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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Urban Planning and Environment

  • Masters (Coursework)

Make an impact. Create sustainable, liveable and equitable urban places.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MC221, 079932C
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$24,000 per year / $48,000 total
International Fees
$32,640 per year / $65,280 total

About this course

Undertake the only master's degree in Victoria that prioritises sustainability as the foundation for urban planning.

Combining studies in urban planning and built environment with the social, economic, and political environment, this course equips you to shape efficient, practical, healthy, and sustainable cities.

Develop skills in critical analysis and draw from diverse sources to engage in professionally-relevant projects, conduct research, and promote effective policy outcomes. Benefit from practical and experiential learning, working on urban planning problems in the field, and consulting with industry.

This course is widely supported by industry; the majority of urban planners in Victoria are RMIT alumni, and employers actively seek our urban planning and environment graduates for their unique combination of environmental science and policy skills.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for membership of the Planning Institute of Australia.

This course is offered online and face-to face. It is primarily taught through evening classes during the week, with some topics delivered through intensive full-day workshops. All core topics and some electives are also offered online in case students aren't able to study face-to-face.

Entry requirements

You must have:

  • successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0)


  • undertaken significant work experience or professional practice

To have your professional experience considered you must submit with your application a CV and a personal statement detailing your experience.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

Start a fulfilling career doing something that really matters. You'll shape urban environments and impact lives as an urban planner, environmental manager, or policymaker, and you will drive positive changes in resource management, and strategic and social planning.

Upon graduation, you might find work in:

  • strategic and statutory planning
  • environmental and social planning
  • state government planning and policy agencies
  • infrastructure providers
  • environmental and natural resource agencies
  • Commonwealth environmental and infrastructure agencies
  • international and local consulting firms
  • local government
  • conservation, environmental and community sectors
  • business and industry.

This is a career-oriented course, with some students who are already working in the field. Planning practitioners often participate in the program as guest lecturers.

There will be opportunities to develop professionally through shared knowledge and networks, and you can find related employment after, or even before, graduating.