Graduate Certificate in Urban Development

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Immerse yourself in the transformative realm of urban development with our Graduate Certificate in Urban Development and Design. Step into the forefront of reshaping our urban landscapes, where the fusion of creativity and innovation meets the pressing challenges of sustainability and resilience.

Delve into a multidimensional exploration of city design, navigating through contemporary trends and envisioning future possibilities. From sustainable infrastructure to community-centric spaces, our program transcends conventional problem-solving, fostering a culture of visionary thinking and strategic urban planning.


As the global population gravitates towards urban centers, the demand for skilled urban designers intensifies. Our Graduate Certificate in Urban Development and Design at UQ responds to this demand by cultivating a new breed of designers equipped to tackle the complexities of modern urbanization.

Distinguish yourself in this evolving field, where urban design is not merely an accessory but a discipline in its own right. Led by esteemed academics and industry experts, our program offers a comprehensive curriculum drawing from diverse disciplines including architecture, engineering, economics, and policy.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines such as architecture, design, or urban planning.
  • Minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in previous qualifications.
  • International students can commence full-time study in Semester 2 only, while domestic students have the flexibility of part-time study options.
  • English language proficiency: IELTS overall 6.5; TOEFL iBT 87; PTE Academic 64; BE grade of 4 with a minimum grade of C in all macro skills; CES overall 176.
  • 2 units for all GCUrbDevDes Core Courses, and
  • 2 units from GCUrbDevDes Business Leadership in Service Innovation Courses, and
  • 4 units from GCUrbDevDes Design Courses

Annual fee:

  • International:AUD $22,480
  • Domestic:$5,395

Future Career Outcomes

Embark on a career trajectory shaped by innovation and impact. Our alumni have gone on to spearhead transformative projects, from revitalizing urban neighborhoods to implementing sustainable infrastructure solutions. With a strong emphasis on practical skills and industry relevance, our program equips graduates to thrive in dynamic roles across public and private sectors.

Visa Requirements:

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