Course Description

Recent years have seen debates on 'urban renewal' - the replacement or upgrading of city fabric - becoming increasingly central within Australia's metropolitan planning and public policy discourse. Nowhere is this more true than in Sydney. Urban renewal is emerging as the major challenge facing Australia's metropolitan areas for the foreseeable future.

Both linked with renewal projects, and more broadly, concerns around housing are also once more high on Australia's public policy and urban planning agenda. Increasingly, the need for appropriate and effective housing policy is being highlighted as materially important not only in enhancing urban quality of life, but also in maximizing city productivity. Consequently, for a growing body of local and state government policymakers, as well as for numerous NGOs, consultants and others, urban renewal and housing matters are of central interest.

The Graduate Diploma in Urban Renewal and Housing is the first program of its kind in Australia. Drawing on local and international perspectives it will encompass both policy and practice in these realms, drawing wider linkages with urban studies and planning agendas. Within their core program, Urban Renewal and Housing students will take custom-designed courses on these topics, along with modules related to associated aspects of city planning, urban economics and infrastructure provision. Program participants will also benefit from an exciting choice of elective courses ranging across public policy, real estate studies and transport planning.


1 years full time,

Starting dates

February, September

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Architecture & Building postgraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 64.3% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 77.6% (national average 79.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 75.5% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of New South Wales (UNSW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Architecture & Building postgraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 85.6% (national average 83.4%)
Studying full time: 0.9% (national average 5.0%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $60,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 089362E
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Code: 5149

Entry Requirements

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