Master of Architectural Science (Sustainable Design) (High Performance Buildings) University of Sydney

3.67 out of 5 from 3 reviews
Ranked #15 in our University Rankings
Masters Degree
Sydney
2.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

With a specialisation in High Performance Buildings, this degree enables you to extend your sustainability expertise into the growing built environment area. With this knowledge, you can differentiate yourself as a graduate and can choose from a range of career pathways include architecture, property development, construction or urban planning, corporate real estate and building services. 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.

Architectural Science courses can be taken as single or double streams. In the double stream program, the core units from the secondary degree are taken as the electives in the primary degree. The double stream program is completed as 96 credit points over two years, allowing you to draw expertise from an aligned Architectural Science stream and prepare to pursue or develop your career within a wide range of areas in the built environment.

PRIMARY STREAM Sustainable design 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.

SECONDARY STREAM The High Performance Buildings program at the University of Sydney is unique in Australia. It offers the opportunity to pursue or develop an exciting career in the built environment field within a wide range of areas including building services, facilities management, architectural practice, business, sustainable design commercial development, property management and more. It is open to graduates from a range of disciplines including science, engineering, architecture, building and planning. Created in close consultation with industry stakeholders, the program will train professionals who can collaborate with designers, construction teams and facilities managers to achieve sustainable outcomes that raise the bar for world's best practice.
Careers

The course will provide building design professionals and allied para-professionals further knowledge and skills in the area of sustainable design. The knowledge...

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Additional Information

Studying with us, you will have access to world-class equipment and facilities, including the Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) laboratory for resea...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Master of Architectural Science (Sustainable Design) (High Performance Buildings) University of Sydney based on 3 reviews
Rating
3.67
Job prospects
3.0
Teachers
4.0
Course work
4.0
Time worthy
3.67
Money Worthy
3.67



Student Reviews

July 2018
Year completed 2017

Positives: The practice of the learned stuff especially that the assignments of this course deal with real project so we analyze real spaces and buildings and we try to improve them.

Negatives: It might cover more information about the future of sustainable and try to invent more strategies not just rely on the existing on...

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June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives:
1) Variety of choices available. I was able to choose from a variety of units of study. That helped me pursue my studies as per my need and interests.

2) state of the art facilities and laboratories!

3) professors were very friendly and we had regular input from guess lecturers working in industry.

Nega...

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May 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: - Dual degree providing extensive knowledge in both high performance buildings in terms of mechanical services provided and achieving sustainability in architecture
- Perfect combination for both architects and engineers to gain knowledge of both worlds and find a common ground
- Based on theoretical and practica...

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