Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Graduates will be well positioned to pursue exciting careers both domestically and internationally in a range of expanding fields. These include urban planners, environmental research and consultancy, conservationists and policy advisers.
Employers include local and national governments, planning agencies, primary industries, environmental consultancies and non-governmental organisations.
Master of Urban Design
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
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About the course
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 2
- 3 years (BEnvDes), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
Why study this course
- You’ll be taught by experts across a range of disciplines from urban planning to natural resource management
- You’ll gain practical skills through fieldwork, data analysis and a work placement, which will advance your career in a wide range of areas
- The broad range of disciplines and transferrable skills you’ll learn will give you the tools to adapt to the variety of issues affecting industry and society, and will make you more valuable to employers
You'll learn to
- develop skills in data collection, analysis and interpretation, using data from both the human and natural environment
- apply your knowledge of policy to identify solutions that ensure sustainable usage of natural resources and urban development
- develop workplace-relevant skills including adaptability, teamwork, oral presentations and report writing
- use advanced technology such as GIS and remote sensing to explore data and present commanding data visualisations
Your degree options
Understand the histories and theories of environmental, urban, architectural and landscape design, planning and policy.
- Some units include field visits to a range of sites within Perth to observe and critique aspects of urban design practice.
- You can participate in a one week field-trip in regional Western Australia that will introduce you to aspects of landscape assessment and environmental planning practice. You can also participate in a one week residential field school where you’ll undertake consultancy type research on environmental planning topics.
- You’ll do studio work and design simulations in a range of landscape settings within Western Australia and conduct consultancy style reporting and verbal presentations on a research project.