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Urban Design

Swinburne University of Technology

24 months
36000 AUD/year
35480 AUD/year
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 Master of Urban Design from Swinburne University of Technology equips you with concepts and skills that will future-proof your career as an urban designer, project manager or urban planner. Graduates from our Master of Architecture and Urban Design can also pursue careers in architecture.

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The Master of Urban Design offered at the Swinburne University of Technology   is about shaping urban environments across a range of scales — from individual buildings and streets to neighbourhoods, suburbs and entire cities and their wider regions. Through a future-focused, design-led approach, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of how transport, community, environment, economy and policy fit together to make the healthy, inclusive, culturally-significant and sustainable places we can all call ‘home’.

Career opportunities

Master of Urban Design graduates will be knowledgeable about contemporary urban design thinking and be skilled in cutting edge urban analysis and design technology. Urban design and strategic planning skills are highly sought after in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The course’s emphasis upon urban information, data and modelling situates our graduates in a highly competitive position to attain work locally and globally in areas such as:

  • private practices including: urban design practices, architecture practices, landscape architecture practices, and planning practices
  • local government: planning authorities and local city councils.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design Research Studio 
  • Dynamic Modelling of Cities 
  • Theories of Buildings and Cities 
  • Design Research Studio 
  • Urban Informatics and Modelling 
  • Urban Economics and Governance 
  • Planning Law, Strategic & Statutory Planning 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


200 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code 098497D

Admission to the Master of Urban Design will require one of the following:

  • successful completion of the Swinburne Bachelor of Design (Architecture) or
  • successful completion of the Swinburne Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with a major in Architecture or
  • successful completion of the Swinburne Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) (Honours) with an advanced minor in Architecture or
  • successful completion of another three year undergraduate architectural course

Tuition Fee

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    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35480 AUD per year during 24 months.

$7,950 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
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