Master of Architectural Science (MArchSc)

Extend your expertise with the Master of Architectural Science, focusing on managing the development and ongoing performance of the built environment.

You'll explore building construction and performance, how building materials function, sustainability in the industry and the relationship between buildings and their environment. Learn to question, test and explain these elements and become confident in your understanding of architectural science.

Consider architectural science in different cultural contexts, including the role of tikanga Māori in the built environment.

You'll also get a practical grounding in how buildings impact on the natural world through their design, construction, operation and maintenance.

Choose a pathway

These new degrees offer two different options for students interested in Building Science at a postgraduate level, and will be offered in two subjects: Project Management and Sustainable Engineering Systems.

Master of Architectural Science - MArchSc

The 180-point Master of Architectural Science is a one-year professional programme focusing on either project management or sustainable engineering systems, combined with an architectural science research methods course and an industry-related project or practicum for real-world experience in the field.

Master of Architectural Science (Research) - MArchSc(Res)

The Master of Architectural Science (Research) has two consecutive components, and will take two years if enrolled full time. You’ll study a 120-point Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Science, followed by a one-year research thesis in your area of interest.

Contact us

To talk to someone about what courses you need to take, call +64-463 6200 or email archiitecture@vuw.ac.nz and one of our friendly student advisers will guide you through this process.

For more information about the Masters of Architectural Science or Master of Architectural Science (Research) programmes, contact: