Master of Urban Design

 

Graduate Certificate in Urban Design

Graduate Diploma in Urban Design

Master of Urban Design


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the University school, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

GCURBDES-01

Graduate Certificate in Urban Design

GNURBDES-04

Graduate Diploma in Urban Design

MAURBDES-04

Master of Urban Design

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to student choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Policy 2014.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design
(c)
the Master of Urban Design
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admission criteria.
(1)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design requires an undergraduate degree or relevant work experience.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design and 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.
(3)
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 Graduate Diploma and Master of Urban Design. A portfolio should only be provided if requested by the Program Director.
(4)
In exceptional circumstances, the Head of School and Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Head of School and Dean to be equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these awards are set out in the relevant degree table.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
a minimum of 18 credit points of core units of study comprising of ARCH9100 and either ARCH9001 or ARCH9002; and
(b)
a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
a minimum of 30 credit points of core units of study, which must include ARCH9001 or ARCH9002; and
(b)
a maximum of 18 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Urban Design, a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a)
a minimum of 48 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
a maximum of 24 credit points of elective units of study.
(5)
Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as elective units of study.

7 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Head of School and Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.
(2)
Only the longest award completed will be awarded.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2018 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2018 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2021. The School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.