Master of Planning - Urban Design

The University of Adelaide

Urban planning is concerned with how we design, regulate and manage the cities, neighbourhoods and places in which we live our lives. As cities become larger and more complex and an increasing proportion of the world's population lives in cities, it is important that we manage their growth to: - provide a good quality of life for all residents - ensure employment opportunities - protect the natural and historic built heritage - ensure they are resilient in the face of natural disaster threats and climate change. Planners' central concern is to ensure that our cities are attractive places to live and work now and that they are sustainable into the future. The location of Planning within the School of Architecture and Built Environment means that the degrees emphasise the importance of the design of spaces and places. Design-literate planners are keenly sought-after by many employers. The Urban Planning degrees prepare students for work in government or the private sector, both within Australia and elsewhere in the world.

Course Fee:


International: $66,000

Entry Requirements:

Domestic students - Bachelor of Architectural Design from the University of Adelaide with a GPA of 5.0 or better (out of 7.0), Applicants who do not have a completed Bachelor of Architectural Design program from the University of Adelaide will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae and a portfolio of their work to the School of Architecture and Built Environment, the portfolio should be of the applicant's own work (in hard copy or CD/DVD) demonstrating manual-graphic skills and ability through freehand drawing or sketches, skills in relevant design-related areas, as well as familiarity using a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software package; International students - Bachelor of Architectural Design degree from University of Adelaide (or equivalent) with a GPA of 5.0 of better (out of 7.0), Applicants who have not completed a Bachelor of Architectural Design degree at the University of Adelaide (or equivalent) must submit a Curriculum Vitae and a Portfolio of their work to the School of Architecture and Built Environment

Structure:

The degree shares studios with the Master of Landscape Architecture and emphasises practical design studies as well as mainstream planning topics such as planning policy, theory and practice and planning law. The urban development process is a central area for study. This prepares students for negotiation with developers and landowners. Community consultation is also emphasised as a key skill in achieving successful outcomes in urban planning.

Subjects you can Study:

Urban design

Recognition:

The Master of Planning (Urban Design) is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Urban and Regional Planner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Full time 2 years

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Degrees for jobs of the future    

University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
  • music, teaching, languages, history, media, international studies and development, and social sciences
  • engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
  • health and medical sciences, dentistry and oral health, nursing, medicine, and psychology
  • law, business, economics, finance, architecture, innovation and entrepreneurship, and marketing
  • biology, agriculture, food science, veterinary, physics, chemistry, and nutrition. 

Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 
 
CRICOS No. 00123M

Is the information on this page correct? Request update

Request Information
Enquire about this course

Related courses
VIC
NSW
WA
QLD
SA
ACT
TAS
NZ