The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) is a professional degree in architecture, qualifying the graduate to move through the various stages of professional accreditation (internship, exams) that result in receiving a license. Architecture is the art of designing and constructing structures.The degree is earned through several possible paths of study, depending on both a particular program's construction, and the candidate's previous academic experience and degrees. M.Arch. degrees vary in kind, so they are frequently given names such as "M.Arch. I" and "M.Arch. II" to distinguish them. All M.Arch. degrees are professional degrees in architecture. There are, however, other master's degrees offered by architecture schools that are not accredited in any way.
An ‘architect’ in its literal sense is someone who ‘creates’. The course is closely related but similar to civil engineering even as both the professionals work together in erecting structures.
There are no standard entrance exams for masters in architecture. Some of the universities have their own personal entrance exams and mostly all of them need your academic profile. However, TOEFL or IELTS is compulsory for acquiring visa and as proof of proficiency in English.
Students who study architecture learn about the physics, mathematics and the science behind architectures. Various subjects include:
Various specializations include:
Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for masters in architecture in the US are $24,000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. Tuition fees are around C$20000 in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$35000 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.
|COUNTRY||AVERAGE SALARY||MEDIAN SALARY|
|United States||$45,366 - $104,445||$64,863|
|United Kingdom||£22,558 - £46,492||£32,250|
|Switzerland||CHF 33,600 - CHF 100,000||CHF 58,634|
|Singapore||S$10,304 - S$108,696||S$59,727|
|New Zealand||NZ$41,950 - NZ$109,540||NZ$59,106|
|Netherland||€19,961 - €58,362||€34,514|
|Ireland||€23,511 - €52,409||€33,472|
|Germany||€20,309 - €46,624||€30,423|
|France||€15,176 - €60,599||€22,435|
|Canada||C$48,823 - C$91,907||C$64,908|
|Australia||AU$48,607 - AU$92,068||AU$62,273|