Designed for both students and practitioners, the course treats the city as a complex, dynamic system. The course is closely linked to the Urban Design Studies Unit research agenda. Everything taught in classes and the studio is based on our excellent research record and helps advance it.
Compulsory classes: Studio, Urban Design History, Development Process, Urban Theory, Sustainability, Urban Landscape Design, Dissertation. Elective classes: Urban Design Representation, Legislation and Regulations, Project Management
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Architects Registration Board
Normally a first or second-class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a discipline related to the built environment and the city (eg architecture, planning, engineering, and other built environment disciplines). Candidates with alternative professional experience may also be considered. The course is open to students with various backgrounds related to the built and natural environment. If you come from design-based disciplines (ie. Architecture, landscape architecture), please submit a portfolio of design work, to illustrate the range of scales and variety of projects you've been involved in, as well as your graphic skills. If you come from a non-design based discipline, please explain in your Statement of Purpose where your interest in urbanism comes from, and try and give us an overview of your knowledge in the area. We would be delighted to review a portfolio, if you have one, of any work you might have collected relevant to the subject of the course.
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