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The award
MArch

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February

International course fees
AUD 30800 per year

All study options

About Master of Architecture at University of Newcastle, Australia

At UON, we not only teach the art, technology, philosophy and business of architecture, we challenge our students to think laterally and explore their potential as agents for change. UON architects don't just design and shape the physical spaces of our cities and buildings; they use architecture to stimulate the places where we live and work, find social justice, engage the community and improve our world.

At UON, we not only teach the art, technology, philosophy and business of architecture, we challenge our students to think laterally and explore their potential as agents for change. UON architects don't just design and shape the physical spaces of our cities and buildings; they use architecture to stimulate the places where we live and work, find social justice, engage the community and improve our world.

Once a heavy industry hub, Newcastle is shifting into a creative innovation centre, offering a unique space for resourceful, transformative architectural practice. Through live projects in our city and beyond, you'll develop design principles that emphasise social, economic and environmental sustainability. You'll invest time in developing a deep understanding of each site you work on. You will be become a consultative problem solver, remaining engaged with our challenging future, learning how to develop human and purposeful architecture.

Why study with us?

  • Be mentored by six AIA gold-medal winning professors in practice who will teach you to push the boundaries
  • Join a supportive student community and inhabit your own space in our 24-hour access studios
  • Study in a school that's top 50 in the world for architecture and built environment
  • Complete the most studio-based Master of Architecture degree in Australia

What will you study?

Keeping pace with progressive architecture schools around the world, from 2017 UON's Master of Architecture will be studio-based; dedicated to projects that allow for the engaged, integrated and applied forms of architectural practice. You'll spend more time in the studio than you would at any other University in NSW.

To reflect the diverse forms of practice architects are now engaged in through their working lives, we've renewed our program to offer you greater flexibility to become the architect you want to be. You will select, initiate and direct your own live and research-based architectural projects.  

The Architecture Studio

During each Architecture Studio course you will explore the core information and resources that explain the conditions of the project as site, landscape and place; the technical information required for its development, detail and resolution; together with the historical and theoretical knowledge that underpins architectural design.

You will have the opportunity to engage in live projects with NSW Urban Growth and local government; understand and work within the real architectural projects of our cities and regions.

The Studio provides the learning environment where the design process and the proposition are discussed with your teachers; academics, architects, experts, consultants and stakeholders.

You'll have the creative freedom to determine how you respond to the challenges of each studio project. Working on architectural projects that you shape yourself puts you in control of your own portfolio, and your career that follows.  

Professional Practice Courses

The important architectural management and architectural practice courses provide core and responsive knowledge about becoming a professional Architect. You will then demonstrate and apply that knowledge within your Architecture Studio projects.

Electives

There are now two opportunities to undertake elective courses within the program. You can broaden your skills and knowledge, take the opportunity to undertake a study tour, or get involved in working laboratories and other forms of practice-based research.

Mid-year entry

The changes to the structure of the Master of Architecture also provide more flexibility for students and enable mid-year entry into the degree. 

Careers

The University of Newcastle's Master of Architecture is well regarded by industry for its emphasis on preparing students for the working reality of practicing architecture.

Providing you with a range of architectural skills and knowledge, upon successful completion of this advanced program you can look forward to a diverse range of career opportunities in areas including:

  • private and commercial practice
  • research
  • construction
  • project management
  • property development
  • town planning
  • infrastructure planning
  • overseas aid

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMArchHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 30800 per year

Entry requirements

Direct admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students via the GradSchool website. When lodging an application for this program please quote the relevant code:

  • For Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - 927250
  • For Full Fee Paying Place - 927251

PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMONWEALTH SUPPORTED PLACES ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE SYDNEY CAMPUS. Only domestic full-fee paying and international students will be eligible to apply for admission to the program at the Sydney campus.

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Design (Architecture) program http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-design-architecture, or approved equivalent in order to apply for entry.

Mid-year entry is now available in this program.

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    "Engineering degrees at the University of Newcastle are very much focused on providing life-long, real-world, professional skills that will set me up for my future career."

    On campus I can participate in industry guest lectures and live projects sponsored by business. I also get exposure to real-world challenges and critical engineering applications with 12-weeks of industrial experience.

    Newcastle is one of only three universities in Australia in the Global E³ which gives me learning opportunities with the best universities all over the world. Universities like Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University which ranks in the top 10 in the world.

    I like that engineering is such a broad field and I could end up working not only designing buildings, but also transport systems and tunnels. I feel like studying at the University of Newcastle is giving me the best possible start.”

    Neruiben, Newcastle
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil), 2017

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    "The University of Newcastle's English Language Centre was the perfect platform for me to start studying in Australia."

    I decided to come to the University of Newcastle as I really wanted to study a quality psychology degree in Australia. Before starting the degree, I attended the University’s English Language Centre where I undertook an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

    This course really helped me develop my English skills and prepare me for studying full-time.
    I really liked how my English teachers had a passion for helping each student. They provided a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Many of the teachers had even taught in a variety of Asian countries.

    I’m looking forward to finishing my four-year degree in Newcastle as university life here is serene and enjoyable.”

    Kenneth, Hong Kong
    Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), 2017

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    "Studying Medicine at the University of Newcastle has helped me prepare for the real-world."

    I transferred from the International Medical University in Malaysia half way through my Bachelor of Medicine degree. I’m proud to have completed my degree and really enjoyed my time at the University of Newcastle.

    The University’s medicine program is world-class. The program includes several different clinical placements that helped prepare me for the real-world. I’ve had the opportunity to learn and work at various general practitioners, the John Hunter Hospital, the Singleton District Hospital, and the Mater Hospital. I’ve also been able to travel to different places in Australia to learn new things, including a nursing home in Adelaide.

    I’ve graduated with the medical expertise and skills to help maintain and promote individual and community health around the world. I was offered a job at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.”

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