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Master of Architectural Science (Sustainable Design) in University of Sydney

The University of Sydney
School of Architecture, Design and Planning
Sydney, New South Wales
Sustainability, Construction & Technology

The Master of Architectural Science (Sustainable Design) enables you to develop efficient and environmentally responsive buildings and to retrofit existing buildings to meet today’s environmental demands. With this knowledge, you graduate as a sustainability expert and can choose from a range of career pathways include architecture, property development, construction or urban planning.


Sustainable designers are critical to ensuring that the plans on paper become a reality during and after construction. Your skills in sustainable design are enhanced through the school’s expertise in the built environment. Our ‘first principles’ approach enables you not just to perform energy analyses and building assessments, but also to critique and develop further the tools and approaches required for sustainable building.


Your research-leading lecturers take you on site visits and expose you to a range of international collaborators. We leverage our extensive links with industry to bring you internship opportunities with leading businesses and consultancies. You can use a wide range of electives to pursue your interests in the application of sustainable design theories and methods in architecture, planning, urban design, building services and facilities management.


The field of Architectural Science is enjoying rapid and exciting technological innovations. 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.


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.

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Admission Requirements

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.


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.


Please see the Handbook for enrolment advice for secondary stream structure, and apply through the specific double specialisation course page.


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

Please note that students may commence studies in Semester 2, however some courses are only available in part-time capacity due to the units on offer.

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General information
1,5 years full time
Not confirmed
+61 2 8627 1444
The Wilkinson Bldg G04,, 148 City Rd, Darlington
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The information of this Master's Degree was extracted from the Official Website of the program.
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