Master of Architecture

Master the art of urbanisation

The University of Canberra's Master of Architecture has a unique status as the only postgraduate architecture program in Canberra, itself an internationally recognised model design city. This professionally accredited, two-year course focuses on the contemporary issues informing urban architecture and promotes the processes of urbanisation as a laboratory for architectural research.

Accredited by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, our course's 'design studios' will arm you with the professional and intellectual knowledge you need to practice architecture on a global scale, fine-tune your expertise in related careers such as in industrial design, urban design or heritage management or allow you to pursue a PhD in alternative subjects, including architectural history, urban planning or digital architecture.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

2 years

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Course code


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Career Outcomes

Study a Master of Architecture at UC and you will:

  • understand analytical and theoretical approaches to site, context, program and technologies
  • propose formal, spatial and programmatic resolutions for a major urban project
  • demonstrate an understanding of the complex and challenging social, ethical, environmental, political and regulatory contexts within which architectural practice is carried out
  • demonstrate an advanced ability to respond to and develop a client brief, scope of work and detailed design proposals up to start of construction
  • debate the importance of the interconnections of architecture with its cultural, industrial and historical contexts.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Master of Architecture graduates in a range of sectors, including:

  • government departments
  • statutory bodies
  • local authorities
  • commercial development companies
  • self-owned practices or partnerships.

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Advanced history and theory 1
  • Architecture studio 1
  • Advanced technology 1
  • Architecture studio 2
  • Design and architecture research methods


  • Advanced history and theory 2
  • Architecture studio 3
  • Design and architecture research project
  • Architecture practice
  • Architecture studio 4

Course specific

Students are required to have a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, or the equivalent and a credit or above-grade average in the architecture design studios in the second and third year of the undergraduate degree.

Other students with an Architecture degree or equivalent may be admitted with permission from the course convener as Recognition of Prior Learning applies to this course. Alternatively, because of the design-based nature of the degree, a portfolio that indicates the design ability of the candidate may be used to determine admission eligibility.


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