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Master of Urban Design

Course Overview

The programme is designed to provide practice-oriented education to enable students to pursue careers as an Urban Designer. Urban Designers are trained to operate in such built environment sectors as housing, transport, non-motorised transport networks and facilities, public and open spaces, retail precincts and recreational facilities. This they do on a metropolitan, regional, local or district scale, providing spatial frameworks, structure plans, and site layouts. Urban Designers can furthermore influence policies and guidelines for urban and regional development, informing urban growth. Urban Design therefore has the significant role of unifying the built environment, providing a framework for future development or structure within existing urban environments.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must be holders of either a Bachelor Honours degree in Architecture, Town and Regional Planning, Regional and Rural Development or Landscape Architecture, or an equivalent 4-year qualification with a studio-based and supervised research component at NQF level 8 (worth 480 NQF credits) from a recognised institution. Applicants must also provide evidence of a minimum of two years practical experience as candidate professionals after completing postgraduate studies. Candidates with a 4-year qualification and strong design education may be exempted from this requirement.

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