Built Environment

Graduate Certificate in the Built Environment

Prog. Code: 
7131
Duration: 
0.7 years full-time
Entry*

Suspended

Delivery Options

Full-time, Part-time

Commonwealth Supported Places

No

Professional Recognition

No

Pathway to the Master of Urban Development and Design

The Graduate Certificate Program offers foundational study in the field of Urban Development and Design for non-cognate disciplines and is a pathway to the Master of Urban Development and Design.

Upon completion of the graduate certificate in the built environment program you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate collaborative teamwork capability
  2. Act with environmental responsibility
  3. Be an effective communicator
  4. Demonstrate cultural awareness and be capable of respecting diversity and acting in a socially responsible way
  5. Attain lifelong learning capability
  6. Appreciate the discipline of Urban Design in its environmental, cultural, historical and interdisciplinary context
  7. Be capable of independent design enquiry, rigorous analysis, critique and reflection
  8. Demonstrate Digital literacy capacity

*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.

Key Information

Program details

The Graduate Certificate in the Built Environment is a 0.7-year program consisting of 4 courses (24 Units Of Credit/UOC).

The program includes:

•    4 Core Courses

Key Areas of Study

Architecture and the City 
Urban and Regional Planning 
Urban Design 
Urban Design Graphics 

Progression Pathway

The Graduate Certificate in the Built Environment is a preparatory program for the Master of Urban Development and Design and the Master of Urban Development and Design (Extension), as such it is not articulated and credit is not transferable.

For course listing, descriptions and timetables please see the UNSW Online Handbook. 

Students can only commence this program in Semester 1 each year. There is no option to commence this program in Semester 2.

Career opportunities

The graduate certificate is your pathway to the graduate diploma, master and master extension qualifications, leading you to the following career opportunities:

  • work in urban design consultancies
  • work in city agencies
  • work in the development industry
  • head your own professional practice in urban design.
  • proceed to doctoral studies at a major international university and a career in academia.

     

    Related Degrees

    Master of Urban Development and Design
    Master of Urban Development and Design (Extension)

    Why UNSW Built Environment
    • UNSW ranks 25th in the world and 4th in Australia in Architecture/Built Environment (QS World Rankings 2019)
    • UNSW Sydney ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019)

    • In the 2015 Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) UNSW was rated as the equal-top university nationally in Built Environment and Design. Its rating in Urban Planning research was also the joint highest in Australia.

    • Be connected to a global network

    • Pathway to the Master of Urban Development and Design

    • Work on global urban design issues

    • Engage with urban development and design in Sydney

    • Multidisciplinary learning

    Student work
    Entry requirements

    To be eligible for this program you must have:

    • A 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.
    Pathways

    Students who satisfactorily complete this program with a credit average (65 WAM), will satisfy admission requirements for both 8131 Master of Urban Development and Design and 8141 Master of Urban Development and Design (Extension).

    However as the Graduate Certificate in Built Environment 7131 is a preparatory program for both 8131 Master of Urban Development and Design and 8141 Master of Urban Development and Design (Extension), no credit is transferable if students proceed on to either one of these programs.

     

    How to apply

    All domestic and international students can apply for postgraduate coursework online:

    • Apply online (International students must pay an application fee of $125.)

    Application deadlines:

    • Term 1 (February) - apply by 30 November*
    • Term 3 (September) - apply by 31 July

    Late applications may be accepted after the closing dates subject to the availability of places.

    If you gain entry into a program at UNSW, you can then be assessed for transfer credit for courses (subjects) studied in your previous degree. 

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