The School of Architecture and Urban Design delivers multidisciplinary, innovative, creative and applied scholarship in architecture and design-related areas.
With programs ranging from certificate through to PhD levels and backed by industry, you’ll learn from leading architects, designers and industry leaders. Globally recognised for design excellence, we develop our research through the process of designing and put designs and ideas into practice.
As a multidisciplinary design school, the School of Architecture and Urban Design understands design practice as an agent of cultural change within an increasingly complex and cosmopolitan world.
Our teaching areas
The School of Architecture and Urban Design is a multi-disciplinary design school and offers programs and courses within the following key areas:
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We can help take you and your business successfully into the future. In today's rapidly changing market, currency and design thinking are core to success.Industry training
The School of Architecture and Urban Design is widely recognised for innovative leadership and contribution to excellence in design research.
Latest news in the School of Architecture and DesignNews
RMIT strengthens global standing
RMIT has improved its position in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, with nine subject areas ranked in the top 100 – two more than last year.
Architecture and Urban Design gallery site
A window into the exciting projects and activities offered at the School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Architecture and Urban Design Workshops and Facilities
Explore workshops and facilities in RMIT’s School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Students reimagine a town into a botanical garden focusing on trees
Landscape Architecture students have exercised their critical thinking through a design studio where they were asked to reconsider what an arboretum could be.
RMIT architects excel at the Victorian Architecture Awards
The excellence and innovation of RMIT staff and graduates was recognised across key categories at this year’s Victorian Architecture Awards.
The unexpected architect: Peter Maddison
Dr Peter Maddison initially failed high school but found success after an unexpected chance to study architecture at RMIT.
Meet Jordan Lacey: designer of new urban soundscapes
Urban sound designer Dr Jordan Lacey wants to work with city sounds to enhance our urban life. But how do you creatively reshape noise to build social connections and spark imaginations?
Groundbreaking humanitarian design degree launches in Europe
A new RMIT postgraduate degree – the Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) – has been officially launched in Europe.
European symposium explores design practice research
A recent showcase of practice-based research has brought together over 120 of Europe’s leading practitioners in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, design and creative art practices.
Student designs on show at UNIQLO Emporium Melbourne
RMIT students have created unique headpieces for UNIQLO in a collaboration to help promote a new range of jeans at the global fashion brand's Emporium Melbourne store.
A car wash... in an art gallery? Brilliant!
The hottest destination this summer is the RMIT and M@ Studio Architects-designed neon pink car wash that has transformed the National Gallery of Victoria’s garden into a magical interactive space.