Master of Urban Design

    • CRICOS Code: 072812A

    Course overview

    • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students.
    • Start Year Intake - March


    Through a combination of urban design theory and design studios, you'll become a professional who sees the city as a complex system. You will learn to design for contemporary challenges such as mass urbanisation and changing climate demands.

    • Discover the role of urban design within given spatial, social, economic and political contexts
    • Explore the scope, opportunities, complexities and responsibilities of urban design
    • Uncover urban design issues and methodology for creating best practice responses
    • Develop analytical and design skills for generating and testing alternative approaches to the urban design development of specific sites

    Design studios

    Studio projects are speculative design-research exercises, that create opportunities for innovation, collaboration and discovery. You will have the opportunity to combine advanced geospatial analytics, multidimensional and procedural modelling, and virtual reality technology. With involvement from industry professionals and the wider community, the studio experience teaches the importance of place and fieldwork.

    Interdisciplinary collaboration

    The Master of Urban Design encourages interaction and an appreciation of creativity and difference, which creates an atmosphere of collegiality and common endeavour. Collaborating with fellow students and experts across urban design, planning and landscape architecture, you will come up with innovative urban design solutions. You'll become employment-ready by working in interdisciplinary teams. Through interacting with others, you'll learn to appreciate multiple viewpoints and be ready for diverse working environments.

    Expert teaching, global student body

    Our core group of staff brings together experience and active involvement in current urban design research, design research and education. A broader teaching team with expertise in landscape architecture and urban planning adds diversity and richness. A multicultural blend of urban design students contribute their own experiences, energy, themes and aspirations, creating a unique study experience.