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Part-time and accelerated study options available

Architecture is a creative and exciting design-based profession concerned with virtually all aspects of the built environment. It combines art, science and technology with business, social and environmental concerns.

To become an architect:

Step 1
Choose the Bachelor of Design at Melbourne as your first degree and major in Architecture.

Step 2
Choose the two-year Master of Architecture to be able to qualify as an architect.

Alternative pathway
Alternatively, you can complete the Bachelor of Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Music or Science with a design and history subject at Melbourne and then undertake the three-year Master of Architecture.

Example pathway

Year 1 Undergraduate Year 2 Year 3   Year 4 Graduate Year 5 Year 6
Bachelor of Arts Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Biomedicine      
Bachelor of Commerce      
Bachelor of Design      
Bachelor of Music      
Bachelor of Science      
Chancellor's Scholars Program      

About the Master of Architecture
The Master of Architecture focuses on architectural design and practice. Upon completion of this course, you can seek employment in private architectural firms working on residential, commercial and institutional projects or in government departments assisting in the development of major projects.

Entry requirements
This program may have specific entry requirements such as prerequisite subjects or a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) that must be completed to be considered for entry.

Guaranteed entry
The University offers guaranteed entry into selected graduate degrees to domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia. Eligible students must enrol in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree immediately following year 12, or be granted a deferral by the University. These guarantees are usually based on your ATAR/notional ATAR.

Find out if you’re eligible for guaranteed entry.

Chancellor’s Scholars Program
Chancellor’s Scholars at Melbourne are guaranteed a place in the graduate program of their choice, and participate in a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.

Find out more about the Chancellor’s Scholars Program