Master of Urban Planning and Environment

RMIT University

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

This program combines studies in urban planning and the built environment with the social, economic and political environment and aims to create efficient, interesting, practical, healthy and sustainable places for people to exist. Students will build specialised knowledge and skills in critical analysis and draw from diverse sources to engage in professionally relevant projects, conduct research and promote effective policy outcomes. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in urban planning and environmental policy and management. Graduates work as professional urban planners, environmental managers and policy makers in areas such as resource management, strategic, statutory and social planning within the private sector and local and state government.


192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points). 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.


  • Environmental policy and management
  • Urban planning

Standard entry requirements

Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum GPA 2.5 (out of 4.0), or Significant work experience or professional practice.


Students that complete accredited planning courses will be eligible for membership of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). Successful completing of courses with an Environmental focus in the program is a recognised means of entry to the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ).

Study pathways

Students who successfully completed one of the following qualifications majoring in urban and regional planning or environmental studies will be eligible for exemptions. Students also use this program as the first step in advancing to PhD research.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City Domestic: $42,240
International: $42,240
No information available No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus

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