Graduate Diploma of Urban Design

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

This program is offered by the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts and delivered by The Australian Urban Design Research Centre (formerly the Urban Design Centre of Western Australia). It offers a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of urban design. Students gain some experience as individual designers and as participants in interdisciplinary groups assigned to working on the complex nature of urban issues. It also offers preliminary experience in conducting independent research.

Course Fee:

Australian: $23,900
International: $34,700

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in a field relating to urban design with a UWA weight average mark of at least 60% or equivalent; or the UWA Graduate Certificate in Urban Design or equivalent as recognised by UWA. Applicants who are not graduates of this University must submit a design folio.


The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

Subjects you can Study:

Urban design

Study Pathways:

This course articulates with the Master of Urban Design (dissertation and coursework).

Further information:


Who for:

Graduates of architecture, urban and regional planning, landscape architecture or environmental design courses

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Related Careers:

Urban and Regional Planner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info Yes Part time 2 years
Crawley No info Yes Full time 1 year
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Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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