Building Science, M.Sc. | Northern Arizona University | Flagstaff, United States
12 months
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26994 USD/year
26994 USD/year
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About

It takes a large team of diverse professionals to design and build a work of architecture. Among the building design team, building scientists play many important roles working side-by-side with architects, engineers, construction teams and other specialists to deliver high-performance / low-impact buildings. To learn more, join the Building Science program from Northern Arizona University.

Overview

Building Scientists specialize in the technical aspects of architecture, including energy performance, structural integrity and resilience, resource use optimization, and the comfort and health of those who occupy buildings. Building Scientists are qualified to work for organizations that deliver architectural, engineering, construction and building science services. If you want to become one, join the Building Science program from Northern Arizona University.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify and research fundamental components and related problems of building science.
  • Apply knowledge of the historical context of building science to solving contemporary building design problems.
  • Research solutions that can be used to minimize energy and resource usage, conserve water, and minimize construction waste for a variety of energy-efficient building types.
  • Research solutions that can be used to improve the full-spectrum of human comfort parameters for building occupants for a variety of energy-efficient building types.
  • Develop protocols, tools and organizational methods necessary to solve building science problems.
  • Develop solutions that can be used to minimize energy and resource usage, conserve water, and minimize construction waste for a variety of energy-efficient building types.
  • Develop solutions that can be used to improve the full-spectrum of human comfort parameters for building occupants for a variety of energy-efficient building types
  • Analyze and solve advanced building science problems
  • Apply knowledge of modeling building energy performance, water resource use, and associated carbon emissions using appropriate modeling tools, to a variety of building types.
  • Develop and utilize digital tools to quantify and analyze the performance parameters of a variety of complex building systems.
  • Apply knowledge of environmental economics to the evaluation and selection of building performance alternatives.
  • Document and explain advanced building science solutions to a variety of audiences.
  • Accurately explain the design strategies used to improve building performance to a variety of audiences.
  • Communicate predicted performance results of the design strategies used to improve building performance, to a variety of audiences.

Programme Structure

Courses

  • Sustainable Design and Construction
  • Building Performance Analysis
  • Building Science Practicum
  • Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment 
  • Passive Architectural Design 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
  • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

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    26994 USD/year
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  • National

    26994 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11004 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11004 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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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