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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design

The Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design will give you a sound platform for the realities of contemporary practice.

In less time than it takes to complete the two degrees separately, you will gain the qualification necessary to practice as a professional architect* and investigate the ecological, social, and economic conditions of good urban cities and spaces.

The MArch(Prof)UrbDes is professionally accredited, recognized by New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB), the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA), and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA).

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Successful completion of a Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design qualifies you to work as an architectural graduate, with the goal of gaining full professional registration. However, you can also contribute to the industry as an urban designer in a private or public organization.

Jobs related to this program

  • Architect (following successful completion of additional professional registration requirements)
  • Cultural adviser
  • Design consultant
  • Environmental planner
  • Policy analyst
  • Urban designer

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • Normally this requires a completed bachelor honors degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognized university (or similar) overseas.
  • An undergraduate degree in architecture
  • GPE (Grade Point Equivalent) 4.0