Admission to the 8141 Urban Development and Design - Extension Program (96 UOC) is for students who have a recognised four year Bachelor degree or equivalent in an appropriate cognate discipline or the completion of the 7131 Graduate Certificate from non-cognate disciplines. Admission is also open to graduates of a recognized three year undergraduate degree in Architecture studies.
Cognate disciplines would typically include design and non-design based disciplines in the built environment, design and engineering: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, Planning, Property Development, Construction, Design, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Transport Engineering.
All applicants must have achieved a minimum of a distinction average (equivalent to a WAM of 65 or above) in their Bachelor degree. Additionally, applicants will need to submit a portfolio to support their application and an expression of interest that outlines the applicant's reasons for undertaking the urban design research project which is the capstone requirement of the four semester program.
Additional selection criteria for admission to this program:
The portfolio should include sample works from various stages of the applicant's previous degree(s) and/or work experience. Text should accompany all drawings/images to explain the projects and specify the applicant's individual contribution to any group projects and/or workplace projects.The portfolio must be in digital format.
Applicants with a planning, property development, construction or engineering degree are encouraged to use the portfolio to demonstrate their interest and capacity for contributing to the urban design studio learning experience. These applicants may choose to include visual presentations (panels or posters) or other supporting illustrated material that expresses physical and spatial concepts.
Expression of Interest:
A 500-word statement which outlines the applicant's reasons for undertaking an urban design research project, the capstone requirement of the four-semester 8141 Program.