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Urban Development and Design

24 months
42576 AUD/year
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Study our Master of Urban Development and Design at University of Queensland and put yourself at the forefront of reimagining our urban fabric. 


Key Facts

We address the design of cities from multiple perspectives to give you a contemporary and integrated view on how to make them better places to live and work.

Our aim with this master of Urban Development and Design at University of Queensland is to redefine urban design to go beyond solving problems, towards understanding cities in creative ways and imagine different futures. We want to inspire the right minds to lead the way.

The majority of the world’s population live in cities, and with limited resources and significant climate change, there is a growing demand for urban designers specifically trained to understand and look at cities strategically and holistically.

Urban design is a term often borrowed by other specialists as an add-on to their core service. At UQ, we see urban design as its own expertise that includes the ability to engage with decision-makers and lead change.

This is a new degree for a new kind of designer, taught by leading academics and industry professionals. It combines project-based design studios with opportunities to develop expertise in the field of Infrastructure and Resources, People and Policy, or Economics and Strategy.

To ensure you have the right skills to enter this transdisciplinary field of design you'll study courses from across a range of disciplines, including architecture, civil engineering, planning, policy, economics and business leadership.

Wherever you are positioned in your career, you’ll look at urban development and design from a different angle and be uniquely placed to design creative solutions to make our cities more efficient, sustainable and meaningful.

Programme Structure


  • Urban Design: Urban Futures
  • Contemporary Urbanism Theory and Practice
  • Urban Design: Responsive Environments
  • Managing Organisational Behaviour

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE 0102136  

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale ORa degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7 point scale and 6 months full time postgraduate work experience. Relevant fields include Architecture/Architectural Design, Landscape Architecture, Regional and Town Planning or Urban Planning.

Tuition Fee

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    42576 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42576 AUD per year during 24 months.


Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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