Master of Architecture

RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Program Description

Master of Architecture

RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Take the next step to becoming a professionally accredited design architect with this internationally renowned masters degree.


RMIT Architecture has an international reputation for design excellence and leads the way both in Australia and overseas by producing graduates who are design innovators.

With a strong focus on ideas-led venturous design exploration, RMIT’s Master of Architecture will assist you to develop a sophisticated understanding of architecture, while providing you with a diverse set of advanced skills and learning experiences.

You’ll continue to develop the core skills of architectural design learned in the degree to an advanced level. You will enhance your understanding of architecture and design-based research, acquire diverse skills, undertake a wide variety of learning experiences and gain critical awareness of your own work.

RMIT Architecture and its graduates continue to achieve at the highest levels and are acknowledged by the national and international architectural profession.

At the annual 2017 Victorian Architecture Awards run by the Australian Institute of Architects, RMIT’s architecture community featured prominently across the 58 awards and 16 categories, receiving a number of key and prestigious awards.

Key achievements

  • The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) by the STHDI and MCR consortium (Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan) won this year’s highest honor: the coveted AIA Victorian Architectural Medal and the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture
  • Architecture Adjunct Professor Robert McBride is the Director of MCR and the fourth RMIT Adjunct Professor in a row to lead prestigious Victorian Medal-winning projects
  • M@ STUDIO Architects, a research-led practice lead by RMIT Professor Vivian Mitsogianni and Dean Boothroyd with staff, alumni and current students were awarded the 2017 AIA Melbourne Prize for their NGV 2016 Architecture Commission win.
  • Graduate Ton Vu was one of 10 students worldwide shortlisted for The Architectural Review’s “Global Architecture Graduate Awards“, and the only candidate to make the list from an Australian or New Zealand university.

The Master of Architecture is the next step on the path to becoming a design architect with professional accreditation.

Top 3 reasons to be part of RMIT Architecture

  1. Study in design-focused and practical, hands-on studios that model industry best-practice
  2. Learn from local and international leading architects in small classes and design studios
  3. Be immersed in an urban design laboratory in Melbourne, Australia's design capital


Our graduates find work in architecture, design and building practices in the private and public sector. In small to medium-sized practices, graduates are engaged in a broad range of activities from design to project management. In large architectural firms, graduates may work across a number of disciplines and often pursue international work opportunities.

Professional recognition and accreditation

Completion of this 2-year Master program, following the 3-year Bachelor of Architectural Design program, meets the academic requirements for registration as an architect under the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and for membership of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. Professional experience is required for registration.


You must have successfully completed an Australian architecture-specific bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification).

You will be selected competitively based on your grades and folio.

Entry requirements

Selection tasks
  • If you have successfully completed the Bachelor of Architectural Design from RMIT University with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or above, you are guaranteed entry into Master of Architecture. You do not need to submit a selection task.
  • If you have completed the Bachelor of Architectural Design from RMIT University with a GPA less than 2.5 out of 4.0 or another architecture specific Bachelor degree from a different institution, you will be required to submit an online selection task comprising:
    • a personal statement outlining motivation for applying for the program (maximum one A4 sheet)
    • a curriculum vitae (CV) including personal details, academic achievements and professional experience (any work experience you are currently undertaking)
    • an academic transcript of academic results from previous or current studies
    • a folio of your work – see below

Please note: The link to submit the selection task will appear on the applicant dashboard after you have submitted your application.

If you are short-listed, you will be invited to attend an interview in December.

Folio requirements

Format: A3 or A4 size PDF document
Maximum length: 30 pages
Maximum file size: 10MB

Your folio should include examples of your personal creative/design projects and concepts/ideas that lead to the final design piece. You may include any creative examples, including but not limited to:

  • images
  • drawings
  • sketches
  • paintings
  • models
  • photographs
  • computer work

of personal creative/design projects as well as concepts/ideas that lead to the final design piece.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Feb. 2019
July 2019
2 years
Full time
36,480 AUD
Indicative tuition, per year. Commonwealth supported places (CSP) range from AU$6,566 to AU$10,958.
Australia - Melbourne, Victoria
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