Abu Dhabi University
Abu Dhabi University

Abu Dhabi University

Master of Science in Sustainable Architechture

The program is designed to provide its graduates with a wide range of new skills that would enhance their design and analytical abilities and knowledge of Sustainable Design, thus making them an asset to their organizations. The program will enable its graduates to develop an understanding of latest environmental design issues and to gain research skills that are essential for effective sustainable architecture. Curriculum prepares students for doctoral programs, and provides architectural designers/researchers with the qualitative and quantitative knowledge, methods, and tools that are appropriate for regional, desert environments in order to implement sustainable designs in professional practice. The Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture Program (MSSA) is a 30 credit-hour program that includes 24-27 hours of course work and 3 credit hours for the Capstone Project or 6 Credit hours for the Thesis option.
Required Credit Hours: minimum 30 hours


Career Options

The program will prepare you for key professional roles in the specialist area of sustainable architecture within design and construction companies, as well as government entities responsible for urban planning, construction projects and environmental legislation.

The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor Degree:

in a directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale, from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs.

English Proficiency Tests:

with a minimum score range of 1400 - 1525 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 213 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 79 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 550 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 6.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast).