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C03002v5 Master of Built Environment (Research)

Award(s): Master of Built Environment (Research) (MBuiltEnv(Res))
CRICOS code: 008674D
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus


Research degrees are offered on a sponsored, scholarship, faculty part-sponsored or full-fee-paying basis. Contact a UTS Student Centre or the UTS: Graduate Research School for further details.

Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information


A limited number of places are offered each year to suitably qualified students to follow a program of study leading to this award. This degree is for graduates seeking to extend and deepen their knowledge by undertaking an appropriate research investigation under professional supervision by UTS: Design, Architecture and Building academic staff.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Course structure

The requirement of this degree is the preparation of a thesis which is judged by its examiners to be a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject. The format of the body of work and the length of the written dissertation are determined after discussion with UTS: Design, Architecture and Building staff and must be approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. Candidates may be required to first undertake coursework subjects in research methodology to gain experience with research methods and skills. Candidates are required to present papers, which form part of the preparation of their thesis, at the UTS: Design, Architecture and Building postgraduate seminars.

Course completion requirements

Select one of the following: 
      14903 Thesis (Building) 
      15903 Thesis (Quantity Surveying) 

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building

or from the UTS: Graduate Research School on:

telephone +61 2 9514 1336
UTS: Graduate Research School