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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Master of Architectural Science (Audio and Acoustics) (High Performance Buildings)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Build a deep foundation in the design, measurement and theory of audio and acoustics with an added specialisation in High Performance Buildings.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MAARCHSC2AUH, 082897G
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$9,359 per year
International Fees
$33,500 per year

About this course

Build a deep foundation in the design, measurement and theory of audio and acoustics with an added specialisation in High Performance Buildings. You will understand 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 from a perspective of building design and 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 The Audio and Acoustics program is unique in Australia and one of only a few comparable programs in the world. The program offers a balance of studio-based production subjects and theoretical and investigative subjects in acoustics and technical audio. It will suit candidates with an academic and/or professional track record in audio and related areas who wish to extend the breadth and depth of their expertise. This includes audio engineers, architects, interior designers, sustainable designers and musicians. The program is supported by two audio studios and one of Australia's best acoustics facilities. The Acoustics Research Laboratory houses an anechoic room and reverberant room, and contains extensive state-of-the-art equipment for measurement and analysis including the only indoor environmental quality laboratory in the southern hemisphere. The audio studios consist of a recording studio and a 5.

Entry requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Camperdown

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Architecture & Building courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
76.4%
Overall satisfaction
83.2%
Skill scale
68.5%
Teaching scale
91.5%
Employed full-time
$64.5k
Average salary