What will I learn?

This program opens the way to an exciting and rewarding career in the built environment field. On completion, you will have acquired an evidence-based education in the design, service provision and operation of buildings in a sustainable manner “an area with increasing economic and environmental importance, and a diversity of career options. 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. As the world's population becomes increasingly urbanised and buildings continue to tie up 40 percent of our energy costs, high performance buildings are more important than ever. The challenge is to reduce the energy consumption and maintenance costs of large buildings, while ensuring a comfortable and productive environment for occupants. To achieve these goals, the industry requires a new type of professional an expert with specialised skills in the optimisation of new and existing buildings for the best design and delivery of services. This degree is designed to equip you with the professional skills to ensure maximum operational efficiencies, optimal comfort and health outcomes for occupants of corporate and residential environments. It looks to close the gap that exists between the designers, construction teams and facility managers in building projects, using an integrated approach to address the needs of the property industry from a longer term perspective. The High Performance Buildings stream will integrate the various components of the built environment namely: Architectural and Building Services - design and operations; Sustainability with emphasis on passive and active means of minimising greenhouse gas emissions; Facility Management - both strategic and operational; and Property Economics - highlighting Return On Investment (ROI) principles.

Graduate opportunities

The Graduate Diploma of Architectural Science (High Performance Buildings) will progress your journey to work in a specialised capacity in the fields of building services, architectural practice, business, sustainable design, commercial development, property management and more. The Graduate Certificate course often leads to further study in this field.

Which department am I in?

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

CRICOS

082895K

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $36,000; 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

Start date

24 February 2020, 3 August 2020

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),

DARLINGTON,

New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney. English Language Requirements: TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing.

For international students

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Architectural Science (High Performance Buildings) will have a bachelor's degree or will have completed the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science (High Performance Buildings) with an average mark of 70 per cent. 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.

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

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

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

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About this uni

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
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