Postgraduate study in Urban Design

What can you study in Urban Design?

Through a series of case studies and individual research projects, you will investigate key themes in the design and analysis of the built environment:

  • Design proposals for whole urban areas and neighbourhoods
  • Contemporary urban design theory
  • Urban analysis
  • Local and international practices
  • Pacific urbanism
  • Urban development processes

Course delivery

Lecture-based courses in Urban Design are delivered in hybrid mode. This means they are taught both in-person and online and can be completed by people living outside Auckland:

  • URBDES 702
  • URBDES 705
  • URBPLAN 707
  • URBPLAN 712

Urban Design studio courses are on campus only:

  • URBDES 710
  • URBDES 720

Explore the courses you can take in Urban Design:

Postgraduate courses


Discover the wide range of scholarships and awards available to support you in your postgraduate and doctoral studies.

Help and advice

Enrolment support

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on planning your degree and enrolling in your courses. Contact the Student Hubs.

If you would like to find out more about studying Urban Design, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser:

Adviser for Master of Urban Design

Dr. I-Ting Chuang

Adviser for Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design, Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Urban Design, PhD in Urban Design

Dr Lee Beattie