Course Description

The Master of Architectural Science (Audio & Acoustics) will give you a solid foundation in the design, measurement and theory of audio and acoustics. You will gain a deep understanding of how sound shapes our experience of communication, entertainment, and spatial awareness, opening up a diversity of career paths including audio production, system design and acoustic consulting.

Throughout the program, you will combine aesthetic sound design, new media, sound recording and system design with acoustic engineering, computer modelling and psychology. You will build on a foundational understanding of the broader aspects of design science (including illumination, building services, sustainable design and indoor environment quality), with access to the Faculty of Architecture’s world-class facilities.

A broad range of subjects enables you to choose units on specialised knowledge of audio technology and acoustical science. You can extend your coursework-based learning with a research project, and benefit from a diverse offering of electives in recording and sound production.

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.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $22,000 total course cost.
International Students: $30,500 per year full-time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Architecture & Building postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 67.4% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 79.4% (national average 79.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.0% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Architecture & Building postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 88.5% (national average 83.4%)
Studying full time: 2.3% (national average 5.0%)
Median full time salary: $64,000 (national average $60,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 082896J
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAARCHSC1AUD