The Graduate Certificate in the Built Environment provides you with foundational study in the field of Urban Development and Design. In this six-month program you will take four courses to prepare you for the Master of Urban Development and Design; these include Architecture and the City, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Design and Urban Design Graphics.

*This program is suspended and the final intake will be T3 2020. From 2021, you will be able to study Urban Development and Design courses as electives in Architecture, City Planning, Construction Project Management, Landscape Architecture, and Property and Development.

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Why choose this degree?

You will choose this program as a launching pad for further study in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Urban Development and Design, especially if your undergraduate study has been in another discipline.

Who should choose this degree?

Students choose this program as a launching pad for further study in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Urban Development and Design when their undergraduate study has been in another discipline.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Work in Urban Design Consultancies
  • Doctoral Studies at a Major University
  • Work in the Development Industry
  • Work in City Agencies

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%. Applicants with a relevant Bachelor degree in the following fields may be eligible to apply directly for the 8131 Master of Urban Development and Design or the 8141 Master of Urban Development and Design (Extension) programs.

Relevant fields: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Design, Planning, Property Development, Construction, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Transport Engineering.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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