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.
The Master of Architectural Science (High Performance Buildings) is your pathway to an exciting and rewarding career in the built environment field. 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. On graduation you will have an excellent, scientifically-based education on the design, service provision and operation of buildings in a sustainable manner—an area with increasing economic and environmental importance.
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.