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Master of Architecture

MArch(Curtin) - MC-ARCH Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Please note: There are a limited number of Commonwealth supported places available in 2018 for this course. These places are subsidised by the Australian Government. The Australian Government pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. Learn more about Commonwealth supported places and whether you’re eligible by visiting the StudyAssist website.

The Master of Architecture involves study in advanced design project work, architectural history, theory and research, along with studies in management, law and professional practice, and a major self-directed architectural project in a specialised area of interest.

When combined with Curtin's Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), or an equivalent undergraduate degree in architecture, the two qualifications provide you with the educational qualification component that forms part of the requirements for registration as an architect.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Applicants require a Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), or equivalent qualification. Entry to the course is competitive and a high semester weighted average is required. Students with a Bachelor's degree from a non AACA accredited architecture program are required to submit a folio at the time of application.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $22,400*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

The five-year combination of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) and the Master of Architecture is recognised by the Architects Board of Western Australia as meeting the academic requirements for registration as an architect in Western Australia. The course is also recognised by the Commonwealth Association of Architects.

On completing 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 in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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