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Urban Designer, Deborah Dearing

Overview

The Master of Urban Design is a 1.5-year program that will develop your leadership and expertise in urban design and urbanism with a strong emphasis on sustainability, quantification and implementation. A key feature of this degree is its multidisciplinary outlook and emphasis on communication and collaboration that emulates real-world practice.

This program offers an appreciation of the historical and theoretical dimensions of urbanism and design and expands your understanding and design skills at both suburban and metropolitan levels.

You will develop the ability to analyse contexts, define principles and provide guidance for designers and architects of buildings, landscape, and the public domain. You will be trained to refine and focus your skills in spatial thinking and visual communication.

Commonwealth Supported Places

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for postgraduate study for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

Subject areas
Shared pool

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. 

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 (March) 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. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Units of Study

Admission requirement

Admission to the Master of Urban Design requires an undergraduate degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, town planning, urbanism, geography or a related field or completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate with a WAM of at least 65. Based on the applicant's undergraduate performance, the Program Director reserves the right to require a portfolio of work indicating relevant design interests and capabilities for admission to the Master of Urban Design. A portfolio should only be provided if requested by the Program Director.

Future study options

Career Pathways

Over 200 students have graduated from the program to go on to occupy positions in both the private and public sector in cities across Asia, Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Graduates are able to bridge the concerns of architecture and planning, think strategically, appreciate scale and qualities of place and communicate urban design principles to a wide range of audiences. 

The world is changing, and university education needs to change too

Domestic students

International students

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