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M. Arch.

M.Arch - Master of Architecture

Master of Architecture is a postgraduate Architecture Engineering course. The duration of Architecture Masters Programs is two years. It is a control or art of designing and constructing buildings. The architecture field requires the process of planning, designing and execution of residential and commercial infrastructure. It includes components of both rural and urban, residential and commercial infrastructure, conveyed through a professionally oriented curriculum.  

The Council of Architecture (COA) is the regulating body concerned with education and practice of this profession. It also involves designing or construction of Parks, Museums, Garden, Theme Parks, etc. There are several specializations in this field like Landscape Architecture, Green Architecture, Naval Architecture and many others.

Course Highlights:

Course Level

Post Graduation

Duration 

2 years (4 semesters)

Examination Type

Semester System

Eligibility 

Graduation in Architecture (B.Arch.)

Admission Process

Based on merit at the graduation level, 50% in entrance tests and interviews in case of some institutes

Course Fees

INR 70,000 to 3 lakhs

Average Salary

INR 5,95,000 per annum

Top Recruiting Organizations

DLF, L&T, Sahara Group, Eros Group

Top Job Profiles

Design Architect, Project Architect, Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, Assistant Professor, Project Manager, Sr. Associate Architect, Senior Project Architect, Urban Planner etc.

Eligibility:

Entrance Exams:

Syllabus and Course Structure:

Semester I

Semester II

Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design I

Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design II

Urban Conservation and Practice

Performance Evaluation of Buildings

Traditional and Contemporary Landscapes

Services in High Rise Buildings

Sustainable and Green Building Design

Urban Landscape Design

Urban Design Studio

Web Design and Portfolio Production

Landscape Ecology and Planning

Advanced Architectural Design Studio I

Semester III

Semester IV

Emerging Practices in Housing

Building Information Modelling

Research Methodologies in Architecture

Thesis 

Architecture and Critical Theory

Building Management and Control Systems

Dissertation

Material Conservation

Advanced Architectural Design Studio II

GIS Modelling in Urban Planning

Sustainability and Energy Conservation in Landscape Architecture

Appropriate Technologies and Sustainable Construction

Colleges:

NIRF Rank

Name 

Location 

Annual Fees (in INR)

Placement Package

2

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Uttarakhand 

30,500

INR 5 to 7 lakh 

4

School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi

Delhi 

1,31,600

INR 6 to 8 lakhs

6

School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

50,000

INR 10,000 to 60,000 as stipend

7

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

Tamil Nadu

1,11,250

INR 4.2 lakhs

8

JamiaMilliaIslamia

Delhi 

40,750

INR 5 lakhs

9

School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada

Andhra Pradesh

1,56,800

INR 3.6 lakhs

12

Anna University

Tamil Nadu

60,000

INR 6 lakhs

15

BMS College of Architecture

Karnataka 

80,000

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Jobs and Career Prospects:

Most M.Arch graduates find lucrative career opportunities in areas such as:

Job Role

Job Description

Annual Average Salary (in INR)

Architectural Technician

They work with architects and other building professionals and provide architectural design services.

11,79,172

Project architect 

A Project Architect oversees the architectural aspects of the development of the design and production of construction documents and specifications.

6,01,688

Landscape Architect

They create natural and built environments that are aesthetically pleasing as well as practical.

3,95,646

Design Architect 

They create plans and gather design requirements for new structures and focus on the style and look of the project.

3,76,763

Architecture Professor

They teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design.

3,60,000

Architectural Conservator

They assist in activities related to research and planning and to execute preservation and conservation projects through coordination of disciplines.

4,88,832

Building Inspector

They determine the structural correctness of buildings and construction projects.

7,25,000

Building Control Officer

They examine and comment on plans for new buildings, alterations or extensions and oversee the work of building surveyors.

5,35,704

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