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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Design may be undertaken full-time over one semester or part-time over one year (two semesters). The course will produce skilled graduates in urban design and urbanism who may work on all continents in design, management and teaching roles.

This course will further allow students from international backgrounds to understand urban design in an Australian context. At the heart of the course is the urban design studio, which will allow you to synthesise your background professional expertise with new urban design knowledge and skills. The graduate certificate will provide you with a foundation for the more intensive theoretical and practical work undertaken in the graduate diploma.

Subject areas
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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

NOTE: Semester 2 2020 changes:
Sem 2, 2020 application closing date: 17 August
Sem 2, 2020 start date: 24 August

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

NOTE: Semester 2 2020 changes:
Sem 2, 2020 application closing date: 17 August
Sem 2, 2020 start date: 24 August

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) 

What you'll study

Unit of Study information on faculty page
Study plan
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design complete 24 credit points (cp) made up of at least two core units of study (18cp) including one 12cp studio unit, and one elective unit of study (6cp) offered by the faculty, subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling.

Units of Study

Admission requirement

A successful applicant to the Graduate Certificate of Urban Design will have a undergraduate degree and/or relevant work experience.
Career pathways & prospects
Future study options

Career Pathways

The course will prepare graduates for a career as an urban designer. Urban designers take into consideration a project's purpose, size and geographic data in their design recommendations. Working with private companies or public agencies, urban designers may be responsible for surveying land for a new housing complex, expanding a medical facility or developing a subway system. Urban designers may also participate in educating civic leaders and the public about the details of the projects scheduled for their communities.

Domestic students

International students

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