Master of Architecture (Postgraduate Entry)


Program Code 12251
Graduate Level Postgraduate
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
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Before 2008 in Australia, registration as an architect was based on a Bachelor of Architecture, which at many universities was undertaken as a 3+2 double bachelor program. After 2008, registration as an architect in Australia required a Master of Architecture. The Master of Architecture has only been available in Australian from 2008. This Masters program of study provides Bachelor of Architecture graduates with a pathway to the Masters level qualification by completing a maximum of 80 units of study.

Why study with us?

This program will be offered online through The focus of the program is case based and draws on the expertise and experiences of the presenters within the program.  Newcastle offers a unique approach of online technologies with industry involvement.

Career Opportunities

This Program provides the opportunity for graduates of 5 year architecture programs who still hold the Bachelor level to upgrade to a Masters level.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree (or approved equivalent), involving five years of study in Architecture.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to and click on How to apply for credit.

Depending on the year of graduation and the institution that awarded the degree, credit may be given that reduces the 80 units required for the Master of Architecture (Postgraduate Entry) qualification.

International Students

This program is delivered online only.

Special Needs

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit for more information.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Architecture (Postgraduate Entry) program is an 80 unit Masters degree.  In order to be awarded the program, students are required to complete one core course of 20 units together with 60 units of selected courses chosen from a directed courses list.

Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.

Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the “Further Information” section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE6223 Research in Architectural Practice Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
20 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 60 units from these courses, of which at least 40 units must be at 6000 level.
ARBE3200 History and Theory in the Built Environment 3 Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE3307 Contract Administration Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE4101 Construction Ecology 3 Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE4102 Construction Technology and Services Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE4301 Construction Entrepreneurship Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE4322 Facilities Management - Theory and Practice Not currently offered 20 units
ARBE6312 Sustainable Development Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6321 Property Economics and Finance Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6331 Property and Facilities Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6341 Property Law and Planning Legislation Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6351 Property Investment and Evaluation Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6401 Project Scoping and Integration Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6402 Project Scheduling, Resource Management & Leadership Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6403 Project Communication Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6404 Project Procurement, Cost, Quality & Risk Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6405 Program Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6407 Project Closure Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
CMNS6040 Digital Video Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
CMNS6070 Narrative and Interactive Design Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
DESN6350 Design for Digital Media Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6302 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units