The University of Newcastle, Australia
Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Fees

$32,345 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

2 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 12060
CRICOS code: 062019J

Program handbook

Description

The School of Architecture and Built Environment has developed an innovative approach to architectural education. From the beginning of the program, students work on projects that reflect real design problems met by architects in practice and use them to develop the knowledge and competence required of a graduate entering the profession. Working usually in small groups with tutors, as in a design office, students learn to creatively integrate the contributions of various disciplines to the effective practice of architecture. The basic building needs of work, home and public life from the themes of design problems covered in the program. The Architecture design studio provides students with personal-work-stations and computer network connections to allow participation in the synergy of a shared learning experience.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • To demonstrate an understanding of contemporary architectural scholarship, research and practice
  • To have the core knowledge to proceed to become a registered architect in Australia
  • To apply knowledge for the architectural design of complex building types within urban and natural environments
  • To value cultural differences and appreciate their impact on architectural practice
  • To recognize the social, historical and environmental context of architectural practice
  • To communicate appropriately and sensitively with professional colleagues and the public

Details

Information correct as at26 Aug 2019 6:20 AM
Program code12060
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 2 years full-time.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Architecture and Built Environment
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code062019J

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available via the direct application to UON

PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMONWEALTH SUPPORTED PLACES ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE SYDNEY CAMPUS. Only domestic full-fee paying and international students will be eligible to apply for admission to the program at the Sydney campus.

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Design (Architecture) program, or approved equivalent in order to apply for entry.

Mid-year entry is now available in this program.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


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 the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Professional recognition

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia

The Master of Architecture is recognised for registration by the State Boards of Architects, the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, the Australian Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects. This program along with a minimum of two years professional experience and subject to passing a professional practice exam conducted by the State Board of Architects, leads to registration as an architect.

Board of Architects Malaysia

Australian Institute of Architects

Royal Institute of British Architects

State Boards of Architects


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

160 units

Program duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

The program requires the completion of 160 units, 140 of which are core courses, 10 units are directed courses and 10 units are electives.

Important information for students undertaking the program in Sydney:

Assessment of student work varies between courses but usually involves students presenting project material to a critique panel for feedback and assessment. For students undertaking the program in Sydney, the major assessment item at the end of each course will take place at Callaghan Campus (Newcastle). It is important for moderation, and the reflective student learning experience, that all students present to all other students in the course and to the same critique panel for assessment. Please ensure you are able to meet the requirement to travel to Callaghan Campus before enrolling in this program.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


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 "Additional Documents" section, in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE6201Architectural Management
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6202Architectural Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6231Architecture Studio 7
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
30 units
ARBE6232Architecture Studio 8
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
30 units
ARBE6233Architecture Studio 9
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
30 units
ARBE6234Architecture Studio 10
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
30 units

Directed Course

Choose 10 units from the following directed course list.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE3225Architecture Studio Project 3
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE3308Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE4302Disaster Management and Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Delivery of this program is offered in alternating patterns, with lectures, studios and laboratories.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

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.