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Master of Urban Design

  • Masters (Coursework)

Urban design focuses on the design of the spaces between the buildings that make up our town and cities. The MUrbDes will equip you with the knowledge and skills to analyse and design urban environments.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Feb
Domestic Fees
$10,534 per year

About this course

Urban design focuses on the design of the spaces between the buildings that make up our town and cities. The MUrbDes 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.

Study locations

City

Course structure

The MUrbDes is a studio-based taught masters programme, where your project work will be informed by theory, research and the practices of built environment professionals from New Zealand and around the world. Courses cover urban history and analysis, economic development, Pacific urbanism, asset management and property development, and how cities are emerging in the developing world. You will apply this knowledge in real-world urban contexts and also pursue research into critical and contemporary urban issues through studio projects. Core courses: 45 points Urban Design studio projects: 60 points Elective course: 15 points