The accredited Master of Architecture program, when combined with relevant professional experience and successful completion of the Architectural Practice Examination, fulfils one of the pathways to register as an architect in Australia.
In the program you will study architectural history, theory, research, management and law, and undertake professional practice.
This is a hands-on course that combines the understandings of design, science, technology, history and culture to ensure you graduate with a well-rounded set of skills. You’ll also undertake a major self-directed architectural thesis project in a specialised area of interest, to demonstrate research skills and gain practical experience.
Students who complete the master degree to a high standard can apply for doctoral-level studies.
Curtin University is committed to providing a world-class learning experience to our students. We are proud to announce that in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2023 we were the highest-ranked university in Western Australia for architecture and the built environment and in the top 25 universities in the world for the field of Architecture in the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) 2022-23
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Architecture lead to?
The future of architecture
Architecture has an increasing focus on sustainable design. Architects are required to think creatively about our built environment, and to apply critical thinking in digital design and technology.
Building information modelling (BIM), resilient architecture and community projects inform Curtin staff and student work, enabling graduates to address the future needs of the human experience in the built environment.
- Interior design
- Urban and regional planning
What you'll learn
- demonstrate an understanding of the profession of architecture, its theoretical underpinnings and ways of thinking; apply specific discipline knowledge contained within the streams of Architectural Design, Professional Practice and Architectural Culture.
- think critically, creatively and reflectively in order to analyse and understand the specific needs of various parties involved in architecture in order to generate and create innovative solutions.
- conduct appropriate scholarly and professional research to access and analyse the diverse information needed to make informed, strategic design decisions.
- communicate information and ideas to diverse audience through visual, verbal and written communication techniques.
- recognise and understand the principles of a range of appropriate technologies and their suitable application within the profession of architecture.
- sustain intellectual curiosity that constantly strives, through self-directed learning, for innovation within the profession of architecture.
- synthesise a range of local, national and international issues and perspectives which influence the creation and practice of architecture.
- understand and value cultural and physical diversity and appreciate its significance in the creation of architecture.
- demonstrate a professional and ethical approach in the creation of architecture; work independently and in teams; create knowledge in a scholarly, creative and/or professional context through critical inquiry, research and project development.