Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Planning (Professional)

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    AUD 45,000

  • Duration

    3 Years

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The Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Planning (Professional) (MArch(Prof)Urban(Prof)) 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 the skills to shape the economic, social, environmental and cultural development of our urban spaces. This programme has received its professional accreditation and is recognised by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB), the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), as well as the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

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You must have successfully completed an New Zealand Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or/with full-time or equivalent, work experience in a relevant industry setting.Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.If you dont meet the entry requirements, there may be other programs you are eligible for that can lead you to your preferred program.

IELTS Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0

PTE Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50

TOEFL Overall score of 90 and a writing score of 21

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Boasting three main sites throughout Auckland, the University of Auckland is proud to offer a vibrant and engaging educational environment. On City Campus, students are invited to explore Auckland’s popular attractions, while Stillwater Flats' Albert Park offers stunning waterfront views and tranquillity. Furthermore, with numerous amenities such as cafes, libraries, healthcare centres, child care facilities, and a recreation complex at their disposal, students won't have to worry about anything except excelling in their studies.

The University of Auckland has something to offer everyone, especially those interested in health sciences, medicine, or the humanities. The renowned medical researchers and biomedical engineers ensure that students receive top-notch research opportunities in modern labs equipped with cutting-edge technology, where they can make a real contribution to global health on an international scale. On the other hand, passionate scholars among faculty members in history, literature, and philosophy nurture intellectual curiosity by providing critical analysis of diverse cultures and ideas. Students have the opportunity to learn invaluable communication skills while expanding their horizons.

The University of Auckland prioritises diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure that students from all backgrounds get equal opportunities for success. The university collaborates with the Equity Action Network to identify and promote initiatives that foster fairness within the institution, creating a warm atmosphere for everyone. Moreover, international students in New Zealand can enjoy an exciting student life as there are more than 200 clubs and societies available, each offering unique experiences like academic pursuits, sports, special interests, or cultural activities. Students will definitely find a community that matches their interests and provides growth opportunities while having fun!

At this institution, students have a variety of opportunities to engage with peers and foster their passions. An array of academic and specialist clubs provide platforms for intellectual discussions, collaborations, and projects related to an individual's field of study. Moreover, the presence of sports clubs offers a range of activities, including competitions, that strive to encourage participation in team sports or individual pursuits while also helping build teamwork skills. For those who are passionate about specific interests such as photography, gaming, or environmental activism, special interest clubs provide spaces for them to pursue their passions. Additionally, cultural clubs grant a sense of belonging by presenting the chance to celebrate one's cultural heritage while exploring the diversity on offer.

The University of Auckland is dedicated to helping its students by providing an abundance of campus facilities. For those who are studying and have young children, there are six early childhood centres located at the City, Epsom, and Grafton campuses so that parents can focus on their studies with peace of mind. Additionally, the libraries situated across five different campuses offer a wealth of resources and expert guidance, while the cafes, bars, and retailers also provide plenty of options for food, socialising, or just taking a break from it all. Altogether, these facilities aim to ensure students get the most out of their academic journey.

Once students complete their studies at the University of Auckland, they are welcomed into a vast alumni network. The University of Auckland Chinese Alumni Club is just one example of an organisation that actively participates in engaging activities with graduates to build new connections, enhance professional skills, and maintain social ties. Through their regular events and initiatives, it provides an environment where Chinese alumni can come together to share successes and gain assistance for both personal and professional situations.

Campus Location

The University of Auckland is committed to creating a beneficial learning environment on all its campuses. There are three main sites across Auckland, each offering an exciting and easily accessible location for students. 

The City Campus is situated in the centre of Auckland and offers an energetic atmosphere with many tourist attractions, entertainment venues, and commercial centres nearby. The campus also overlooks the calm beauty of Albert Park and provides excellent scenery at the water's edge. Additionally, it has numerous facilities to make student life more comfortable, such as cafes, healthcare providers, libraries, childcare services, and a recreational hub.

Study Area

The University of Auckland is a leader in the fields of healthcare, medical research, and biomedical engineering. With access to cutting-edge labs, clinical placements, and experts in the field, their faculty offers students the opportunity to hone their skills and make an immense impact on global well-being.

In addition to this, there are also courses dedicated to history, literature, and philosophy that seek to expand students' understanding of humanity's collective experience. Students who take these classes will engage in critical analysis and explore various cultures while developing their abilities for communication and research. Instructors at these programmes are passionate about providing an atmosphere of intellectual growth so that students can broaden their horizons.

Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Auckland is committed to fostering an atmosphere that is fair and encouraging. Initiatives that promote fairness and inclusion are actively prioritised by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, which closely collaborates with the Equity Action Network. They strongly support this aim and think that by embracing diversity, students' educational experiences are strengthened.

Student Life - Clubs and Societies:

The University of Auckland provides its international students with an array of engaging possibilities to explore both social and academic opportunities. With over 200 clubs and societies to choose from, students can find a community that reflects their interests, no matter what they may be. Whether it is related to academics, sports, special interests, or cultural activities, the university grants options for personal growth, connections, and fun.

By joining one of the numerous specialist clubs, participants have the ability to take part in intellectual conversations or workshops associated with their chosen area of study. Additionally, it opens up a chance to learn from professionals in the same field, growing knowledge beyond what is learned in class.

Campus Facilities:

The University of Auckland believes students should have access to and support for their academic endeavours. As such, its campus facilities are designed with students in mind, providing an array of resources for research, childcare, leisure, and sustenance. The libraries and information commons feature extensive materials, study spaces, and professional advice across five different campuses. For students with children under their care, six Early Childhood Centres offer a safe environment on the City, Epsom, and Grafton campuses. Moreover, each campus has a variety of cafes, bars, and retailers should you require refreshment or a place to socialise with friends. Lastly, understanding the importance of healthy habits, there is also ample opportunity for maintaining your physical wellbeing throughout your time here.

Alumni Network

University of Auckland graduates have the unique privilege of becoming part of an extensive alumni network. Specifically, the University of Auckland Chinese Alumni Club is geared towards fostering a sense of community among Chinese graduates residing in Auckland and beyond. This vibrant club hosts regular activities, celebrates alumni achievements, and offers professional and personal support to its members. By being part of this exclusive network, students will experience a wonderful array of opportunities for networking, development, and social connections.

Why study here? 

  • Academic Excellence: The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading world-ranked university, renowned for its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. Students will learn from highly accomplished faculty members who are experts in their fields and gain a globally recognised qualification that opens doors to exciting career opportunities.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: They embrace diversity and promote inclusivity, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for students from all backgrounds. The multicultural campus community celebrates differences, encourages intercultural exchange, and fosters a sense of belonging.
  • Exceptional Facilities: The campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including modern libraries, research laboratories, computer labs, and specialised learning spaces. Students will have access to the resources and technology necessary to enhance their learning experience and conduct cutting-edge research.
  • Supportive Services: They understand that transitioning to a new country and university can be challenging. That's why they offer a range of support services to assist you throughout your journey. From academic support and career guidance to health services and counselling, we're here to ensure students well-being and success.
  • Global Perspectives: With a diverse student body and a strong international focus, the University of Auckland provides opportunities to develop a global perspective. Engage with students from around the world, participate in international exchange programmes, and broaden your horizons through cultural immersion and study abroad experiences.
  • Research Opportunities: As a research-intensive university, the university prioritises innovation and discovery. You'll have the chance to engage in groundbreaking research projects, work alongside esteemed researchers, and contribute to advancements in your chosen field.
  • Career Development: The institution is committed to helping you build a successful career. The career development services offer guidance on job search strategies, resume writing, interview skills, and networking opportunities. The university also has strong connections with industry partners, providing internships and employment prospects to enhance your employability.
  • Cultural Richness: Auckland is a multicultural city known for its vibrant arts scene, diverse cuisines, and rich cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the unique blend of Mori, Pacific, Asian, and European cultures and experience a truly international lifestyle.


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