Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Urban Design

Explore the urban jungle at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This course cultivates 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 can also broaden your knowledge and enhance your career as an architect, landscape architect, city/town planner, transport planner, historic buildings conservation officer, or related roles.

This course cultivates 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 can also broaden your knowledge and enhance your career as an architect, landscape architect, city/town planner, transport planner, historic buildings conservation officer, or related roles.

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course, you may choose to progress into the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design or Master of Urban Design.
Upon successful completion of this course, you may choose to progress into the Graduate Diploma in Urban Design or Master of Urban Design.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$12,200.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Urban Design; or
(2) Significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Develop techniques of sustainable urban design suited to this 'urban century'.

DollarThis course is now subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). Find out how much you can save with a CSP place.

About the course

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Design will give you a preliminary overview of sustainable urban design and an introduction to its core principles, theories and practices. 

Graduate Certificate in Urban Design

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Approximately 46 hours per week, which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25210
CRICOS code
  • 058209D
Graduate Certificate in Urban Design
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Approximately 46 hours per week, which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 25210
CRICOS code
  • 058209D
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months full-time
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Urban Design

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

STUDY YOUR WAY

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.

Excellent facilities

At the School of Design, you’ll have access to well-equipped facilities including:

  • Studio spaces
  • Design Hub, a working space with senior student mentors available for assistance
  • Digital fabrication equipment such as plastic extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines

  • Multiple computer labs with 24-hour access

  • Printmaking studio with etching presses and spray booths

  • Multimedia production facilities

  • Cullity Gallery, where you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.

FACILITY

Design Hub

Design Hub
FACILITY
FACILITY

Cullity Gallery

Cullity Gallery
FACILITY
Urban Design

Articulated courses

This course is part of an articulated sequence with the:

Urban Design

Form connections

The UWA ALVA Student Society is affiliated with the UWA Student Guild and represents students within the School of Design. Visit them on Facebook.

The UWA FAHA Club represents the Fine Arts and History of Art student body. Visit them on Instagram.

Follow the School of Design on Facebook and Instagram.

About AUDRC

Urban Design students are located at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC), an independent, non-profit research centre and part of the School of Design. At AUDRC, innovative design strategies are tested within real-world urban conditions where the lived experience of residents is vital to the design process. Visit them at this link.

Meet the teachers

At the Australian Urban Design Research Centre, you'll be taught by highly experienced practitioners like Dr Julian Bolleter.

Julian has worked in Sydney, Dubai, Boston and London. He delivers commissioned research for state government planning departments, is a published author, and provides expert opinions on the future of Australian cities for major media outlets such as 'The Conversation' and 'Catalyst' on the ABC.

"I love that I have the freedom to dream up visions for how cities could evolve in relation to the urban challenges we face. This work is important because Australian cities, despite their high liveability rankings, face many critical problems in terms of deepening socioeconomic stratification, vulnerabilities to climate change and the destruction of biodiversity.

School of Design

The School of Design embraces studies from a unique place, imagining cities, cultures and communities in a new light. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and create.