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Graduate Diploma in Urban Design
Graduate Diploma in Urban Design

Graduate Diploma in Urban Design

  • ID:UWA610234
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;


(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Urban Design; or

(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Urban Design at UWA.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

The Graduate Diploma in Urban Design is delivered by the Australian Urban Design Research Centre. You can choose to take this course on its own or it can provide a stepping stone to the Master of Urban Design. Students gain experience as individual designers and as a participant in an interdisciplinary group assigned to working on the complex nature of urban issues. You'll also gain preliminary experience in conducting independent research.


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Course structure details


Take all units (48 points):

  • ARLA4506 Research Strategies in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Architecture (6)

  • URBD5802 Urban Design Studio 2 (12)

  • URBD5803 Sustainability and Cities (6)

  • URBD5804 Urban Design Studio 1 (12)

  • URBD5805 Contemporary Urbanism (6)

  • URBD5807 The Forces that Shape Cities (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Gain a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of urban design. This course develops your knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of urban design issues and prepares you for the next step in your career in urban design.

It is also of benefit to professionals in fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, city/town planning, transport planning, and historic buildings conservation.

  • Urban Designer

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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