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Urban Planning and Environment, Master

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  • 24 months
Blend studies in urban planning and built environment, and critically explore the social, economic, and political dimensions of urban futures at this Urban Planning and Environment program at RMIT University.


Undertake the only master’s degree in Victoria that prioritises sustainability as the foundation for urban planning.

Combining studies in urban planning and built environment with the social, economic, and political environment, this course 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. Benefit from practical and experiential learning, working on urban planning problems in the field, and consulting with industry.

This Urban Planning and Environment program at RMIT University is widely supported by industry; the majority of urban planners in Victoria are RMIT alumni, and employers actively seek our urban planning and environment graduates for their unique combination of environmental science and policy skills.


Start a fulfilling career doing something that really matters. You’ll shape urban environments and impact lives as an urban planner, environmental manager, or policymaker, and you will drive positive changes in resource management, and strategic and social planning.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Spatial economic analysis
  • Planning and environmental law
  • Integrated transport planning
  • Public policy development
  • Critical urban issues
  • Urban design

Detailed Programme Facts

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    It’s important you complete the enrolment details and arrive in Melbourne before your classes start.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

CRICOS provider number: 079932C

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline with a minimum of 65% average or grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0).
  • You may also be considered if you have significant work experience or professional practice.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30720 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22080 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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