Graduate Certificate in Advanced City Policy and Practice

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This program provides students with an opportunity to choose four courses from four related postgraduate Master's degrees in the Faculty of Built Environment: Master of Urban Policy and Strategy, Master of Urban Renewal and Housing, and Master of Sustainable Built Environment. Two courses from the Master of City Analytics are also available.


To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Advanced City Policy and Practice students will be required to complete a program of study totalling 24 UOC.


  • MUPS0001 Drivers of Urban change MUPS0003 Decision making and Governance MUPS0005 Strategic Planning and Impact Assessment Tools PLAN7157 Engaging Communities BENV7504 Digital Cities BENV7728 GIS and Urban Informatics BENV7811 Urban Renewal PLAN7156 Housing Policy and Finance PLAN7321 Implementing Urban Regeneration Projects PLAN7320 Housing Management and markets SUSD0016 Sustainable Infrastructure SUSD0003 Energy and the Built Environment SUSD0002 Building Ecology and Lifecycle thinking

Standard entry requirements

It is anticipated that the program will attract interest from students from a range of different undergraduate backgrounds including, but not limited to Economics, Geography and Social Policy, Political Science and Engineering. An undergraduate degree with at least a credit average in a relevant discipline is required. A relevant degree would encompass studies in a built environment discipline as well as subjects in social science, social policy, business and law. Students enrolling in this program will be working full time or will have worked full time since graduating including work in an urban, regional or related professional role. Both local and international students are eligible to apply. All students completing the Graduate Certificate will have the opportunity to take their Graduate Certificate credits and continue their studies towards a diploma or a full Masters in any one of the contributing Masters subject to meeting any specific entry requirements of that program. Students may be able to secure professional development credits from their Professional Institutes, depending on the course, and accumulate four units that together will give them a Graduate Certificate. The Faculty is negotiating with the various Professional Institutes to secure their agreement to grant PD credits to each course.

Study pathways

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced City Policy and Practice students with a credit average or above may apply for entry into the Graduate Diploma or Master's program with full credit for courses completed in earlier programs in the sequence provided the earlier awards are not conferred.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Kensington International: $18,000 No No information available

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