The Heritage Conservation program develops your skills in the care and conservation of traditional and modern buildings, the latter a growing concern of contemporary conservation practice. This program equips students to develop specific skills in assessment, interpretation, management, formulation of policy and documentation of culturally significant places, including buildings, sites and cultural landscapes.
This program is broad-based and interdisciplinary. You will draw on expertise from other fields of study to complement your conservation practice. You will gain industry-relevant experience as you complete a graduate-internship option and will improve your knowledge of the conservation of buildings, their social functions and their materials.
WHAT IS THE OUTCOME OF THIS COURSE?
Graduates of the program will find a wide array of professional opportunities whether as conservation specialists in the related fields of architects, planners, archaeologists, historians or heritage consultants.
MODES OF STUDY
This program can be taken as a Graduate Certificate (six months full time), Graduate Diploma (one year full time) or Master degree (one and a half years full time). Part time study is available for Australian citizens and permanent residents. Individual units may also be taken as Continuing Professional Development short courses without enrolling in a degree (see page 5 for details).
Master degree applicants should hold a bachelor degree with a credit average. Graduate Diploma applicants should hold a bachelor degree. Graduate Certificate applicants should hold a bachelor degree or possess experience which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake the course.
Total credit points required
|Master of Heritage Conservation
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate studies can now be completed easily online.
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Applications must be accompanied by original transcripts of study ( or copies issued and certified by the issuing institution), together with certified copies of your Identification. (Birth Certificate or Passport).
Where students are applying for a certificate level based on industry experience, please attach a CV and any other supporting documentation which may assist in the assessment of your application.
Just want to study one unit of study as professional development?
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Who should take this course?
This program is a natural extension to your interest in the conservation of the built environment. You will find this course suitable to developing your specialist conservation skills, whether from an architectural, town planning, archaeological, historical, engineering or other related background.
Master of Heritage Conservation
I have spent most of my adult life in Asia; two stays in Hong Kong totalling almost nine years and a two year stay in Japan. Both countries had very different strategies for dealing with heritage conservation and the treatment of old buildings.
I returned determined to do whatever I could to assist in preserving Australia’s cultural heritage, a young country with a unique story. I felt this degree would be a perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of a profession that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect buildings of historical significance.
I find the Heritage Conservation degree stimulating on so many levels. We have had the opportunity to visit a number of areas of historical interest within Sydney and have met a variety of people working in related fields who all have inspiring stories and experiences to share. The knowledge gained should complement my existing skills as an analyst and my project management experience.