Enhance 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 our 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.
The Graduate Diploma in Architectural Science (Audio and Acoustics) will prepare you to work in fields including audio production, sound design, audio systems design, acoustical consulting, and research and development of audio and acoustics products. You may also use the degree as the foundation for a research degree in audio and acoustics.
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Architectural Science (Audio & Acoustics) will have a bachelor's degree or will have completed the Graduate Certificate in Architectural Science (Audio & Acoustics) with an average mark of 70 per cent. This program can be taken with a secondary stream in combination with another Architectural Science Program. To undertake a double degree, the core units from the secondary degree are generally taken as the electives in the primary degree. Please see the Faculty Handbook for enrolment advice for secondary stream structure, and apply through the specific double specialisation course page. Many Architectural Science units are taught as `block-modeintensive classes, delivered over four to six full days, of which some fall on weekends to accommodate full-time working students. Some units however may be delivered in weekly lecture format. 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. Masters and Diploma students may also opt to graduate with a lower level of certification once the required units are complete. Please note that students may commence studies in Semester 2, however some courses are only available in part-time capacity due to the units on offer.
IELTS 7.0 – no band below 6.0