The Master of Urban Design at UTS Online prepares professionals for a sustainable future

SYDNEY, May 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Sydney, New South Wales –

Australia’s population has grown tremendously in the past few years, with forecasts pointing to 1.8% annually. This translates to approximately 29.3 million people by 2027[1]. With this population growth in mind, many governments are focusing on developing neighborhoods and, more broadly, cities that put urban design at the forefront of their efforts.

For the first time in Australia, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) last year launched a local website Master in Urban Design Degree. The UTS Online Master of Urban Design is for professionals who wish to develop their practical design capabilities to shape the living experience within sustainable urban environments.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and work in roles such as junior architect, environmental scientist and city planner. Almost every professional can see that the future is about sustainable urban design, and our course prepares students for that,” a UTS Online representative said.

It goes without saying that sustainable urban design can relieve stress on the environment or at least reduce its impact. In the UTS online course, students enroll in subjects in which they gain a thorough understanding of environmental, legislative, economic, and sustainability perspectives in urban design and development.

“We need to change the way we approach the design of the built environment if we are to tackle the climate crisis,” said Professor Heather MacDonald, academic in planning and deputy dean in the School of Design, Architecture and Construction at UTS.

“Urban designers who understand how natural and built systems affect each other, and who can articulate evidence supporting their design proposals, will be the most effective advocates for the kind of change that cities need now.”

UTS Online offers a fully online Master’s degree in Urban Design with part-time study, allowing students to continue working full-time while developing practical design capabilities. Through industry-informed content and studio-based projects, students will learn how to apply creative solutions that enhance the live experience in any urban environment.

Learn more about the UTS Online Master of Urban Design here:


About UTS Online:

UTS is currently ranked among the best young universities in Australia. It ranks 11th in the world. Its courses are designed to ensure that students receive the best possible education. All online MA Urban Design programs and other courses are offered via an interactive and innovative platform for students who can learn on their own time. However, all students receive the necessary support to ensure that the required skills are developed by the end of the course.


For more information on UTS Online, contact the company here:

UTS Online
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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