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Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture

Master of Architecture

  • ID:GU610005
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Graduates of an approved undergraduate pathway degree in architecture with a minimum GPA equivalent to a Griffith GPA of 5.0 across the second and third years of their undergraduate 3-year degree program will be eligible for admission to the Master of Architecture.

  • Graduates from the Griffith Bachelor of Architectural Design or Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture) who have a GPA of less than 5.0 but no less than 4.5 across the second and third years of study will be considered for entry to the Master of Architecture on the basis of demonstrated achievement in the core second and third year architecture discipline courses. Documented relevant experience may also be considered.

  • Graduates from the Griffith Bachelor of Architectural Design or Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture) with a GPA of less than 4.5 across the second and third years of study in core architecture courses, as well as graduates from other pathway programs in architecture, will be considered for entry on the basis of documented relevant experience (a portfolio and/or study diary covering a minimum six-months) and their academic record. The relevant experience must be explicit.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

You will receive a rounded professional architectural education with strength in design-research. You can choose to focus on sustainable design, urban design, history/theory or design practice. The research-based approach to architectural design in this degree will help you develop the capacity to pose original questions and to investigate, analyse and appraise current information and understandings. Research-led design will underpin career-long self-directed learning of a critical-reflective nature

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Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Research by Practice Workshop 1 - 7008ENG (see Note 1)

  • Research by Practice Workshop 2 - 7009ENG (see Note 1)

  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC (see Note 2)

  • Exploring the Literature - 7181ESC (see Note 2)

  • Listed elective

  • Architecture and Ideology - 7607ENG

Note 1: 7008ENG is a pre-requisite for 7009ENG.

Note 2: 7161ESC is a pre-requisite for 7181ESC.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Advanced Technologies - 7608ENG

  • Advanced Architecture Studio 1 - Construction Systems - 7601ENV

  • Architecture Professional Practice 1 - 7605ENV

  • Advanced Architecture Studio 2 Systems of Adaptation - 7602ENV

  • Architecture Professional Practice 2 - 7606ENV

  • Listed elective

Listed Electives

You may select two electives from the list below. If you require guidance, please liaise with your Program Director.

  • Architecture WIL Special Topic - 7900ENG (see Note 1)

  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 7510LFC

  • Corporate Communications - 7001MKT

  • Marketing Foundations - 7003MKT

  • Policymaking and Planning for Climate Change - 7057ENV

  • Architecture Special Topic 1 - 7607ENV

  • Planning Theory and Practice - 7022ESC

  • Public Involvement and Community Development - 7097ENV

  • Environment and Development - 7461ENV

  • Climate Change Adaptation - 7007ENV

  • Environmental Systems and Climate Change - 7250ENV

  • Project Management - 7201ENG

  • Engineering Communication and Leadership - 7002ENG

Note 1: 7900ENG is only available in consultation with the Program Director

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates have been employed in various architecture related organisations including private practice, consulting firms and in local and state government. You may choose to become a 'general practitioner' or you will have the option to specialise in a building type, in an aspect of building design or construction procurement or with further experience and study you can specialise in urban design or research.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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