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Overview

Build your technical competence and creative thinking in the design, measurement and theory of audio and acoustics. You will gain an understanding of how sound shapes your experience of communication, entertainment and spatial awareness, opening up a diversity of career paths including audio production, system design and acoustic consulting.

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. Sound is a constant throughout your life"involving, informing and profoundly shaping your experience of communication, entertainment and architectural spaces.

This unique and challenging degree will give you a solid foundation in the design, measurement and theory of audio and acoustics. From this foundation you can choose to specialise in an area of interest including acoustics, audio systems and audio production.

Throughout the Architectural Science (Audio & Acoustics) 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. More detail on the Program (including course planner, credit request forms and timetable links) can be found at the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning home page .

Subject areas
Shared pool

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)

Admission requirement

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science will have a bachelor's degree or possess experience, which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake the course. Students may apply to upgrade at the completion of their program from the Graduate Certificate, through to the Diploma and then to the Masters by maintaining a credit average over the course of study. 

Career pathways & prospects
Future study options

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate of Architectural Science (Audio & Acoustics) will begin your journey to work in fields including audio production, sound design, audio systems design, acoustical consulting, and research and development of audio and acoustics products. The Graduate Certificate also often leads to further study in this field. Some graduates may use the degree as a stepping-stone toward a research degree in audio and acoustics.

Domestic students

International students

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