Master of Urbanism

The core content will provide all students with basic urban design and drawing skills, a sophisticated understanding of the history theory, and key concepts in urban design, planning and heritage conservation and the relationship between these areas.

Students may gain additional expertise in either heritage conservation, planning or urban design.

The Urban and Regional Planning specialisation is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

In the capstone integrated urban studio students will apply their knowledge to a complex real world project requiring all their skills as well as developing the competancies and theoretical understanding for successful teamwork. All students will have the opportunity to take an international field studio and select electives to deepen or broaden their studies in area of particular interest. The course will make use of industry experts to provide direct professional input and contact for the best learning opportunities.

Depending on their background and specialisation, students will be trained to work in a range of built environment professions.

Admission requirements

To apply, you should hold a bachelor's degree in design, human geography or a related field from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.

Course rules

 

Graduate Diploma in Urbanism

Master of Urbanism


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 Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

MAURBNSM-01

Graduate Diploma in Urbanism

GNURBNSM-01

Master of Urbanism

2 Attendance pattern

1.
The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

This master’s degree is a professional master’s course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Urbanism
(c)
the Master of Urbanism
(2)
Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Offers of admission will be made to the Master of Urbanism only.
(3)
Admission to the Master of Urbanism requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree in design, human geography or related field from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.
(4)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course/s are set out in Table G.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Urbanism, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
42 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
6 credit points of elective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Urbanism, a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including:
(a)
42 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
18 credit points of capstone units; and
(c)
minimum 24 credit points of specialisation units of study; and
(d)
maximum 12 credit points of elective units of study.

7 Specialisations

(1)
Completion of one specialisation is a requirement of the course. A specialisation requires the completion of at least 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed in the table for thatspecialisation. The specialisations available are:
(a)
Heritage conservation;
(b)
Urban design
(c)
Urban and regional planning

8 Course transfer

A candidate for the master’s degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

9 Credit transfer

(1)
Students who have completed study in postgraduate programs in Heritage Conservation, Urban Design or Urban and Regional Planning in this Faculty, and have not had an award conferred, may transfer all relevant credit to the Master of Urbanism, in accordance with the provisions of the Coursework Rule.
(2)
Candidates enrolled in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Urban Design (Urban Design and Planning) and Master of Heritage Conservation may apply to transfer to the Master of Urbanism subject to meeting the requirements for admission as set out in part 5 (2) of the admission to candidature section.
(3)
Candidates of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Urban Design (Urban Design and Planning) and Master of Heritage Conservation applying for admission to the Master of Urbanism, upon acceptance, apply for credit for equivalent units completed towards the Master of Urbanism, noting they still need to meet or have met the core unit and elective requirements for the Master of Urbanism.
(4)
Only the longest award completed will be awarded.