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Arch in Design Computing, M.Sc.

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University rank #14 (ARWU) , WA,
The Program in Design Computing is usually completed in 4 to 6 quarters. Students in the program work collaboratively in the Design Machine Group, a “research studio” environment dedicated to fostering the future of design and information technology.


The Master of Science in Architecture Program in Design Computing offers an opportunity to pursue graduate study in design computing – an emerging field concerned with the development of a new generation of design software, application of simulation, analysis, and fabrication in the design process, and utilization of digital technologies to create smart environments. Students from many disciplinary backgrounds (including applicants without a previous design degree) join together to pursue education and research in areas that include design methods, augmented and virtual reality, simulation and analysis, collaboration and community, digital fabrication, human computer interfaces for design, smart environments and other related topics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Computing Theory
  • Research Practice
  • Research Practicum
  • Thesis Research Preparation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

  • Previous academic performance (cumulative and business GPA)
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses
  • Personal statement
  • Results of the Writing Skills Assessment (WSA). Students who are required to show Proof of English Proficiency for general UW Tacoma admission are allowed to submit the TOEFL or IELTS in lieu of WSA scores.
  • Likelihood of success in the degree program
  • Demonstration of the relationship between academic opportunities and the candidate's professional career goals

Tuition Fee

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    31680 USD/year
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  • National

    17772 USD/year
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Living costs for Seattle

  • 1480 - 2580 USD/month
    Living Costs

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