Through Griffith's internationally acclaimed teaching and research, the university explores the philosophical, historical, social, spatial and environmental implications of architecture.
The architecture program at Griffith University will prepare students for their place in the world, not just the local region. Architecture students will be exposed to both international and domestic practices, inspiring teachers, have access to dedicated state-of-the-art studios, and have the opportunity to undertake industry integrated experience. The Griffith Architecture program is the first to be delivered on the Gold Coast.
The architecture program and research utilises the wealth of knowledge within the university on climate change and adaptation and the sciences and engineering engaged with creating a more sustainable future. The Griffith Architecture School has a particular focus on design for tropical/subtropical climates, relevant to the region as well as to South-East Asia, and on sustainable design for a changing future.
Students in the Master of Architecture program will receive a rounded professional architectural education with strength in design-research. Students may choose to focus on sustainable design, urban design, history/theory or design practice. The research-based approach to architectural design in this degree will help students develop the capacity to pose original questions and to investigate, analyse and appraise current information and understandings. Research-led design will underpin career-long self-directed learning of a critical-reflective nature.
Griffith Architecture School graduates have been employed in various architecture-related organisations including private practice, consulting firms and in local and state government within Australia. Graduates may choose to become a 'general practitioner' or will have the option to specialise in a building type, in an aspect of building design or construction procurement or with further experience and study you can specialise in urban design or research.
Graduates of an approved undergraduate pathway degree in architecture with a minimum GPA equivalent to a Griffith GPA of 5.0 across the second and third years of their undergraduate 3-year degree program will be eligible for admission to the Master of Architecture.
The Master of Architecture is recognised by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, the Board of Architects of Queensland, the Australian Institute of Architects and the Commonwealth Association of Architects.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston