Master of Urban Design

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Award granted Master of Urban Design
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code073319F
Deakin course codeS702

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Urban Design aims to provide a postgraduate pathway that promotes a high standard of skill and knowledge acquisition in developing innovative sustainable design solutions for the urban environment. The course promotes a high level of strategic thinking for implementing effective change management practices and is designed for graduates who wish to practice as an urban designer in order to improve the quality and development of our towns and city scapes.  Students will:

  • evaluate theory and practice within contemporary international contexts
  • critique historical and current practices through inquiry and rigorous analytical methods
  • integrate and apply theory and practice-based knowledge and skills within a collaborative design studio.

Opportunity is provided in the second trimester to undertake an authentic case study and to reflect and critique current or proposed practices through a design thesis and work place assessment.

Alternate Exits

Graduate Diploma of Urban Design (S602)

Graduate Certificate of Urban Design (S502)

Fees and charges

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Course rules

You must complete 12 credit points of study.

Course structure

Core Units


Trimester 1

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SRD761Unit description is currently unavailable

SRA760Unit description is currently unavailable

SRR782Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2

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SRM781Unit description is currently unavailable

SRR711Unit description is currently unavailable (2cps)


Trimester 3

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SRV799Unit description is currently unavailable

SRM752Unit description is currently unavailable


Elective unit

Plus one elective unit from any approved "SR Level 7' coded unit.