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Field of Study

Infrastructure and Resources

Master of Urban Development and Design

In this field of study, you’ll explore how traveller behaviour affects city design and develop the skills to implement sound environmental management practices in urban developments to make our cities more efficient and sustainable. 

With a focus on transport systems and the sustainable use of resources – particularly water management – this field of study concludes with an advanced course in climate change.


Top 5 in Australia for architecture

ERA Outcomes 2018

Mid-career salary

Urban Designer


Late-career salary

Urban Designer


How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Peer-assisted study sessions
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Climate Change and Environmental Management
  • Sustainable Built Environment
  • Sustainable Transport Engineering - Planning and Design
  • Travel Behaviour and Transport Modelling

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