Master of Urban Planning and EnvironmentProgram details
Combining studies in urban planning and built environment with the social, economic and political environment, this program 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.
Students who complete accredited planning courses will be eligible for membership of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
This program is offered online and face-to face. The program is primarily taught through evening classes during the week, with some courses delivered through intensive full-day workshops. All core courses and some electives are offered online.
How you will learn
Depending on the courses you study, your learning will be shaped through:
face-to-face and online lectures
reflective learning techniques.
Assessment tasks may include:
report and project writing
online discussion and other online activities
In your final semester, you will complete a project-based capstone course in which you will bring together your knowledge and skills from all your courses.
International study tours
Study tours provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of social, urban and environmental challenges facing developing countries. Through reading, classes and site visits, you’ll learn about the history, urban geography, economy and environmental challenges the destination country is currently facing.
RMIT’s Global Experience Office (GEO) supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Specialisations and electives
Specialise through electives including:
- Spatial economic analysis
- Planning and environmental law
- Integrated transport planning
- Public policy development
- Critical urban issues - resilience
- Urban design
- Social planning
- Sustainable water management
- Global Cities
- Ecosystems and human impact
- Green cities.
You may also choose electives courses from a range of interdisciplinary studies.
- 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 check the program Pathways.
Emma Spano – Urban Planning and Environment
Emma built on her experience in the property industry so she could shape urban forms and achieve positive social outcomes.
Centre for Urban Research
The Centre for Urban Research is directly responding to the globally important need to shape cities that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.