their work from their previous studies.
International applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, will also need to provide evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test. The Master of Architecture requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website
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- Design Research - Methods
- Urban Futures Studio
- Professional Studies
- Design Research - Communication
- Global Studio
- Advanced Technologies
- Advanced Design Research
- Integrated Studio
- Professional Project
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
The Master of Architecture course is underpinned by the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
- Attitudes and Ethics
Justify decisions in architectural practice with professional accountability and social-ecological responsibility.
- Communication and Collaboration
Engage and collaborate with diverse participants and audiences in the generation, communication and procurement of architectural projects.
- Practices and Principles
Apply professional knowledge, skills and techniques with mastery and judgement in situating work within historical, contemporary and future disciplinary contexts.
- Creativity and Realisation
Conceptualise and realise design propositions for complex architectural projects by synthesising and critically evaluating multiple and divergent design priorities.
- Research and Critical Thinking
Plan and execute a substantial self- directed architectural design research project employing appropriate methods of inquiry and evidence-based argument.
Graduates of the Master of Architecture degree are globally mobile, equipped to embark on stimulating careers across industries and fields both established and emerging, often located at the intersection of design and the environment. These include:
- Architectural design and construction
- Interiors and environmental branding
- Lighting and acoustic design
- Scenography and production design
- Heritage preservation and adaptive reuse
- Urban design and planning
- Placemaking and community advocacy
- Humanitarian architecture and post-disaster reconstruction
- Forensic architecture and urban activism
- Property and urban development
- Management consultancy and strategic planning
- Building products and construction systems
- Healthcare architecture and therapeutic environments
- Sustainability design and assessment
- Project and facility management
- Architectural photography and criticism
- Design curation and writing
- Architectural education and research
About this institute
University of Tasmania
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Tasmania is unique and so are Tasmanians. We believe in our island. We embrace the unusual. And we love imagination.
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We offer great courses in an extraordinary location, and our teaching is supported by world-leading research, so you know you’re getting direct access to the best expertise. We’re the only university in the state, which means you will get unparalleled access to industry connections through our institution’s partnerships.
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