Urban and regional planning is more than just creating physical environments; it’s a way of sustainably changing and shaping the world. In this degree, you will focus on sustainability and its place in urban planning policy, equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a career as a policy and planning leader.
Not only will your studies cover urban planning in Melbourne and its regional surrounds, you will also be introduced to planning practices across the world. You are encouraged to complement this knowledge with a semester abroad at one of RMIT’s sister universities, and get to know urban and regional planning in a global context.
This degree emphasises the benefits of practical learning. By participating in industry-relevant, real-life projects, you will be introduced to leading practitioners in the field, learn best practice methodologies, and graduate job-ready - with industry connections, and a degree that is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
Professionally, planners collate, analyse and present information that will help shape strategies and plans for the future. This degree will help you to effectively communicate with stakeholders in a way that will help to create successful, socially-responsible planning outcomes.
If you are passionate about urban design, geography and history, environmental studies, or politics and economics, this degree will pique your interest. You will learn to understand and critically engage with the many factors and processes that shape the way we live, work, play and commute. In this degree you will be encouraged to think creatively about what role planning can play in creating equitable and livable cities and regions.