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What will I learn?

By bringing together the myriad streams of environmental performance, building economics and indoor environmental quality, this program produces built environment professionals with a strategic grasp of the challenges of building design, service provision and operations.

With extensive experience analysing and controlling the physical phenomena affecting buildings, practitioners of Architectural Science have a profound impact on the function, aesthetics and efficiency of architectural spaces.

The High Performance Buildings stream integrates the various components of the built environment, namely Architectural and Building Services (design and operations), passive and active Sustainability, strategic and operational Facility Management and Property Economics (highlighting return on investment principles). You will have the opportunity to not only learn but also actively participate in research as part of your studies.

The field of Architectural Science is enjoying rapid and exciting technological innovations. Through interdisciplinary access to our leading academic researchers and laboratories, our program emphasises the knowledge and critical thinking skills that will enable students to adapt to and lead future changes in our built environment.

On graduation you will have acquired an evidence-based education on the design, service provision and operation of buildings in a sustainable manner an area with increasing economic and environmental importance.

Future study options

Embarking on a research degree at the University of Sydney is an opportunity to work alongside some of the world's brightest and most accomplished academics.

Master of Philosophy (Architecture)

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture)

Graduate opportunities

This unique specialisation allows you to pursue a career within a wide range of areas, including the design and creation of building services requiring an architectural engineering solution, architectural practice, business, sustainable design, commercial development, property management and more.

Which department am I in?

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

CRICOS

082896J

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,000.00 (22,55,226) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $41,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

25 June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,

DARLINGTON,

New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An Australian bachelor's degree, master's or PhD from an Australian institution or equivalent. A minimum GPA of 4.5 out of 7.0 which is an approximate Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 percent. This does not guarantee an offer as the places are limited and offers are made based on academic merit.

For international students

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 Diploma with a WAM of 70 or higher are able to apply to continue into the Master in Architectural Science in the same course stream.

This program can be taken with a secondary stream in combination with another Architectural Science Program. To undertake a double degree, the core units from the secondary degree are generally taken as the electives in the primary degree.

Masters students may also opt to graduate with a lower level of certification once the required units are complete.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities