Master of Architecture

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





2 years full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,527.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual CSP fee

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Admission requirements

  • Recognised Bachelor degree in Architectural Design (5.0 GPA)
  • Griffith Bachelor degree in Architectural Design (4.5 GPA)


Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

Why choose this program?

You will receive a rounded professional architectural education with strength in design-research. You can choose to focus on sustainable design, urban design, history/theory or design practice. The research-based approach to architectural design in this degree will help you develop the capacity to pose original questions and to investigate, analyse and appraise current information and understandings. Research-led design will underpin career-long self-directed learning of a critical-reflective nature.

Attendance information

Attendance for all students is full-time mainly on campus, with some off-campus activities including: on-line delivery for aspects; integrated practice-learning; site and practice visits; and, elective national and international field studies. Academic staff-student contact is typically 15-16 hr per week except for Architecture Research Project, which is individually supervised with 1 hr per week contact and periodic group reviews of approximately 4 hr.

Work-integrated learning

Work integrated learning is established in the core course 7606ENV Architecture Professional Practice 2. Additional Work integrated learning is also available through the 'special topic' electives 7607ENV Architecture Special Topic 1 and 7703ENV Architecture Special Topic 2. Work integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. Such inclusion in this program demonstrates Griffith University's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

My career opportunities

Our graduates have been employed in various architecture related organisations including private practice, consulting firms and in local and state government. You may choose to become a 'general practitioner' or you will have the option to specialise in a building type, in an aspect of building design or construction procurement or with further experience and study you can specialise in urban design or research.

Pathways to further study

This program is the entry-level qualification for the architecture profession and as such is a terminal degree. Through inclusion of 40 credit points of dedicated research in the final trimester of study, graduates will be eligible for consideration for higher-degree-research enrolment.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Master of Architecture (5558)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 27.0 $337.50 $27,000.00
2019 Fee Band 26.5 $331.25 $26,500.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

Additional fee information

This postgraduate program has Commonwealth Supported Places. If you are eligible, the Australian Government will contribute to the cost of this program but you will also be required to make a contribution.

Quotas are applied for admission to the Commonwealth Supported Places. Where demand exceeds the number of available places and all places have been filled for the current admission period, applicants who meet minimum program entry requirements may be eligible for a Fee-Paying Postgraduate place if such places are available.

This program has been approved by the Australian Government for student income support (for example, Youth Allowance and Austudy). Students should contact Centrelink for more information about their eligibility for student income support payments.