Master of High Performance Buildings

The post-professional Master of High Performance Buildings is an academic degree, offered jointly by the College of Architecture and the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. It is intended for students, with professional degrees in architecture or a bachelor of science degree in engineering, seeking to develop a better understanding of the theories, methods, and technologies necessary to achieve high performance, energy efficient, healthy, and sustainable buildings, with an emphasis on the integrated design process in which architects and engineers work together to achieve common goals.

Admission Requirements

Minimum GRE requirements: 292 quantitative + verbal and 2.5 analytical writing.

Required Courses (15)
CAE 513Building Science3
CAE 556Net Zero Energy Home Dsgn I3
CAE 557Net Zero Energy Home Dsgn II3
ARCH 546Arch Studio VI: Advanced6
Elective Courses (15)
Select a minimum 15 credit hours from the following: 115
Material: Transparent3
Adv Topics in Hist&Theory I3
Topics in Advanced Technology3
Environ & Building Systems I3
Environ & Building Systems II3
Desn Energy-Efficient Bldg I3
Design of Energy-Eff Bldg II3
Special Problems1-8
Building Electrical/Lighting3
Lighting Systems Design3
Constrctn Methods&Cost Estmg3
BIM Applications for Bldg Perf3
Building Enclosure Design3
Energy Conservation Dsgn:Bldgs3
Applied Bldg Energy Modeling3
Intro Building Info Modeling3
Indoor Air Pollution3
Total Credit Hours30