Architecture - F6001


Professional entry master degree

Whether you've completed undergraduate studies in architecture or in another field, the Master of Architecture is the key to meeting the academic requirements leading to registration as an Architect.

In this course, you'll be trained as an integrated urban professional, with vision to design progressive architecture that responds to the dynamic needs of contemporary society and speculates about the future of our built environment.

As a student you will undertake high-level study in specialised areas of architecture, from housing and urban design to digital practices. Through project based design studios you will gain exposure to leading design practices.

An integrated program of study will allow you to select from a range of design studios in conjunction with advanced architectural studies - complementary depth units that introduce students to the methods and tactics of architectural design research and engage with the multidisciplinary socio-cultural, political, economic, historical, theoretical and technical dimensions relevant to contemporary architecture and urbanism. You will also develop knowledge of architectural practice within the context of multi-disciplinary collaborations and evolving construction methods and practices. Your studies will culminate in the final year with a self-directed project.In order to register as an Architect, graduates must also complete two years of professional practice and pass the AACA Architectural Practice Examination. For more details please visit the Architectural Registration Board of Victoria website at

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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Depending on prior qualifications, this course can be completed in 2 or 3 years.
Start date
First Semester (February) – open to everyone, Second Semester (July) – open only to Monash University Architectural Design graduates
Master of Architecture
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Entry Level 1:
Duration: 3 years full-time (144 points)

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least a high credit (65%) average.

Entry Level 2:
Duration: 2 years full-time (96 points)

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in architecture with at least a high credit (65%) average. This qualifying bachelor degree must have been completed within 5 years of the proposed commencement of the Masters program. Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Architectural Design at Monash University will automatically progress to the 2-year Master of Architecture.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Entry level 1: Applicants must provide a compilation of evidence of creative work, a curriculum vitae and a statement of intent; shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview.

Entry level 2:  Applicants must provide a design folio and curriculum vitae along with their application; shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview.

The course is structured in four parts. Part A. Architecture Foundations, Part B. Advanced architecture and design studios, Part C. Applied professional practices and Part D. Electives.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code F6001

Timely applications received by early January are considered for offers in this course. Applications received after that time are considered only if places are available.


Semester two (July)

For Monash University Architectural Design graduates only

Timely applications received by early June are considered for offers into this course. Applications received after that time are considered only if places are available.

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)


Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Fee information specific to this course

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments from Centrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for details.

*Additional eligibility criteria apply.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.