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Course content

The Master of Urban Design (Coursework and Dissertation) is designed to broaden the interdisciplinary scope of urban design work undertaken by architects, planners, landscape architects or professionals in related fields.

Course description, features and facilities
This course 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). Students develop in-depth understanding of urban design theories and issues; techniques of urban analysis; and skills for the design and development of cities and urban places. Through their research by dissertation and/or design they design and implement a process to resolve a complex urban problem.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (48 points):

S1, S2 URBD5802 Urban Design Studio (12 points)
S1 URBD5804 Urban Design Workshop (12 points)
S2 URBD5805 Contemporary Urbanism (Twentieth and Twenty-first Century)
S1 URBD5807 The Forces that Shape Cities
S1 URBD5808 Case Studies in Urban Design
S1, S2 URBD5820 Urban Design Research Methods

Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:

S1, S2 URBD5821 Urban Design Research (full-time) (48 points)
S1, S2 URBD5822 Urban Design Research (part-time) (48 points)

Career opportunities
The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of urban design issues and prepare you for the next step in your career in urban design.






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