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RMIT Architecture has an international reputation for design excellence. RMIT leads the way both in Australia and overseas by producing graduates that are design innovators.
With a strong focus on ideas-led venturous design exploration RMIT’s Master of Architecture will assist you to develop a sophisticated understanding of architecture, while providing you with a diverse set of advanced skills and learning experiences.
You’ll continue to develop the core skills of architectural design learnt in the degree through to an advanced level. You will enhance your understanding of architecture and design-based research, acquire diverse skills, undertake a wide variety of learning experiences and gain critical awareness of your own work.
RMIT Architecture and its graduates continue to achieve at the highest levels and are acknowledged by the national and international architectural profession.
Graduate Ton Vu was one of 10 students worldwide shortlisted for The Architectural Review’s “Global Architecture Graduate Awards“, and the only candidate to make the list from an Australian or New Zealand university. M@ STUDIO Architects won the NGV’s 2016 Architecture Commission, which will be built in one of Melbourne’s great civic spaces, the Grollo Equiset Garden at NGV International.
The M@ STUDIO competition team consisted of co-directors Associate Professor Vivian Mitsogianni (Deputy Dean and Head of RMIT Architecture and Urban Design,) and Dean Boothroyd (RMIT architecture design tutor), Professor Mark Jacques (Professor of Architecture – Urbanism), RMIT architecture graduates Thomas Sheehan and Luke Tuckman, and current architecture students Kerry Kounnapis and Leona Dusanovic.
The Master of Architecture is the next step on the path to becoming a design architect with professional accreditation.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT Architecture is situated on an urban campus which is seen as a laboratory of design exploration and innovation. Design studios typically make up the majority of this program and are taught in small groups. You will select which design studio you wish to follow from approximately 20 on offer, completing 1 per semester during the course of your studies. Each design studio focuses on a particular theme and project per semester. In your final year you will complete a design thesis project of your choice, which is referred to as your ’major project’. This project will develop on the research outcomes reached at the conclusion of your architecture studies.
You can undertake studios and seminars in other programs such as landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design, as well as in the urban design and digital design research areas. This will foster pathways into our postgraduate Master of Urban Design.
RMIT Architecture is renowned for its strong, long-standing links with industry through our teaching staff, many of whom are internationally recognised award winning practicing architects. In the design studio context you will have the opportunity to work on real-world projects with local and international communities and industry partners. Public lectures are held throughout the year, led by prominent local and international architects.
Our graduates find work in architecture, design and building practices in the private and public sector. In small to medium-sized practices, graduates are engaged in a broad range of activities from design to project management. In large architectural firms, graduates may work across a number of disciplines and often pursue international work opportunities.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Completion of this 2-year Master program, following the 3-year Bachelor of Architectural Design program, meets the academic requirements for registration as an architect under the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and for membership of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. Professional experience is required for registration.
RMIT Architecture has a huge range of international exchange agreements with universities in the USA, Europe and Asia. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose design studios that require overseas travel, to work with students from international universities.
Recent design studios have included collaborations with students in Berlin, Germany and architecture practices in Shanghai, China.
RMIT’s Global Mobility supports students to undertake an exchange or short-term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Innovators in architecture practice
Diverse learning experiences equip postgraduate students to advance their skills, refine their practice and reach new levels of creativity in architecture.