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Master of Architectural Science - High Performance Buildings (Sustainable Design)

University of Sydney

Master On Campus
24 months
Duration
38500 AUD/year
25500 AUD/year
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About

The Master of Architectural Science - High Performance Buildings (Sustainable Design) at the University of Sydney focuses on the emerging area of high-performance buildings with a specialisation in sustainable design.

Overview

The Master of Architectural Science - High Performance Buildings (Sustainable Design) at the University of Sydney involves an approach to creating buildings that meets the world's need to reduce our impact on ecological systems. The built environment professions - including architects, engineers, urban designers and planners - are increasingly held responsible for the performance of their designs and projects, including accordance with promised environmental principles. 

Sustainable design skills are highly demanded by the construction and design industries, environmental consultancies, government agencies and in the day-to-day operation and management of commercial buildings. This program is tailored for design and related built-environment professionals who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in sustainable design. Our integrated approach to Sustainable Design provides you with the knowledge you need to address sustainability considerations without compromising building functionality or profitability. 

You will combine the aesthetic approaches to design with a thorough understanding of energy efficiency, analysis and performance metrics. You will be exposed to ratings systems, myriad testing methods and will come to understand energy and resource use from ecological, economic and governance perspectives, as well as the storage and release of energy and how to design for both performance and comfort.

Career Pathways

The Master of Architectural Science (High Performance Buildings) will prepare you to work in a specialised capacity in the fields of building services, architectural practice, business, sustainable design, commercial development, property management and more. Some graduates have used the degree as the foundation for a research degree in this field. 

The secondary stream will provide building design professionals and allied para-professionals with further knowledge and skills in the area of sustainable design. The knowledge and skills developed would be relevant to: urban planners in achieving sustainable development or sustainable cities; sustainable architects in order to reduce the collective environmental impacts during the production of building components, the construction process, or the lifecycle of the building; and those employed in design-related roles in the public sector or in a consultancy that specialises in public and non-profit client work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Building Services
  • Mechanical Services
  • Daylight in Buildings
  • High Performance Facades
  • Urban Ecology, Design and Planning

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

96 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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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 to continue into the Master in Architectural Science in the same course stream. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38500 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25500 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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