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Architectural Science (Illumination Design) (Audio and Acoustics)

University of Sydney

24 months
41000 AUD/year
8021 AUD/year
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At Architectural Science (Illumination Design) (Audio and Acoustics) from University of Sydney you will understand how sound shapes our experience of communication, entertainment and spatial awareness, opening up a diversity of career paths including audio production, system design and acoustic consulting with a perspective of lighting design.


At Architectural Science (Illumination Design) (Audio and Acoustics) from University of Sydney the core units from the secondary degree are taken as the electives in the primary degree. 

The double stream program is completed as 96 credit points over two years, allowing you to draw expertise from an aligned Architectural Science stream and prepare to pursue or develop your career within a wide range of areas in the built environment.


The Master of Architectural Science (Illumination Design) will prepare you to work as an independent lighting designer or lighting specialist, or to work with electrical products manufacturing, lighting management services or an energy services company. 

The secondary stream could lead to a number of vocational opportunities. Graduates work in fields including audio production, sound design, audio systems design, acoustical consulting, and research and development of audio and acoustics products. Some graduates have used the degree as the foundation for a research degree in audio and acoustics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural and Audio Acoustics 
  • Audio Production
  • Audio Systems and Measurement 
  • Audio and Acoustics
  • Building Economics 
  • Building Information Management 
  • Daylight in Buildings
  • Digital Audio Systems 
  • Energy Management and Code Compliance
  • High Performance Facades 
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) 
  • Architectural Science 
  • Light and Vision 
  • Lighting Design Software 
  • Lighting Technologies 
  • Photometry and Colorimetry 
  • Practice of Lighting Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 082897G
  • A successful applicant for admission to the Master in Architectural Science will have a bachelor's degree or possess experience which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake the course. 
  • Students who complete the Graduate Certificate with a WAM of 70 or higher are able to apply to continue into the Master in Architectural Science in the same course stream. 
  • 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 24 months.
  • National

    8021 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8021 AUD per year during 24 months.


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