personalisation icon

Pathways to university


PhD and research degrees


Professional development and short courses

  • We offer a range of professional development courses.
  • Find out more

Griffith Online

  • Our online degrees are delivered 100% online, giving you control over where and when you study.
  • Study 100% online

Use this icon to personalise the page to your pathway, preferred campus and study level.

This page has been personalised for you. Select the icon to turn this off.

Personalisation is not available through private browsing.

Our architecture program will prepare you for your place in the world, not just the local region

Architecture focuses on design and creative problem solving skills - learning how to develop and present architectural solutions that meet user, functional, technical and aesthetic needs now and for the future.

You will be exposed to both international and domestic practices, learn in small group practice led design studios, have access to dedicated state-of-the-art studios, and have the opportunity to undertake industry experience and international field trips.

Q&A sessions

Personalised 30 minute sessions from 19-30 September

Study architecture at Griffith

Our architecture degrees are distinctive in their emphasis on urban design principles and putting the environment into architectural design. You will study in smaller classes, enabling more focussed engagement with teaching staff . We are ranked in the world’s Top 100 (top 2%) by the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject for Architecture/Built Environment.

You’ll combine classroom studies, with practical studio work and fieldwork to gain real skills whilst you learn about urban systems, public places, designing buildings and all aspects of the built environment. Study with peer mentors and exhibit your work to industry professionals to help ensure you succeed.

Matthew Boyle

Master of Architecture

As a winner of the Griffith University French Embassy Award with his design for a Gold Coast cruise ship terminal, architecture student Matthew Boyle revelled in an amazing student experience. After travelling to France and enjoying a tour of Paris, Matthew spent two weeks working with students at the Strasbourg National Institute of Applied Sciences. The award gives Griffith architecture students the opportunity to work on a real project request from the City of Gold Coast, and the prize is a fantastic French connection.

Matthew Boyle

Study options

Degrees Campus OP rank
Bachelor of Architectural Design Gold Coast 12
Master of Architecture Gold Coast

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.


Over 400 Scholarships available

Career outcomes

The Master of Architecture is a professional accredited program providing the academic pathway to registration as an architect. As a graduate, you will be qualified to work here and overseas. With your technical knowledge and creative visual thinking skills, you will be qualified for a career as an architect or built environment professional. With your design skills, you can also find employment in a range of creative roles in fields like urban design, interior design, virtual environments, graphic design and the film and games industries.

Download brochure

Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

Learn more


September 29, 2016

Employment initiatives boost student experience and graduate outcomes

Read more about Employment initiatives boost student experience and graduate outcomes

Key dates

View all key dates

Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.