Urban Design

Level: Postgraduate coursework

Urban design is concerned with the process of giving form, shape and character to the arrangement of buildings and neighbourhoods, or the city as a whole. It emerged as a distinct field in Australia about 20 years ago in response to a need for better design skills at urban scales. Today, design professionals with strong urban design knowledge and skills are much sought after both locally and internationally by private consulting firms, development organisations and government organisations.

The Urban Design program will allow you to develop understanding and abilities across this discipline. The program was one of the first in Australasia and has built an excellent reputation, producing informed and skilled graduates who work on all continents in design, management and teaching roles. At its core are studio projects that address emerging design issues, and supporting units are available to cover essential morphological, ecological, cultural and other dimensions of urbanism.

At master level you may choose to complete the core Master of Urban Design course, or combine it with one of two available streams: urban design and planning, or architectural and urban design.

Courses available in this area