Urban design focuses on the design of the spaces between the buildings that make up our town and cities.
The Master of Urban Design from University of Auckland will equip you with the knowledge and skills to analyse and design urban environments. Through studio-based projects, you will respond to real urban design issues and contexts, including sustainable design practices, the role of physical and social infrastructures in cities and urban investment and development.
The MUrbDes gives built environment professionals the opportunity to develop this specific skillset and knowledge. It is suitable for people with a professionally recognised qualification in architecture, urban planning or landscape architecture. If you have relevant practical experience in one of these fields, you may also be eligible for entry.
The MUrbDes will help you develop the skills, practical knowledge and contextual understanding to work in both public and private practice. Urban design expertise is required both in existing cities and for new developments, with knowledge of cultural sensitivities and environmental design practices sought after.
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- Environmental planner
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- Transportation planner
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- Urban planner
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- Urban Design Theory and Practice
- Sustainable Urbanism
- Urban Design Studio
- Urban Economic Development
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesCivil Engineering & Construction Visual Arts Urban Planning View 11 other Masters in Urban Planning in New Zealand
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- You must hold at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) in a related field, such as (but not limited to) planning, urban planning, architecture or landscape architecture.
- You will need a GPE of 4.0.
- Your portfolio will provide evidence of an appropriate level of skill in design and urban analysis. You may include examples of design projects undertaken as part of your prior academic studies and/or as part of design-based professional work.
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International27933 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27933 USD per year during 12 months.
National6392 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6392 USD per year during 12 months.
- Domestic: NZ$11,128.80
- International: NZ$48,622
Living costs for Auckland
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.