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Architectural Science (Illumination Design) (High Performance Buildings)

24 months
41000 AUD/year
8021 AUD/year
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Architectural Science (Illumination Design) (High Performance Buildings) from University of Sydney offers strong technical education in human visual perception, methods for quantifying light, lighting techniques and issues of sustainability. 


Architectural Science (Illumination Design) (High Performance Buildings) from University of Sydney is one of only a few in the world, with an emphasis on producing qualified lighting designers through focus on the multidisciplinary background of lighting knowledge. It will develop your understanding of the relationship between lighting and allied-build environment disciplines as well as the interaction of optics, psychology and physiology. You will be given the preparation you need to adapt to technological changes and lead future breakthroughs.


Career options include illumination design and consultancy, lighting product design and specification across a range of industries including property, hospitality, commercial design, residential projects and public events supplemented by an understanding of building services design and strategy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Building Economics 
  • Building Energy Analysis 
  • Building Information Management
  • Daylight in Buildings 
  • Energy Management and Code Compliance 
  • High Performance Facades 
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) 
  • Architectural Science 
  • Light and Vision 
  • Lighting Design Software 
  • Lighting Technologies
  • Mechanical Services
  • Photometry and Colorimetry 
  • Practice of Lighting Design 
  • Research Report
  • Research in Arch. and Design Science 
  • Subjective Analysis in Lighting Design

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

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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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