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UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND - [UQ], BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND - PROGRAMS

Brisbane, QueenslandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1909Established Year
  38187Enrollment

Master of Architecture [M.Arch]

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
 Course Based

Field of Study

$ 28,041 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The University of Queensland offers a Master of Architecture for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, course-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The Master of Architecture program will develop the advanced design, technical and professional skills relevant to the practice of architecture.
  • It will prepare students for a dynamic profession where they will provide design solutions for the many questions facing the cities and environments.
  • To complete the program, a student must complete 32 units from the Master of Architecture course list.
  • This program is the second stage of obtaining a professional qualification in Architecture and builds on the core skills developed in the Bachelor of Architecture Design.
  • The program is accredited by all Australian state and territory architect registration boards.
  • The University also provides opportunities for managing property development and building companies, working as architectural photographers and visualizers, and editing architecture journals.
  • In general, architects students can work across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Students can choose to further their research ambitions and proceed to enrol in a PhD program, where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.
  • The School of Architecture is a national leader in architectural education and research that awards more than 37,950 USD in scholarships and prizes annually.
  • School of Architecture is a national leader in architectural education and research and was placed in the top 5 Australian universities for architecture in the 2018 ERA Outcomes.
  • Placements/Job opportunities after the Master of Architecture are Interior design, Urban planning, Research, and education, etc and the average salary goes up to 54,000 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 56,564 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Semester1 (Deadline - Feb 24)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/program/Master-of-Architecture-5429

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a bachelor of Architectural Design degree from UQ or degree equivalent to a standard Australian bachelor's degree in Architecture with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale.
  • Or, students must have a bachelor of Architectural Design from UQ or degree equivalent to a standard Australian bachelor's degree in Architecture with a GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7 point scale.
  • Students holding qualifications other than the bachelor of Architectural Design from this university must demonstrate excellent academic record to be eligible for this program.

Work Experience Eligibility:

Students with related academic experience must have a 6 months full-time postgraduate work experience (or equivalent), approved by the executive dean to apply for the Architecture program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution.
  • Students must have a GPA of 5 in each of the two most recent design courses in architectural studies at either bachelor or master level.

Submission of GRE scores is required for this program, however, it is recommended to submit the scores (300+) for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements or awards, publications, relevant work or volunteer experience.
  • UQ Online Applications: Students have to fill online application to take admission.
  • Academic Transcripts: Students have to provide full academic transcripts that contain student’s unit results.
  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE): It is an official document issued to international students by universities in Australia. It confirms that students have accepted a place in a course, and have paid tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover premium (OSHC).
  • Employment confirmation: A signed official letter or statement on company letterhead from student employer or organization confirming the dates and type of student employment.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of student’s strengths and any work experience and/or education that they have.
  • Supplementary documents: Students may be required to provide additional information with the application, depending on which Curtin University course they choose.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL other recognized English test results.


Application Deadline

Semester1
Feb 24

Semester2
Aug 03


Scores Required

87 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

64 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE

304 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$28041$28041
Books and supplies$241$241
Total fees$28282$28282

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing (on-campus)$ 21,360
Housing (off-campus)$ 14,568

Ranking

QS World University 2019

Ranked #51/ 200

Architecture [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
UQ India Global Leaders Scholarship Variable Yes 30 May, 2020
UQ Economics India Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Nov, 2020
HASS Scholarship for Excellence - India $6,872 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Australian Government Research Training Program Variable Yes N/A
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Destination Australia Scholarship $11,070 Yes 07 Jul, 2021
Australia Awards Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

An international student must obtain a Student Visa of Australia to study and work in Australia. Students can apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500) after receiving a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from UQ.  Visa applications can be submitted online through the Department of Home Affairs. There are different types of visa such as:

  • Student Visa: The student visa is a temporary visa that allows students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution. Generally, if students are studying for more than 3 months, they will need a Student Visa. 
  • Visitor Visa: If students are studying for 3 months or less, there are Visitor Visa options. Students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa then they may be able to get a Working Holiday Visa which allows studying for 4 months.
  • Working Holiday Visa: It gives young people between the ages of 18 and 30 (and in some cases between the ages of 18 and 35) the opportunity to enjoy working holidays for up to 36 months.
  • Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after completing the student’s studies.
  • Relative’s Visitor Visa: If a student's relatives wish to attend the graduation ceremony and require a letter to assist with their Visitor Visa application, they can order an official Graduation letter.
  • Applying For permanent Residency: International students who wish to remain in Australia permanently need to apply for Permanent Residency (PR). 
  • If students are under 18 years of age, they must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.
  • To apply for Student Visa, students will need the following documentation:
    • A copy of the offer letter
    • Valid Passport
    • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
    • A copy of electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
    • The visa application payment specified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Work Study

Australia is a great place to work as an international student. Students may choose to work while studying

  • Student Visa allows international students to work part-time while pursuing their full-time degree courses.
  • The student visa allows students to work up to 40 hours per fortnight (two-week period) during university semesters.
  • Student visa holders can work full-time hours during vacations.
  • Casual or part-time work is a great way to provide students with an income while they are studying. 
  • The wage depends on the type of work and the age of the students.

Career and Placement after Course

The career opportunities are:

  • Heritage and conservation
  • Construction and project management
  • Interior design
  • Urban planning
  • Research and education
  • Consultancy work


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