The Graduate Diploma in City Analytics is a unique one-year program which upskills the next generation of city data, analytics and modelling professionals. You will gain the ability to harness the power of data-driven approaches to understand the inherent complexity of the city. This program will play an integral role in developing your skill set and developing the culture of data-driven, evidence-based policy and decision making across our cities.The core elements of the Graduate Diploma in City Analytics are courses in Scientific Programming, Digital Cities, GIS in Planning and Urban Data Visualisation.

*This program is suspended and the final intake will be T3 2020. From 2021 you will be able to study City Analytics as a sequence of recommended electives in the UNSW Master of City Planning, as well as electives in other Built Environment programs.

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Why choose this degree?

You will develop and expand your knowledge of city data, analytics, modelling and visualisation skills, making it possible for you to understand and influence the spatial and temporal dimensions of our cities.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone who intends to proceed into the Master of City Analytics, and those who intend to broaden and advance their knowledge in this area, chooses this program.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Spatial Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Future Transport Director
  • Urban Data Specialist
  • Smart Cities Manager

Entry requirements

The emerging field of smart cities and urban informatics is of interest and relevance to a wide range of professions and disciplines areas. Accordingly, the range of Bachelor degree subject areas considered a relevant background for admission to this program is quite broad. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in the following subject areas and who have achieved a credit average will be eligible for admission. Applicants who don't have a credit average may be considered for entry to the Graduate Certificate.

  • Built Environment subject areas
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Law/Jurisprudence
  • Social science, social and public policy

Recognition of prior learning [RPL]

Consideration of advanced standing may be granted for completed or partially completed postgraduate awards from UNSW or another institution and is in accordance with UNSW RPL Policy and Procedures. When considering the granting of advanced standing on the basis of previous postgraduate study at another institution, the program authority will take into account the quality of the institution and the quality, level and content of postgraduate courses previously undertaken.

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 and Faculties 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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