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 Building Design I3
CAE 557Net Zero Energy Building Design II3
ARCH 546Architecture Studio VI: Advanced 6
Elective Courses (15)
Select a minimum 15 credit hours from the following: 115
Material: Transparent3
Advanced Topics in History and Theory I3
Topics in Advanced Technology3
Mechanical and Electrical Building Systems for Architects I3
Mechanical and Electrical Building Systems for Architects II3
Design of Energy-Efficient Buildings I3
Design of Energy-Efficient Buildings II3
Special Problems0-3
Building Electrical/Lighting Systems Design3
Lighting Systems Design3
Introduction to Building Information Modeling3
Building Envelope Rehabilitation3
Building Energy Modeling3
HVAC Systems Design3
Building Enclosure Design3
Energy Conservation in Buildings3
Applied Building Energy Modeling3
Measurement and Instrumentation in Architectural Engineering3
Construction Methods, Cost Estimating, and Project Budgeting3
Special Problems0-3
Indoor Air Pollution3
Special Problems0-3
Total Credit Hours30

Maximum 12 credit hours from 400 level elective courses allowed.