Course Description

RMIT Architecture has an international reputation for design excellence and leads the way both in Australia and overseas by producing graduates that are design innovators.

Your first step in becoming an architect

This program is the first step to becoming an architect and will help you develop an understanding of architecture providing you with a diverse set of skills and learning experiences.

You will focus on learning the core skills required of an architect and architectural designer and intensively develop a broad grounding in design and communication skills.

You'll learn from internationally recognised and award-winning architects. alongside visiting national and international experts, consultants and specialists.

Design is at the core of your studies

Ideas-led venturous design exploration is at the core of your studies. You'll combine experimental and speculative design with real-life industry linked projects that will help you develop an innovative approach to architecture.

From first term, first semester you will be hands-on in design studios developing your drawing, 2D and 3D design skills. You'll learn in an environment that models the best practice of an innovative architectural design firm.

RMIT Architecture achieves at the highest levels

RMIT Architecture and its graduates continue to achieve at the highest levels and are acknowledged by the national and international architectural profession.

At the annual 2017 Victorian Architecture Awards run by the Australian Institute of Architects, RMIT’s architecture community featured prominently across the 58 awards and 16 categories, receiving a number of key and prestigious awards.

Key achievements

  • The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) by the STHDI and MCR consortium (Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan) won this year’s highest honour: the coveted AIA Victorian Architectural Medal and the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture
  • Architecture Adjunct Professor Robert McBride is the Director of MCR and the fourth RMIT Adjunct Professor in a row to lead prestigious Victorian Medal-winning projects
  • M@ STUDIO Architects, a research-led practice lead by RMIT Professor Vivian Mitsogianni and Dean Boothroyd with staff, alumni and current students was awarded the 2017 AIA Melbourne Prize for their NGV 2016 Architecture Commission win.

    Tuition Fees

    Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $19,698 total course cost
    International Students: $39,360 per year full-time


    3 years full time,

    Starting dates

    February, July

    Graduate Rating

    Graduates of Architecture & Building undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

    Teaching quality: 72.1% (national average 62.7%)
    Improved skills: 78.9% (national average 78.7%)
    Overall satisfaction: 78.3% (national average 75.2%)

    The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

    Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of Architecture & Building undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

    Employed full time: 70.1% (national average 75.4%)
    Studying full time: 23.1% (national average 21.6%)
    Median full time salary: $54,000 (national average $55,000)

    You can find out more about employment outcome results