Master of Urban Design
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Urban Design|
Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
No intake in 2015
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$24,670* - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||073319F|
|Deakin course code||S702|
There will be no intake into this course in 2015.
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Closing dates
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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.
Opportunities are provided to undertake an authentic case study and to reflect and critique current or proposed practices through a design thesis and work place assessment.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full-time load. Eight credit points is the standard full-time load for one year of study.
Fee Paying Place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee Paying Place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee Paying Places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative annual course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
Urban design is a trans-discipline profession which sits at the juncture of urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture, and is informed by the dynamic interaction of the social, economic, political, cultural and environmental pressures of the industry.
Graduates may find employment in various fields of the built environment, in the public and private sectors. The program aims to produce professionals who provide leadership, challenge conventional thinking and use theory and critical reflective practice within our complex urban environments.
Graduates will have a developed understanding across a range of disciplines and will be equipped to collaborate on projects in delivering integrated solutions for both the public and private realms. This course has been developed for people who wish to practice as an urban designer in order to improve the quality and development of our towns and city scapes, and will enable students to augment their professional skills in place-making, advanced integrated design, sustainable urban ecologies, and change-management practices.
The course comprises a total of 12 credit points, which must include the following:
- 10 core units (11 credit points)
- one elective unit from any approved ‘SR Level 7' coded unit
|SRD761||Designing Urban Environments|
|SRD764||Urban Design Studio|
|SRM781||Managing Change and Innovation|
|SRR718||Thesis (Urban Design) (2cps)|
|SRD762||Interdisciplinary Planning and Design|
|SRV799||Built Environment Integrated Project|
|SRM752||Advanced Project Management|
Plus one elective unit from any approved "SR Level 7' coded unit.
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants will normally have successfully completed an approved Bachelor's level degree (or equivalent) in a related (built environment or design related) discipline, comprising at least three years of study. Where a degree has not been completed, alternative admission criteria may include demonstrable professional experience in a built environment or design related area, comprising at least 5 years.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.