12 units required courses:

2 units SCI-6121  Construction Lab (module 1)

2 units SCI-6122  Energy in Architecture (module 2)

2 units SCI-6479  Daylighting (module 1)

2 units SCI-6474  Natural Ventilation (module 2)

4 units SCI-6452* Building Simulation

4 units SCI-6470* Energy Simulation (to be taken in the second year)

*Students may choose between 6452 and 6470.

32-36 units of elective courses (see suggestions below, total dependent upon chosen track)

In the second semester, students will elect which track to follow to complete the program:

3 Semester Track: Qualifying Paper – Total 48 units
16 units electives or remaining requirements
Qualifying Paper (Guidelines available here)


4 Semester Track: Open Projects – Total 56 units
12 units electives or remaining requirements
4 units ADV-9306 Open Projects I
8 units ADV-9307 Open Projects II

Suggested Electives for Energy and Environments

SES-5370 Environment, Economics, and Enterprise
SCI-6318 Urban and Town Ecology
SCI-6347 Thermal Allometry
SCI-6352 Resilience and Adaptation Science