CRICOS code: 058728C
Intake: February, July
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full-time
Indicative first-year fee: AUD$33,300
The accredited Master of Architecture the program, when combined with relevant professional experience and successful completion of the Architectural Practice Examination fulfils one of the pathways to register as an architect in Australia.
In the Master of Architecture, you will study architectural history, theory, research, management and law, and undertake professional practice. This is a hands-on course that combines the understandings of design, science, technology, history and culture to ensure you graduate with a well-rounded set of skills. You’ll also undertake a major self-directed architectural thesis project in a specialised area of interest, to demonstrate research skills and gain practical experience. Students who complete the master degree to a high standard can apply for doctoral-level studies.
The Master of Architecture is the final stage of the five-year academic pathway to become a practising architect. The Architects Board of Western Australia recognises this two-year course combined with the three-year Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), or equivalent, as meeting their academic requirements for registration. On completing the approved postgraduate practical experience, you will be eligible for associate membership of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. Internationally, the course is recognised by the architectural boards of Singapore and Hong Kong.
All students must meet Curtin’s English language proficiency requirements. You must have a bachelor degree in architecture from a recognised institution or equivalent. Entry to the course is a competitive and academic achievement in the final two semesters of study, or equivalent is considered. A folio submission may also be required.
The future of architecture
Architecture has an increasing focus on sustainable design. Architects are required to think creatively about our built environment, and to apply critical thinking in digital design and technology. Building information modelling (BIM), resilient architecture and community projects inform Curtin staff and student work, enabling graduates to address the future needs of the human experience in the built environment.
Urban and regional planning