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RMIT Architecture has an international reputation for design excellence and leads the way both in Australia and overseas by producing graduates that are design innovators.
This program is the first step to becoming an architect and helps you develop an understanding of architecture and provides a diverse set of skills and learning experiences. You will focus on learning the core skills required of an architect and architectural designer and intensively develop a broad grounding in design and communication skills.
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.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Design studio typically makes up half the program each semester and is taught in small groups. You will focus on a particular theme and project each semester. After the first semester, you’ll be able to select which design studio you wish to follow from approximately 20 on offer, completing 1 per semester during the course of your studies.
Supporting courses such as technology, communication and history comprise the remainder of your program and give you an understanding of the social and physical contexts of the built environment, as well as teaching you drawing skills.
In your first semester, you will complete a structured foundational design and communications course.
Subsequent semesters include 4 ’lower pool’ design studios. In the final semester of study, you will move into ’upper pool’ and complete an upper pool design studio working with Master of Architecture students.
Study in the Master degree consists of 3 additional upper pool design studios, general elective courses and supporting courses such as professional practice.
Lower and upper pool studios are vertically integrated, i.e. grouped with students from various year levels.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access to online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
RMIT Architecture is well known for its strong, long-standing links with industry. Design studios are delivered by academic staff as well as sessional staff from innovative practices, or visiting international practitioners and academics.
In the design studio context you will also have the opportunity to work on real world projects with local and international community and industry partners. Many public lectures are also held throughout the year, led by prominent local and international architects and urban designers.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
The undergraduate program is a stand-alone award that provides employment options for those who seek to work in architectural practices or design more generally, in roles that do not require professional registration. Students must complete the Master of Architecture to be eligible to apply for accreditation as an architect.
- urban designer
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates may be employed in an architectural practice or a related design field, but need to complete the Master of Architecture in order to be eligible to apply to be professionally recognised as an architect. In Australia, completion of the Master degree will allow you, following 2 years’ professional experience, to sit the Architects Registration Board examination and register as an architect.
This program 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.
Other 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
Design-focused architectural study that produces global innovators.
Explore the future of architecture through project-based design studios, investigating ideas about society and how we interact with the physical environment.