RMIT University

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

Join the ranks of successful urban planners when you undertake the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning – the only degree of its kind in Victoria. 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.


384 credit points

Standard entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification).


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)

Study pathways

Graduates of the following RMIT programs are eligible for exemptions (subject to certain criteria): Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs, Diploma of Community Services (Case Management), Advanced Diploma of Interpreting, Advanced Diploma of Translating, Diploma of Youth Work, Diploma of Financial Counselling.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City Domestic: $115,200
International: $130,560
  • ATAR: 72.20
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include urban planner, statutory planner, town planner, social planner, environmental planner, subdivisions planner, civil urban planner, urban designer, transport planner, environmental manager, strategic planner, heritage planner, policy maker and advisor.

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