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Master of Architectural Engineering

  • Masters (Coursework)

The building industry has a growing need for design professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in their discipline and the ability to collaborate effectively with other designers, investors, contractors, and project managers, through knowledge of whole-building design and performance,...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
MArchEng
Domestic Fees
$8,911 per year / $8,911 total
International Fees
$44,000 per year / $44,000 total

About this course

The building industry has a growing need for design professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in their discipline and the ability to collaborate effectively with other designers, investors, contractors, and project managers, through knowledge of whole-building design and performance, integrated design of sustainable buildings, and digital methods for planning, designing, constructing, and operating buildings.

This Master's is a practice-focused degree for students with engineering or architecture backgrounds to gain professional, work-ready building design skills. There is also a part-time option available for those working in the industry and wanting to upskill.

Students can receive their master's in the following endorsements:

  • Integrated Building Design
  • Structural Engineering (August start only)
  • Building Services and Energy Engineering (to be confirmed for an August 2022 start)

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved a bachelor's degree with First or Second Class Honours in a subject related to building design, or equivalent; or a postgraduate diploma in an equivalent subject.

Students with a Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering with a B Grade Point Average or better can also apply to the College of Engineering Dean (Academic) for admission to the Master of Architectural Engineering. For more details, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering.

It is strongly advised to have at least one year of professional practice experience before applying. Students will be approved entry by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic), based on the standard of their previous studies and work experience.

  • For the Structural Engineering endorsement (August start only), students should have completed a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (First or Second Class) in Civil Engineering, or equivalent.
  • For the Building Services and Energy Engineering endorsement (to be confirmed for an August 2022 start), students should have completed a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (First or Second Class) in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Architectural Engineering or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Graduates of this Master's will be filling a growing and competitive market need for engineers and architects, with the unique combination of technical and collaborative design skills. Building design professionals with modern design knowledge of sustainable, high-performance buildings, and digital design and construction, are especially sought by employers internationally.

The knowledge from this degree will make graduates well-suited for careers as contractors, project managers, building design professionals, and in positions of technical leadership and multi-disciplinary team leadership.

Useful information:

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