Master of Architecture (Design Management)

2023 Deakin University Handbook


2024 course information

Award granted Master of Architecture (Design Management)

Waterfront (Geelong)

Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code085273E Waterfront (Geelong)
Deakin course codeS701
Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

This course is for students who have completed D364 Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours).  The final intake to this course version was in 2021.

Students should contact a Student Adviser in Student Central for course and enrolment information.

Further course structure information can be found in the Handbook archive.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This course is designed for students who have completed Deakin's Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management combined course.

You’ll get a specialist education that builds upon an established background in architecture and built environment studies. Unlike our Master of Architecture, the Master of Architecture (Design Management) requires only 1 year of full-time study instead of 2 years.

You’ll develop your skills and knowledge in architectural design research, urban ecologies and other aspects expected in modern architectural professional practice.

You’ll also undertake advanced studies in cultural, technological, design, environmental and theoretical knowledge. Plus, you will study the ethical, evaluative and research frameworks which underpin the architecture field.

Deakin’s Master of Architecture (Design Management) is professionally accredited within Australia by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. This lets you achieve your professional registration, taking your career one step further.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Indicative student workload

You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited (within Australia) by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.

Career opportunities

Graduates from the architecture course may be sought after by private architectural practice firms, government organisations and private companies in property development, building and design.

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 Australian Institute of Architects.

Alternatively, students who are already practising qualified architects will be able to widen their breadth of study in the field.

Income support

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student payment through Youth Allowance and Austudy.

Further information can be found at Deakin’s Current Students website.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on the type of fee place you hold, your course, your commencement year, the units you choose to study and their study discipline, and your study load.

Tuition fees increase at the beginning of each calendar year and all fees quoted are in Australian dollars ($AUD). Tuition fees do not include textbooks, computer equipment or software, other equipment or costs such as mandatory checks, travel and stationery.

Use the Fee estimator to see course and unit fees applicable to your course and type of place. For further information regarding tuition fees, other fees and charges, invoice due dates, withdrawal dates, payment methods visit our Current students website.

Course rules

To complete the Master of Architecture (Design Management), students must attain 8 credit points, which must include the following:

  • Five (5) Core units (8 credit points)
  • Completion of SRA710 Safety Induction Program (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.

Further information

Student Central can help you with course planning, choosing the right units and explaining course rules and requirements.