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Master of Urban Design
Graduate Diploma of Urban Design (exit option only)
Graduate Certificate of Urban Design (exit option only)
If you are looking to build your skill and knowledge base and take a pathway to influence sustainable urban renewal, Deakin's postgraduate programs in Urban Design will give you a competitive advantage.
If your goal is to improve the quality and development of our towns and city scapes, then Deakin's Master of Urban Design is the course for you. It will give you the knowledge and skills to develop innovative, sustainable design solutions for the urban environment. You will learn to think strategically and implement effective change management practice.
The course will increase your professional skills in place-making, advanced integrated design, sustainable urban ecologies and change management practices.
You will evaluate theory and practice within contemporary international contexts, critique historical and current practices through rigorous analytical methods and apply theory and practice-based knowledge within a collaborative design studio.
In the second trimester you'll have the opportunity to undertake an authentic case study and reflect and critique current or proposed practices through a design thesis and work place assessment.
A number of units can be taken off campus, providing you with greater flexibility to fit your studies in with workplace and personal commitments.
The course has been designed so you have the opportunity to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Urban Design or a Graduate Diploma of Urban Design. (Please note: these are exit options only.)
You will study in first-class facilities at Deakin's Geelong Waterfront Campus, winner of three prestigious Australian Institute of Architects awards for design excellence. The Campus is located about 50 minutes by car or train from Melbourne and a short walk from Geelong Railway Station. It is on the edge of the Geelong CBD and features an expansive modern studio, a fully equipped workshop, photographic studio and computer laboratories. Students also have access to the latest computer-aided modelling in Deakin's virtual reality studio.
Graduates of the Master of Urban Design may find employment in various fields of the built environment, practicing and consulting for 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 clients.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website.
Graduate Diploma of Urban Design
(exit option only, requires eight credit points of study)
Graduate Certificate of Urban Design
(exit option only, requires four credit points of study)
Contact us at the School of Architecture and Built Environment