Master of Urban Development and Design

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

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with our Master of Urban Development and Design, where innovation meets sustainability to shape the future of our urban environments.

In our program, we don’t just study cities; we reimagine them. From revitalizing neighborhoods to fostering inclusive communities, we approach urban design from multiple angles, empowering you to become a catalyst for positive change.


At UQ, urban design is not an afterthought; it’s a specialization in its own right. Our Master of Urban Development and Design offers a fresh perspective on city planning, blending theory with hands-on experience to prepare you for the complexities of modern urbanization.

Led by industry-leading academics and professionals, our program delves into project-based design studios while offering specialized tracks in Infrastructure and Resources, People and Policy, or Economics and Strategy. With a curriculum spanning architecture, engineering, economics, and leadership, you’ll emerge ready to tackle the diverse challenges of urban development.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines such as architecture or urban planning.
  • Minimum GPA of 4.5 on a 7-point scale, or 4.0 with 6 months of relevant postgraduate work experience.
  • Evidence of relevant work experience in urban design-related roles.
  • 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.
  • Urban Design: Urban Futures
  • Contemporary Urbanism Theory and Practice
  • Urban Design: Responsive Environments
  • Managing Organisational Behaviour

Annual fee:

  • International:AUD $44,960
  • Domestic:$11,099

Future Career Outcomes

Forge a path to success in the dynamic field of urban development and design. Our graduates have spearheaded groundbreaking projects worldwide, from sustainable infrastructure initiatives to community-driven urban revitalization. Equipped with a robust skill set and industry-aligned expertise, you’ll be primed to excel in a variety of roles across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Visa Requirements:

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