Architecture (Energy Perf/Climate Responsive Arch), MS

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The MS in architecture with a concentration in energy performance and climate-responsive architecture educates students to become experts in energy-efficient building design and energy technology. Courses in this concentration establish a basic core of knowledge of the principles of the natural energies available at the building boundary due to climate and site; thermal and optic behavior of building materials and components; passive and low-energy architectural systems for heating, cooling and lighting; and appropriate integration with mechanical systems. Additional courses are available to support advanced study and research in a variety of related specialties.

Program offered

Architecture (Energy Perf/Climate Responsive Arch), MS

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Program requirements

Required Core (21 credit hours)

Electives (3-6 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (3-6 credit hours)
ATE 593 Applied Project (3)
ATE 599 Thesis (6)

Additional Curriculum Information
The applied project option consists of six credit hours of electives and three credit hours of ATE 593. The thesis option consists of three credit hours of electives and six credit hours of ATE 599.

Students should see the academic unit for an approved course list.

Information about this program

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