Master of Architecture (Professional)
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9, 240 2.0
Full-time for two years or part-time options available
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 3 March - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 14 November
NZ$6719 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
Want to become a registered architect? If you've already completed an undergraduate degree in architecture, this masters degree provides you with the advanced knowledge and skills to become a registered architect.
Would you like to become a registered architect? Have you already completed an undergraduate degree in architecture? In the Master of Architecture (Professional) you explore at a postgraduate level what it takes to create architectural works of merit and value, and learn to incorporate innovative design research into your architecture practice. Develop the ability to promote sustainable and ethical approaches, and collaborate effectively with different disciplines on architectural design projects. You'll also further your ability to critically reflect on your own work, and that of others.
- Leads to industry registration: together with the Bachelor of Architectural Studies it forms a five-year package that prepares you to become a registered architect.
- A lively, engaging and challenging architecture programme.
- Focus on advanced knowledge of architectural and urban design issues in New Zealand.
- Compulsory work experience of 480 hours over two years, giving you an essential insight into contemporary architectural practices.
- Includes a major research project on an area of your interest.
- Accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Architects, the New Zealand Registered Architects Board and the Commonwealth Association of Architects.
- Experienced lecturers, currently practising part-time staff and visiting experts from New Zealand and overseas.
- A wide range of elective courses that cover topics like architecture in the Pacific, urban housing design, climate-responsive architecture, high-performance cladding, digital fabrication and design economics.
If you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to present a portfolio of your design work.
You should be ready to discuss your professional history, the ideas within your work, your interests and the area of research by design that you are considering.
You should have a significant portfolio of professional work that will enable you to reflect critically on your practice.
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Last edited: 05 September 2013