12 months
45053 USD/year
10415 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Become an expert in the science of the built environment and increase your understanding of the connections between architecture, engineering, testing and building research with the  Architectural Science degree offered at the Victoria University of Wellington  .


Key facts

On the Architectural Science programme offered at the Victoria University of Wellington you’ll explore building construction and performance, how building materials function, sustainability in the industry and the relationship between buildings and the environment. Learn to question, test and explain these elements and become confident in your knowledge as an architectural scientist.

Transform the world we live in

Gain an insight into the interplay between people, buildings and culture. You’ll consider many perspectives including the important role of tikanga and matauranga Māori in architectural design and decision-making.

You’ll also get a practical grounding in how buildings impact on the natural world through their design, construction, operation and maintenance, with the option to specialise in Project Management or Sustainable Engineering Systems.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods for Architectural Science
  • Buildings and Energy
  • Integrated Technologies
  • Advanced Contemporary Project Management
  • Built Facilities Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Building Science or Bachelor of Architectural Studies or equivalent, with at least a B average. You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.Courses and requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45053 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45053 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10415 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • NZ$14,558 national
  • NZ$62,971 international

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

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


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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