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Master of Architecture (Professional)

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
2 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
Campus:
Auckland University of Technology
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Course details

Summary

Already have a degree in architecture? Study the Master of Architecture (Professional) to prepare yourself for a career as a registered architect.

Architecture focuses on the relationship between people and their environments. Study architecture at AUT and gain an understanding of the critical, ethical, aesthetic, social cultural and technological components of architecture and the design of sustainable future environments.

You’ll develop a critical approach to architectural design, become familiar with architectural history and contemporary architecture practice, and learn to apply Te Aranga M?ori design principles to your work.

What you study

You’ll learn to integrate social and technical knowledge into core design processes, and design a range of buildings at different scales and levels of complexity. The programme is mainly studio-based.

At the heart of the programme is a design thesis, an opportunity to develop your research skills and research an area of your interest.

Complete 120 points from:

  • W?nanga Design Studio: Strategy
  • W?nanga Design Studio: Resolution
  • Architectural Practice I: Histories and Theories of Practice
  • Architectural Practice II: Research Methods in Architecture
  • Architectural Practice III: Project Delivery
  • Architectural Practice IV: Business and Entrepreneurship

And complete 30 points from:

  • Advanced Topics in Architecture AND
  • Any other postgraduate paper as approved by the programme leader

And complete a Design Thesis.

Career opportunities
Students who complete the Master of Architecture (Professional) as well as an approved period of practical experience will be eligible to take the professional practice interview to become registered architects.

Entry criteria

Must have completed the Bachelor of Architecture and Future Environments or equivalent with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7; or equivalent (Bachelor of Design in Spatial Design or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Architectural Engineering graduates may progress into the Master of Architecture (Professional) subject to additional papers.)

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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