RMIT University

Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

In an increasingly urbanised world, shifting environmental priorities have placed sustainability in the spotlight.A widening skills gap across industry means the demand for skilled professionals in energy efficient and sustainable building practices is on the rise.In response to this industry demand, this degree will provide you with the essential skills and theory to design, develop and implement solutions for new and retrofitted buildings and sustainable built environment.Your studies will prepare you to navigate the complex and rapidly changing environment of industry issues, trends, and economic and sustainability policies. You will get hands on experience in sustainability assessment tools and software used in the design and planning process. You will enhance your abilities to professionally communicate complex sustainability strategies and engage effectively within interdisciplinary teams to drive project outcomes and improve sustainability practice.You will graduate with specialist knowledge of sustainable building design and technologies, building energy and climate engineering, and the management of sustainable building projects.


192 credit points


  • Building systems
  • Energy water and airflow in buildings
  • Sustainability in the built environment: a focus on building and design
  • Sustainable building technologies
  • Sustainable energy fundamentals

Standard entry requirements

  • Successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a discipline that demonstrates knowledge and skills in construction, technology, engineering, management, architecture or design
  • OR

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit transfer for previous study in a qualification at AQF level 8 or above, such as a graduate certificate, graduate diploma, or bachelor honours degree. Students may be eligible for exemptions from some courses in the program where they have completed an AQF level 7 or higher qualification in one of the following disciplines: construction management, project management, architecture, landscape architecture and engineering.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City Domestic: $63,360
International: $88,320
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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