Overview

Have you completed your undergraduate degree in architecture, perhaps taken some time to explore international architecture and are now ready to complete your education to become a fully accredited, practising architect?

The University of Newcastle offers a well established and successful program founded on the principle that practice makes perfect. The Master of Architecture focuses on real life challenges faced by practicing architects whilst building upon your existing theoretical foundations.

Highly regarded within the architecture industry the program is ideally undertaken full-time over two years. Its high intake of international students further encourages students to discover and embrace the diversity of international design, whilst being provided with the practical skills and knowledge to emerge with the best qualifications when seeking registration as a practising architect. You will be armed with life experiences and a healthy dose of practical, collaborative and hands on knowledge to take on architectural challenges.

Rankings

The 2015 QS World University Subject Rankings have recently been released and the University of Newcastle's (UON) School of Architecture and Built Environment has debuted at number 40 in the world.

Public Exhibitions

Our architecture degrees culminate in spectacular public exhibitions showcasing students' work to the professional community. In 2014, Newcastle’s often overlooked King Street carpark was remade for [un]made, a one-of-a-kind public architecture show displaying student visions of the city. You can view photos of this exhibition on the University of Newcastle Architecture Facebook page

Student Community

We have a thriving student community with groups and activities that both compliment your study and make for a great university experience. The Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA) is the official student body of the Australian Institute of Architects. They organise national, state and local events that provide opportunities for students to collaborate with each other as well as professional designers. Check out our Masters students' blog to gain insight into their experience.

We Produce Award Winning Graduates

­­In the past four years, our graduates have received six NSW RAIA design medals and commendations. Take a look at our student's work and you'll understand why. We also received both commendations in the Australian Bluescope Glenn Murcutt prize with four of the 13 students selected to be part of the competitive 2014 Architecture Student Biennale traveling exhibition.

Is it for you?

Conceived around team-oriented principles which are fostered within a professional architecture working environment, the University of Newcastle’s Master of Architecture will prepare you for your career as a professional architect.

Completed over two years full-time, the school’s design studio offers a strong creative and learning environment where you will engage in real life projects designed to extend your practical knowledge and skills. You will learn the architectural skills applicable to the creative challenges met by working architects today.

You will require dedication and commitment as you complete this challenging yet highly rewarding advanced qualification. In the end you will be recognised for registration by the:

  • State Boards of Architects
  • Architects Accreditation Council of Australia
  • Royal Australian Institute of Architects
  • Royal Institute of British Architects.

These qualifications are also internationally recognised and reciprocal arrangements exist with many countries.

Newcastle architecture students have access to the best design minds in the country including five leading Australian architects in residence; Lawrence Nield, Kerry Clare and Lindsay Clare, Peter Stutchbury and Richard Leplastrier.

The five AIA Gold Medal-winning Professors are fully involved in design teaching at all levels in the school. They are studio teachers in both the Bachelor and Master degrees and also act as specialist mentors for students.

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Facilities

Our facilities are considered to be among the finest in Australia providing 24-hour access for students to the Architectural Design Studio, state-of-the-art Architectural Design Workshop and cutting edge Digital Design Studio.

Career Pathways

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Architecture is well regarded by industry for its emphasis on preparing students for the working reality of practising architects.

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

Whichever path you choose, you will have the opportunity to contribute professionally to the future of cities, the natural landscape and society.

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