Master of Architectural Science

 

Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science

Graduate Diploma in Architectural Science

Master of Architectural Science


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

GCARCHSC-01

Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science

GNARCHSC-01

Graduate Diploma in Architectural Science

MAARCHSC-01

Master of Architectural Science (single specialisation)

MAARCHSC-02

Master of Architectural Science (double specialisation)

2 Attendance pattern

1.
The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time, according to candidate choice, with the exception of the following courses which are only offered part time:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science (Building Services)
(b)
the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science (Facilities Management)
(c)
the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science (Sustainable Design) if commenced in semester two.
(d)
the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science (Audio and Acoustics) if commenced in semester two.
(e)
the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science (Illumination Design) if commenced in semester two.

3 Master's type

The master's degrees in these resolutions are professional master's courses, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Architectural Science
(c)
the Master of Architectural Science
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Architectural Science requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate with a weighted average mark of at least 70 across all units attempted for the award.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Architectural Science requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma; or
(c)
completion of the requirement of the graduate certificate with a weighted average mark of at least 70 across all the units attempted for the award.
(5)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean or nominee may admit applicants without the preceding qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean or nominee to be equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these awards are set out in Table G, together with their designation as foundational, advanced, capstone and elective for each specialisation.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science, a candidate must complete 24 credit points in a single stream, as specified in the tables of requirements below.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Architectural Science, a candidate must complete 48 credit points in a single stream, as specified in the tables of requirements below.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Architectural Science with a single specialisation, a candidate must complete 72 credit points in a single stream, as specified in the tables of requirements below.
(5)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Architectural Science with two specialisations, a candidate must: complete 96 credit points in two streams, as specified in the tables of requirements below, and;
(a)
nominate which of the streams is primary, and meet the foundation core, advanced core and capstone requirements for that stream;
(b)
nominate which of the streams is secondary, and complete 24 credit points of core advanced for that stream.
(c)
a unit that is common to the requirements of both specialisations may count towards the requirements for both streams, but may only count once in the total credit points for the degree.
(6)
Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as elective units of study.

7 Tables of Requirements


This table specifies credit points (CP) required for the awards.
Audio and Acoustics

Minimum Core

Foundational CP

Minimum Core

Advanced CP

Maximum Elective CP Minimum Capstone CP

Graduate Certificate

6 18 0 0
Graduate Diploma 6 36 6 0
Masters 6 36 24 6
Building Services Minimum Core Foundational CP Minimum Core Advanced CP Maximum Elective CP Minimum Capstone CP
Graduate Certificate 6 12 6 0
Facilities Management Minimum Core Foundational CP Minimum Core Advanced CP  Maximum Electives CP Minimum Capstone CP
Graduate Certificate 6 12 6 0
High Performance Buildings Minimum Core Foundational CP Minimum Core Advanced CP Maximum Electives CP Minimum Capstone CP
Graduate Certificate 12 12 0 0
Graduate Diploma 12 30 6 0
Masters 12 30 24 6
Illumination Design Minimum Core Foundational CP Minimum Core Advanced CP Maximum Elective CP Minimum Capstone CP
Graduate Certificate 6 12 6 0
Graduate Diploma 6 30 12 0
Masters 6 36 24 6
Sustainable Design Minimum Core Foundational CP Minimum Core Advanced CP Minimum Elective CP Minimum Capstone CP
Graduate Certificate 12 12 0 0
Graduate Diploma 12 30 6 0
Masters 12 30 24 6

8 Specialisations

(1)
Completion of a specialisation is a requirement of the course.
(2)
The available specialisations are:
(a)
Audio and acoustics;
(b)
Building Services;
(c)
Facilities management;
(d)
High performance buildings;
(e)
Illumination design; or
(f)
Sustainable design.
(3)
The Facilities Management and Building Services specialisations are only available in the Graduate Certificate.
(4)
Candidates may complete one specialisation only, unless enrolled in the Master of Architectural Science (double specialisation) which requires completion of two.

9 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

10 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2017.