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Urban and regional planning is more than just creating physical environments – it’s a way of sustainably changing and shaping the world.
Learn to understand the influences that affect the way we live, work, play and commute, and consider the many factors involved in creating sustainable and liveable cities and regions.
This program is suitable for anyone with a passion for geography, urban design, history, economics, politics or environmental studies.
While this program focuses on Melbourne and its surrounds, you will be introduced to planning practices across the world. You will be involved in many real-life projects with leading practitioners.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Re-imagine the city and explore the concept of a liveable city through lectures, research, international study tours, field excursions and project experiences.
Planners collate, evaluate and present decision-makers and the community with technical and scientific information in a format that is easy to understand. This program will teach you to understand the factors involved in skilfully communicating with stakeholders and creating successful, socially responsible planning outcomes.
Many guest lecturers in this program are planning practitioners.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
In your final year, you will undertake a 30- to 60-day work placement.
Placements include working in strategic, statutory and social planning in local or state governments or the private sector. Placements can lead to full-time work after graduation.
This program pioneered formal work placements in the industry. Many employers now actively seek out RMIT planning students to fill their work placement vacancies.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
As cities continue to grow, so does the need for more planners.
Urban and regional planning graduates readily secure jobs and have ample opportunity for early career promotions. 81 per cent of graduates find full-time employment within the field (source: McCrindle Research). Many start in local government or find work with private sector planning consultancies and property developers.
Graduates can also build careers in areas such as urban design, community health and welfare, and housing and transport planning. Many RMIT graduates also work overseas.
- urban planner
- statutory planner
- town planner
- social planner
- environmental planner
- subdivisions planner
- civil urban planner
- urban designer
- transport planner
- environmental manager
- strategic planner
Professional recognition and accreditation
The RMIT urban and regional planning program is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). You will be eligible for student membership.
The PIA has mutual recognition of membership status with the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) and the Canadian Institute of Planners/Institut Canadien des Urbanistes (CIP)
You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world projects in international contexts. Our students have been leading participants in project teams working with partner organisations in countries such as Vietnam and Nepal (more about the Nepal study tour), and in parts of Latin America.
In second year you have the opportunity to study a semester overseas in countries with progressive planning systems, such as Canada, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden.
RMIT’s Global Experience Office (GEO) supports students to undertake exchange or short-term mobility activities with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Shape our world
Help create liveable and sustainable cities and regions. Understand the influences that affect the way we live, work, play and commute.