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Become a professionally recognised Architect

Research initiatives and studio workshops led by eminent visiting professors and internationally recognised professionals offer students an opportunity to develop their architectural skills on a global scale. In addition to the permanent Faculty of award-winning practicing architects and published scholars, the Abedian School of Architecture has developed partnerships with leading educators and professionals around the world who actively contribute to the architectural program. 

Gain the opportunity to develop architectural skills on a global scale! The Master of Architecture at Bond ensures students are immersed in a range of research initiatives, studio workshops, and mentored by internationally recognised industry professionals. The Abedian School of Architecture has developed partnerships with leading educators and professionals around the world who actively contribute to the architectural program.

Students are taught in the award-winning Abedian School of Architecture building, promoting creativity, innovation and collaboration among students and academics. The program allows graduates to gain professional recognition as an Architect in Australia as well as internationally, including New Zealand, the United States, Canada, China, Korea, Mexico and the United Kingdom; as per the Canberra Accord.

Architecture at Bond

Incredible access to state of the art resources

Master of Architecture students have complete access to the Architecture equipment and studios. The Abedian School of Architecture is characterized by small class sizes in a dedicated studio environment. Students have 24/7 access to the award-winning architecture building, designed by Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham of CRAB Studio, London. A strong studio culture is driven by student collaboration, social engagement, and consistent one-on-one interaction with academic staff. The Workshop and Digital Fabrication Lab provides opportunities in design as part of the new generation of architecture. Studio, workshop and digital based learning are core components of Architectural studies at Bond, with practical hands-on projects contributing to a large part of the program.

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Key features

  • Thrive in our studio culture environment
  • Be mentored and taught by national and internationally recognised industry professionals
  • Become a professionally recognised Architect
  • Learn in the award-winning Abedian School of Architecture building
  • Overseas study tour opportunity

About the program

The Master of Architecture at the Abedian School of Architecture is designed to develop the emerging architectural professional to be fearless in their design ability, as well as possess the confidence to change the world and the habitats of the future through their creative design skills, imaginative vision, strategic thinking and technical proficiency. Show more

The Master of Architecture at the Abedian School of Architecture is designed to develop the emerging architectural professional to be fearless in their design ability, as well as possess the confidence to change the world and the habitats of the future through their creative design skills, imaginative vision, strategic thinking and technical proficiency. The Master of Architecture is delivered through a comprehensive design studio environment, current issues are debated through historical and philosophical architectural thought as well as contemporary states of urban habitation, challenges to a sustainable ecology and the ramifications of modern technology. Professional architectural concerns in law, contracts and ethics are also examined which prepare students for the commercial world of architectural practice. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration4 semesters (1 year 4 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaArchitecture and Built Environment
Program codeSD-93017
CRICOS code078184J
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

This master's program academically prepares the graduate to acquire the requisite work experience to gain eligibility towards the professional status of architect in Australia or overseas. Professional status is governed at the State level in Australia. Professional registration overseas is governed by the relevant professional authority.

This master's program enables graduates to enter the architecture profession in a variety of careers including architectural firms, government, construction, development, infrastructure and planning industries both in Australia and around the world.

The strategic thinking, visual creativity, public engagement, design and technology skills, strategic management and entrepreneurial outlook developed in this degree also provides graduates with a wide range of career opportunities in the creative industries . Many architectural graduates establish careers in design studios, virtual design, web and graphic design, fashion, advertising, industrial design, arts management and the visual arts.

The Master of Architecture also prepares graduates for a pathway into higher education. The research dissertation offers a level of academic work in a student portfolio that is typically acceptable in applications for doctoral studies.

We practice what we teach

Architecture students will expand their skills within the landmark Abedian School of Architecture building. The building was designed by Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham of internationally renowned firm Cook Robotham Architecture Bureau (London).

The unique design of the School provides an exceptional student learning experience. The concept of the building aims to foster collaboration at all levels from undergraduates to postgraduates where architectural students and academics can learn, create and exhibit in an open plan studio environment. The striking design of the building also acts as a teaching tool where theory comes to life, and will inspire innovation and creativity in students. The floating mezzanine, spiral stair cases, and internal ‘street’ are just some of the design features that will excite and stimulate a contemporary education space in which students, industry and the community can learn, gather, and exhibit.

Students will benefit from exclusive access to seven new design studios, computing and fabrication laboratories, a digital robotics laboratory, traditional workshops, reading and resource rooms, an atelier as well as impressive exhibition and event space. The School is one of a select number of architectural schools worldwide that incorporate architectural design through digital robotics, providing opportunities in design as part of the new generation of architecture.

The Abedian School of Architecture features one of the lowest student to staff ratio of any architectural program offered in Australia, ensuring unrivalled access to state of the art equipment, as well as personalised attention and mentoring.

Professional accreditation

The Australian Institute of Architects and the Board of Architects of Queensland currently recognise and accredit the Master of Architecture program. The Bachelor of Architectural Studies is recognised as the normal pathway to the Master of Architecture.

Program structure

The Master of Architecture program is delivered within a comprehensive design studio environment.  Each studio contains a combination of practical and professional applications, theoretical studies, technical proficiency and conceptual rigour. Each studio forms a discrete stage in the Masters sequence, culminating in a Master’s Thesis studio in the final semester of study, bringing integrated skills and knowledge together.

View the Master of Architecture - Program Structure and Sequencing

Structure & subjects (12)

You must complete the following subjects:

PLUS one (1) Faculty elective from the Faculty of Society & Design list of postgraduate subjects.

A study tour is also available as an elective option for students.

The total program fees for the Master of Architecture are:

  • $72,944
  • $73,652

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Domestic applicants

Completion of a Bond University Bachelor of Architectural studies at a credit average (GPA 2.0/4.0) AND/OR high quality portfolio of design work. Completion of an undergraduate degree program approved by the Australia New Zealand Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure (ANZAPAP) with a credit average (GPA 2.0/4.0 or 5.0/7.0) AND/OR high quality portfolio of design work. Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.0/4.0 are required to include a portfolio for further consideration for entry.

International applicants

A combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree program approved by the Australia New Zealand Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure (ANZAPAP) with a credit average (GPA 2.0/4.0 or 5.0/7.0) PLUS high quality portfolio of design work. English language IELTS 7.0 (no sub score less than 6.5) or equivalent Bond University approved language test. 

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

Portfolio requirements

The portfolio should be a single pdf file, no larger than 10MB, containing graphic and three dimensional architecture, design, and/or other creative work, including evidence of professional experience (if applicable).

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.