Graduate Certificate in Urban Management (Green Cities) (1898)

This program applies to students who commenced in 2023 or later.

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Management (Green Cities) gives students the professional and scholarly education needed to take a leadership role in urban management, strategic planning and policy development for green, sustainable cities, particularly in the context of climate change. Coursework develops theoretical and practical knowledge required to plan for future cities, including: sustainable development practices and regulations; impact assessment; industry relevant GIS mapping; and the blue and green infrastructures required for greener, cooler cities. 

Study Mode

One year part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Alanna Kamp

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Part-time Internal See above


Applicants must have:

  • Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline;


  • Have a minimum of five (5) years full-time equivalent professional work experience in planning, geography, social science, environmental studies, architecture and landscape studies, urban and regional studies, public policy, health, sport or recreation and exercise science.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).  Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Students are required to complete the following four core subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
Autumn Session
ENGR 7027Spatial Tools and Mapping10
CIVL 7014Sustainable Systems10
Note: Subject CIVL 7014 Sustainable Systems may also be offered in Spring and Summer sessions
Spring Session
ARCH 7020Cool Green Cities10
ARCH 7001Developing Sustainable Places10
Total Credit Points40