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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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This program focuses on international urban and environmental management in the Asia-Pacific region and other nations of the Global South.
You'll develop critical and analytical skills to provide appropriate technological and community-based responses to urbanisation issues such as:
- infrastructure development
- informal settlements
- environmental degradation
- ecological and economic requirements
This interdisciplinary program provides an intensive professional education that will equip graduates to work on sustainable urban development.
You will be prepared to work on international projects at the regional and/or local scale, for governments of emerging nations, development organisations, aid or emergency agencies and with professional consultancies.
The program is offered on campus and online. All core courses and some electives are offered online.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time (with advanced standing)
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time (without advanced standing)
For further information about advanced standing see the Pathways section.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including:
- face-to-face and online lectures
- industry based presentations
- problem-based learning
- independent research
- reflective learning techniques.
All courses are delivered in English.
You can access online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Your skills and knowledge will be assessed through a range of assessment tasks that may include:
- report and project writing
- class presentations
- group work
- on-line discussion and other on-line activities
- case studies
- industry-based assessment
RMIT University has multiple links with associated professional bodies and the planning and environment industries, including regular collaboration with the Planning Institute of Australia (Victorian Division). Planning practitioners often participate in the program as guest lecturers.
RMIT is a world leader in research into environment and planning management and policy and supports a number of research projects and networks that maintain wider links with local and global communities. Such projects include the Peri-urban Region Research Group and the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group.
The Centre for Urban Research is a thriving interdisciplinary research centre with an emphasis on the intersecting streams of housing and homelessness, urban and regional planning, and sustainability and climate change.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
RMIT's Global Mobility Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Graduates work in Australia or overseas in sustainable urban development, in areas such as:
- Governments of emerging nations
- Non-government organisations (NGOs)
- International development agencies
- Aid or emergency agencies
- Professional consultancies.
Recent graduates have been employed by:
- United Nations
- Asian Development Bank
- World Vision
- Engineers Without Borders
- Australian Government
- Connell Wagner
- Leighton Asia.
You may also use this program to advance to PhD research.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is a recognised pathway to membership with the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (CIANZ).
Students in this program have undertaken global intensives and industry placements in countries such as China, Cri Lanka and Vietnam. Study tours allow you to explore a range of social, urban and environmental challenges facing developing countries.
Program and course information
Link with professional bodies and environment industries
RMIT is a world leader in research into urban and environmental management and supports a number of research projects and networks.