What will I learn?
Specialise in areas of interest that interest you, such as remote construction, sustainability, urban design, conservation, and digital environments, and gain practical experience with this focused and accredited master degree.
This degree has a strong practical and industry focus, with studio work, national and international field trips, workshops, internships and master classes.
You will also be given the opportunity to take part in the award-winning student Design and Construct learning experience, where you will design and then construct community buildings in remote locations in Australia and overseas. Some of the projects students have completed include the visitor accommodation at Port Resolution, Tanna Island, Vanuatu; Aboriginal ranger accommodation and research facilities in Fish River, Northern Territory; and accommodation and research facilities at Witchelina Station, South Australia. You will be involved in projects such as these from conception through to completion.
Careers to consider:
architect: combine creative design with technical knowledge to create sustainable solutions for the built environment
urban designer: design at the urban scale; may also participate in educating civic leaders and the public about project details
heritage consultation: develop sustainable practices in design to protect and maintain heritage sites
project manager: involves initiating, planning, executing and controlling a team and their outcomes
What you'll learn
This master degree will provide you with advanced knowledge and understanding of construction systems; digital design and communication; sustainable strategies; architectural practice; and the historical and theoretical contexts that shape our built environment. There is also a strong practical focus - in studio classes you will design complex projects, as well as undertake research and hands-on learning through industry placements.
To successfully graduate from this degree you must complete a total of 12 courses, including advanced design studios, and courses focusing on research, theory and practice management. Three elective courses offer the opportunity for specialisation and include options in sustainable design, urban design, digital media, international study tours and industry placements.
Which department am I in? School of Art, Architecture and Design
Students must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, to the required standard, from a recognized higher institution in Australian or the international equivalent and/or the equivalent professional work experience. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing) obtained within the last two years, or a corresponding result via one of the alternative English language tests recognized by the University.
Entry into the Master of Architecture program is competitive, based on academic merit, and subject to quota. Entry requires successful completion of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies program at the University of South Australia or a Bachelor degree in a 3 year pre-professional architecture program from a recognized higher education institution or equivalent. Alternative Entry: The University may admit other applicants who provide satisfactory evidence of academic achievement which the University recognizes as equivalent to a completed Bachelor of Architectural Studies.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Eynesbury
A$32,700.00 (US$ 25,578) per year
26 February 2018, 25 June 2018
University of South Australia City West Campus, 217-243 Hindley Street, ADELAIDE, South Australia, 5000, ADELAIDE, Australia