Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Taught within RMIT’s Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL), this Master by coursework program will prepare you to be a design leader in a rapidly changing environment.
A primary objective of this program is to speculate on the future of design practice. Advances in the digital age have already transformed design practice, but we are only at the beginning of a greater revolution in the integrated application of technology and its influence on the workflow process of design through to construction.
As innovation in spatial and architectural design practice is positioned at the intersection of several disciplines, this program would appeal to students from a wide variety of professions such as architecture and design, industrial design, computer science, engineering, media and sound design.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
This program’s flexible structure and combination of face-to-face and online delivery modes will suit working professionals.
You will work collaboratively with colleagues from a range of disciplinary backgrounds in a studio-based model.
The intensive design studios are each six weeks long and most held in both Melbourne. For travelling studios in and other cities in Europe and Asia destinations will vary from year to year.
Prior to the face-to-face workshops, you may be expected to do some online learning.
You will learn how to constructively critique your own work and that of others. Peer review is integral to the learning environment and subsequently, for professional practice within the creative industries.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
SIAL has strong industry links to global leaders in architectural and engineering practice, technology companies and fabricators, and construction and industry bodies. Integrating this international industry expertise into the coursework is a key aspect of this program.
You will have the opportunity to solve real issues faced by organisations and will receive feedback from industry on the work you produce.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Upon graduation you may pursue many professional pathways including work in private practice, specialist consultancy to design practice, or high-end construction and development.
You will also be prepared for:
- environmental performance as a driver in early design
- realising complex architecture
- integrating technology in spatial design such as sound, sensing and actuation
- the design of virtual and sonic environments.
Possible career titles:
- acoustic designer
- digital design consultant
- fabrication and assembly designer
- industrial designer
- interior designer
- landscape architect
- responsive design consultant
- spatial system designer
- spatial sound performer
- software engineer
- sound designer
- transformable design consultant
- visualisation designer.
In addition to overseas workshops, the School of Architecture and Design has an extensive network of international collaborators in the USA, Europe and Asia. These include the World Architecture Workshop network in France and Japan, and ongoing exchange programs in Copenhagen, Berlin, Los Angeles, Innsbruck, Shanghai, Tianjin, Sendai, Toulouse and several other cities. These connections enable future work opportunities or collaborative experience following graduation.
RMIT’s Global Mobility Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short-term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Preparing design leaders for a digital future.
Students work alongside researchers at the forefront of design practice, and develop studio-based projects in Melbourne and in cities in Europe and Asia.