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41000 AUD/year
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About

The Heritage Conservation program at the University of Sydney allows you to develop specific skills in assessment, interpretation, management, formulation of policy, and documentation of culturally significant places "including buildings, sites and cultural landscapes. 

Overview

The Heritage Conservation program at the University of Sydney is much more than just the simple preservation of existing buildings. Instead, by engaging with history, your role is to provide value to building owners, visitors and cultural bodies, all of which have a shared interest in understanding, adapting and preserving our heritage.

Heritage Conservation teaches you the techniques, approaches and methodologies required to work as a heritage consultant in policy development, regulation enforcement or as a cultural historian and commentator. Through this program you will understand the social value and embedded capital of significant sites and determine what should be preserved for future generations. Your degree in Heritage Conservation allows you to draw on our School’s extensive history in this profession, being the first university in the Asia-Pacific region to offer a program in Heritage Conservation. 

This program combines the technical and aesthetic principles of architecture and architectural history with the social value of our past. You will be educated in the use of new and old material, alteration design, additions and modifications to existing buildings, and the sustainable, ethical and equitable development of sites in light of its past uses. 

Your core program emphasises the skills required for work with valuable heritage sites. These skills include the assessment, interpretation, management, documentation and formation of policy for culturally significant places, including buildings, sites and cultural landscapes.

Career Pathways

Heritage consultants skills are in demand by government and cultural agencies, development firms, historical societies and architectural and urban planning firms. Graduates may also be employed as social commentators, historians or cultural observers. The dual focus of this program building design and policy formation equips you to enter either area, and there are an increasing number of opportunities with government and councils to work on conservation projects within their electorates. 

The approaches taught in this program are recognised internationally, and our internationally-focused approach to conservation education makes your skills readily transferrable to other countries. 

There is increasing demand for specialist skills in this area. Many graduates develop a niche specialisation (in a particular era or style of architecture, or in geographic contexts) in their professional practice. 

The increasing complexity of government regulations `red tape’ - for new project developments presents an opportunity for skilled heritage consultants to work alongside regulators and design teams to help navigate the complexities of significant sites.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 2D Print Processes in Design 
  • Advanced Topics in Australian Architecture
  • Arch and Design Material Processes (Casting) 
  • Arch and Design Material Processes (Ceramics)
  • Architectural Acoustics Practice 
  • Architectural and Audio Acoustics
  • Audio and Acoustics Seminar  

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

72 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 000682B 
  • A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Heritage Conservation will have completed a bachelor's degree with a credit average.
  • Students who complete the Graduate Certificate with a WAM of 70 or higher are able to apply to to continue into the Master in Architectural Science in the same course stream.
  • Masters and Diploma students may also opt to graduate with a lower level of certification once the required units are complete.
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    27500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27500 AUD per year during 18 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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