The Master of Architecture provides professional education in the practice and theory of architecture. Our degree delivers a well-rounded architectural education appropriate to contemporary multidisciplinary professional practice, building on the solid disciplinary foundation established in the Bachelor or Architectural Studies. In addition, it allows you to choose one of four course streams, to tailor your education to specific areas of the discipline. These are: High Performance Technology, Housing, Urban Conditions or Social Agency.
The degree provides you with advanced knowledge in techniques in architectural design, as well as related technical and academic knowledge. With a world-class teaching staff, a structure developed in consultation with industry and our distinctive stream options, you will be well prepared to operate at a professional level in the practice of architecture and other design-based industries.
Why choose this degree?
In addition to professional accreditation and the four distinctive streams, the UNSW Faculty of Built Environment is the only faculty in Australia with a Pritzker Prize winner on our teaching staff Professor Glenn Murcutt, a UNSW alumnus.
Who should choose this degree?
Anyone who intends to become a professional architect or to work in other capacities in design and the built environment should choose this Masters program.
Degree StructureDegree Handbook
- Private Architectural Practice
- Commercial Architectural Practice with Diverse Areas of Focus
- Architect in Heritage, High Performance Architectural Technology or Humanitarian Architecture
- Expert Consultant in Government and Policy and Environment
- Multidisciplinary Design Practice
- Architectural Critic, Journalist, Historian and Academic
Accreditation / Professional Recognition
Once you attain your Master of Architecture degree you will have professional recognition from the NSW Architects Registration Board and Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA). You will be eligible, after a recognised period working in a professional setting, to undertake the Professional Practice exam to become a registered Architect.