Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

In the AUDRC Master of Urban Design students develop an in-depth understanding of urban design theories and issues; techniques of urban analysis; and skills for the design and development of cities and urban places. The course consists of a first year of focused studies in history, theory, implementation strategy and studio-based learning; and a second year of independent supervised study (research dissertation) OR a coursework focus area in Landscape Design or Environmental Planning or Urban and Regional Planning.The Master of Urban Design (by dissertation) builds upon the Graduate Certificate and the Graduate Diploma by allowing students to devote the final two semesters to an exegesis and/or major design project, enabling students to accrue significant intellectual and creative experience commensurate with beginning a career as an urban designer. Students graduating with a Master of Urban Design are qualified to participate in all levels of the urban design profession and in particular to function as the lead consultant responsible for the production and critical evaluation of urban design proposals. The demand for this program is in private planning, architectural and landscape design consultancies; local and state government planning and development departments. Entry into this course requires an undergraduate degree with a weighted average of at least 50%. Students from all fields are accepted. Australian and International students are welcome to apply, and the course is delivered both on-campus and online. Students who have completed related postgraduate courses can receive advanced standing so that the Master of Urban Design can be undertaken in between 1 and 2 years, depending on prior learning.

Designed for

Graduates of architecture, urban and regional planning, landscape architecture or environmental design courses


96 points.


  • Urban design

Standard entry requirements

  • (1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA
  • And(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent
  • And(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Urban Design
  • Or(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Urban Design or Graduate Diploma in Urban Design at UWA.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley Domestic: $46,200
International: $76,200
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

Applicants who are not graduates of this University may be requested to submit a design folio.

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