Master of Urban Design

University of Auckland

Program Description

Master of Urban Design

University of Auckland

Master of Urban Design

If your background is in architecture, urban planning or landscape architecture, the Master of Urban Design offers you the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge, techniques and skills for the analysis and design of urban environments.

Career prospects

The Master of Urban Design programme will ensure you are well equipped to pursue a career as an urban designer or as a leader and manager of urban design processes, in both public and private contexts.

Degree structure

The Master of Urban Design is a one-year, full-time taught masters programme.

A major component of the programme is studio-based project work, responding to actual urban design issues and contexts in cities such as Auckland.

Through taught courses, you will study urban design theory, principles and practices, sustainable development futures, the role of physical and social infrastructure in cities, and the economic context of urban investment and development.

The programme also offers opportunities for research and (when offered), international study tours.

Academic requirements

To gain entry into the Master of Urban Design, you must have completed a Bachelor of Architecture or Planning, or a four-year degree in Landscape Architecture, or a Master of Planning Practice or Architecture (Professional), or the equivalent of any of the above, in a recognised institution.

You will be required to submit a portfolio of work that provides evidence of an appropriate level of skill in design and urban analysis, a resume of professional work, and a statement on why you wish to study urban design.

In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelors degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects

English requirements

The Master of Urban Design is taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently.

To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve:

  • Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0
  • or
  • TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5)
  • or
  • TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 2, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
1 - 1 year
Full time
37,025 NZD
Start date Feb. 2017
New Zealand Auckland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 1 year
Price 37,025 NZD
per year