UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Master of Architecture
The Master of Architecture (coursework) is the professional degree in Architecture accredited in Australia by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and the Architects Board of Western Australia. The degree is validated internationally by the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and through the Canberra Accords, by other international registration agencies. It comprises a core program in design, technology and professional practice. Students have the opportunity to choose a pathway of units from the critical studies, technical studies and design streams to increase their knowledge in specialised areas of architecture.
- Course title
- Master of Architecture
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- professional practice master's degree
- current / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years (for students with an architectural background) full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 96 points of taught units and 72 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 3.5 years (for graduates of other disciplines) full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 168 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Professional accreditation
- Master of Architecture is accredited by: AACA / Architects Board of Western Australia.
- Time limit
- 7 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Kate Hislop
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
(3) Students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts with co-requisite majors in Architecture, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 72 points.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
Professional work experience
13.(1) Before qualifying for the degree, a student must have completed not less than 16 weeks of full-time, or the equivalent part-time, professional work experience considered appropriate by the Faculty.
(2) Of the period of professional work experience required, students must complete at least four weeks full-time, or the part-time equivalent, prior to commencing the final 48 points of study for the course of Master of Architecture (by coursework).
(5) If students undertake professional work experience overseas they must provide evidence that the person who supervised their work experience is a registered architect in the country in which the work experience was undertaken.
[Approved exception to University Policy]