If students choose to complete the non-compulsory units required for registration within the Master of Architecture and continue on to complete two years of work experience under the supervision of a registered architect, they are then eligible to apply for registration with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php .
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
Graduates will be required to complete an additional two years of work experience under the supervision of a registered architect in order to present for registration with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.
The degree requires students to complete 16 credit points of study (two years of full-time study or part-time equivalent).
Students select 16 credit points of study including the following core units:
SRD763 Designing Urban Environments B
SRD764 Designing Urban Environments C
SRM750 Architectural Practice
SRM770 International Architecture Practice
SRR782 Research Methodology
Plus one of the following units
SRR701 Thesis A
SRR702 Thesis B
SRR711 Research Project
Plus one of the following units
SRD765 Architecture Design Masterclass A
SRD766 Architecture Design Masterclass B
The remaining units may be chosen from any level seven SR-coded units.
SRA723 Contemporary Architecture
SRA724 Asian Architecture
SRA742 Urban Perspectives
SRA743 Trans-National Mega Projects
SRC722 Parametric Modelling A
SRC723 Parametric Modelling B
SRC731 Extreme Design Realisation
SRC767 Information Transfer By Design
SRD761 Designing Urban Environments A
SRD762 Interdisciplinary Planning and Design
SRM772 Architecture Internship
SRM781 Managing Change and Innovation
SRT750 Sustainable Futures
SRT758 Building Environmental Services
SRV799 Built Environment Integrated Project
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide
Admission requirements - specific
Applicants will normally have successfully completed an accredited undergraduate program comprising at least three years of study in the area
Advanced standing - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Advanced standing - specific
Advanced standing applicants must comply with the Faculty of Science and Technology rule for admission and selection for postgraduate award (coursework) courses.