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University of Sydney (USYD)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Master of Urbanism (Urban Design)

  • Masters (Coursework)

The program will introduce you to contemporary planning theories and debates while instilling professional expertise in key areas of urban design, planning and policy practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MAURBNSM1URB, 082898G
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$9,359 per year
International Fees
$33,500 per year

About this course

The program will introduce you to contemporary planning theories and debates while instilling professional expertise in key areas of urban design, planning and policy practice. As a highly trained graduate, you will be in high demand from the planning industry including both private sector and and public agencies including local and state government.

The Urban Design stream within the Master of Urbanism is a two-year postgraduate program will allow you to participate in the core Urban Design studio unit. It is designed to develop your leadership and expertise in urban design and urbanism with a strong emphasis on sustainability, quantification and implementation.

The Master of Urbanism, developed in consultation with Industry and the Planning Institute of Australia is a pathway to specialisation as a professional urban planner, urban designer, heritage architect or consultant. This has been developed to address the urgent need for specialists in the planning, development and architectural industries who understand the complex interrelationships between the various aspects of environmental planning.

During the program, you will benefit from mentoring by leading industry experts, who will share the latest knowledge and provide direct professional input. The core units of study will provide you with an overview of urbanism, and allow you to specialise in the areas of urban and regional planning, urban design and heritage conservation. You will develop a sophisticated understanding of the history and theory of these three areas, including their interrelationship, key concepts, analytical and technical skills.

Throughout your degree, you will be able to select from a range of electives to deepen or broaden your studies, including the option to take an international field studio placement (for domestic students).

Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor

Study locations

Camperdown

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Architecture & Building courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
76.4%
Overall satisfaction
83.2%
Skill scale
68.5%
Teaching scale
91.5%
Employed full-time
$64.5k
Average salary