12 months
38100 AUD/year
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The Graduate Diploma in Urban Design is delivered by the Australian Urban Design Research Centre. You can choose to take this Urban Design course from The University of Western Australia on its own or it can provide a stepping stone to the Master of Urban Design.  

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Students of the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design from The University of Western Australia gain experience as individual designers and as a participant in an interdisciplinary group assigned to working on the complex nature of urban issues. You'll also gain preliminary experience in conducting independent research.

Why study Urban Design at UWA? 

Urbanisation is accelerating world-wide and skills in sustainable urban design will be increasingly sought after.

Participate in urban design studios that allow you to creatively engage with a real site and to develop design and visualisation skills.

Learn from the Australian Urban Design Research Centre’s highly qualified, multidisciplinary staff, who have been nominated for a stream of teaching awards.

Career Pathways

Gain a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of urban design. This course develops your knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of urban design issues and prepares you for the next step in your career in urban design.

It is also of benefit to professionals in fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, city/town planning, transport planning, and historic buildings conservation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Strategies in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Architecture 
  • Urban Design Studio 
  • Sustainability and Cities  
  • Contemporary Urbanism 
  • UThe Forces that Shape Cities 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 058210M   

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Urban Design; or
  • completed a Graduate Certificate in Urban Design at UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38100 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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