About Program

Cities are growing faster than ever, with over fifty per cent of the world’s population now living in one.
Gain the skills and knowledge required to respond to this challenge of mass urbanisation with our Master of Architecture and Urban Design.

You’ll learn how to design for healthy city futures by embracing creative and speculative design thinking, alongside engaging with people, data and advanced technologies. Studying units including research, modelling, theory, and professional practice, you’ll be equipped with the much-needed skills to work at a range of scales as a design professional. Graduates may pursue careers working in urban design, architecture and landscape architecture.

Course description

The Master of Architecture and Urban Design builds upon the expanding area of study involving the design and management of urban form and the public realm alongside architecture’s role in contributing to the urban experience. The Master of Architecture and Urban Design focuses on designing for healthy city futures by embracing creative and speculative design thinking; cross-disciplinarity; alongside engagement with people, data and advanced technologies.

Aims and objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to apply specialised knowledge in Architecture and Urban Design to demonstrate discipline specific knowledge, skills and attributes. Specifically, graduates will be able to:

- critically reflect on and apply knowledge of contemporary urban design theory and practice demonstrating comprehension of international and local planning theory and history, planning law and statutory planning, urban economics, sustainability, land use and urban design, and strategic planning
- apply analytical design research methods with an understanding of sourcing credible, relevant data to investigate, - analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and apply these to the broader social, economic and environmental urban processes
- apply creative spatial thinking and innovation approaches in a range of settings and scales while critically presenting design ideas and research results to explain, interpret and evaluate the impact of a specific complex architecture and urban design solution
- communicate clearly and concisely using a range of media to present, explain, document and interpret design propositions, methodologies, conclusions, professional decisions and urban analysis to diverse audiences
- apply technical design modelling, construction knowledge, fabrication and planning skills to research, analyse, design, and evaluate plans, policies, strategies and guidelines, land uses allocations, resources and manage implementation processes
- apply a high standard of professional ethics and managerial knowledge in a variety of environments, meeting conduct and ethical behavior standards relevant to a variety of circumstances
- undertake independent scholarship demonstrating the capacity to plan and execute a research-based urban design project and properly use a vocabulary of urban design paradigms and case studies to contextualise their proposition.

Syarat Pendaftaran

  • English Language Proficiency
    • TOEFL : 79 (with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20)
    • IELTS : 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
    • PTE Academic : 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)


Common documents
Academic Transcript
Degree Certificates
Required for final assessment of the Institution
English Proficiency Certificate

Jenjang Pendidikan

Master Degree (S2)


Design and Architecture

Masa Studi

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Biaya Pendidikan

AUD 39,120/tahun

Intake Batas pendaftaran
Jul -
Feb -
Universitas123 - Akademik


At Swinburne, students are at the centre of everything we do. For over 100 years we have been committed to high-quality teaching, opportunities to engage with industry leaders and our courses are designed with your future in mind.

More than a century later, we continue to persevere in our commitment to not only provide, but also transform education through strong industry engagement, social inclusion, a desire to innovate and, above all, a determination to create positive change.

Sydney, Australia is home to the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and numerous angelic beaches. It is the perfect destination to study, work and enjoy life.

Swinburne Sydney, is located in Parramatta - a beautiful, green, satellite city in Sydney. There are more than 18 parks surrounding us - covering more than 23 per cent of the total area. And if that's not enough, there's a vibrant arts and culture scene, which includes the annual Sydney Festival, Winterlight, and Parramasala.

We are based in one of Australia's first suburbs home, which boasts the sixth largest central business district in Australia.

You’ll also love the local coffee, food, markets and shopping!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Swinburne family.


- Real-world industry connections and experiences

- Constantly creative always innovative

- Connecting people and technology for a better world

- Industry-class facilities enhancing research and learning

Biaya studi per tahun mulai dari

AUD 10,200





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