Master of Science in Sustainable Building Technology

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has approved our new Master of Science in Sustainable Building Technology Program

LAUNCHING FALL 2021  

  • The Master of Science in Sustainable Building Technology at the University of Texas at Arlington is a post-professional degree that answers a need for practitioners in diverse fields to have a comprehensive understanding of sustainable building technology. The program provides a curriculum for the strategic intersection of energy efficient building design and sustainable building technologies. Students in this program will gain expertise in three primary areas 
     
    Expertise 
    · Advanced design of building system integration 
    · Advanced environmental system design 
    · Advanced performance-based design 
     
    Tracks 
    Additional courses are available to support areas of advanced study and research. Tracks are available with concentration in 
    · Computational Performance 
    · Historic Building Technology 
    · Health and Innovation

 

  • A post-professional degree program for practitioners in architecture, construction, engineering and other allied fields
  • Graduates will gain expertise in three primary areas:
    • Advanced building system integration
    • Advanced environmental system design
    • Advanced performance-based design
  • The only program of its kind with studio courses in Texas
  • 30 credit hours: 21 hours of required courses including two studios, and 9 hours of electives
  • Required courses include:
    • Performance based design
    • Green design and construction
    • Energy use and conservation in architecture
    • Environmental control systems
  • Electives permit students to focus upon areas of interest including:
    • High performance facades
    • Digital research and prototyping
    • Construction sustainability
    • Advanced wood timber design
    • Digital fabrication methodology
  • Four tracks to accommodate busy working professionals:
    • 3 consecutive semesters for full-time students
    • 4 consecutive semesters for full-time students
    • 4 non-consecutive semesters for full-time or part-time students
    • 5 consecutive semesters for part-time students
  • The only program of its kind with studio courses in Texas
  • 30 credit hours: 21 hours of required courses including two studios, and 9 hours of electives
  • Graduates will gain enhanced marketable skills:
    • Performance-based design data literacy
    • Energy conservation assessment and problem-solving
    • Cross-professional communication
  •  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2018-28: “Demand for architects with a knowledge of ‘green design,’ also called sustainable design, is expected to continue. Architects should be needed to design buildings and structures that efficiently use resources, such as energy and water conservation; reduce waste and pollution; and apply environmentally friendly design, specifications, and materials.”1 
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  • PROGRAM DIRECTOR
    Brad Bell
    bbell@uta.edu 

    ACADEMIC  RECRUITER
    James Brown
    james.brown2@uta.edu  

 

 


“MarketViabilityofaBachelor’s-LevelSustainable Urban Planning and Design Program. Analysis of Employer Demand, StudentTrends, and Program Characteristics”, EAB Educational Consulting (Washington, D.C.), 2019

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