Master of Urban Planning/Master of Urban Design

  • CRICOS code: 105519G

Course overview

  • 3 years full time / 6 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


The Master of Urban Design combined with the Master of Urban Planning produces professionals who can simultaneously express their creativity whilst channelling their social conscience to improve our cities, towns and regions.

The program aims to provide you with:

  • an understanding of Australian and international policy and planning affecting human settlement;
  • skills to design towns and cities for contemporary challenges such as mass urbanisation, urban informality and changing climate demands;
  • the ability to adapt and respond through planning and design to the global changes impacting our cities including climate change, deepening inequality, concerns for community health and safety, and the emergence of city-regions.

By working in interdisciplinary teams that encourage interaction, collaboration and collegiate working environments, our students benefit by being taught within a faculty of over thirty full-time academics and a broad range of leading built environment practitioners who come with a depth and breadth of teaching and research performance unmatched within the Southeast-Asian and Australasian regions.

By combining the Master of Urban Planning and Master of Urban Design as a double degree, our students complete two professionally accredited graduate programs in a reduced timeframe. This gives them a true competitive advantage and broader career options. Dual accreditation also offers a distinctive signal to employers and industry and enhances our existing graduate reputation for strong leadership and strategic thinking skills, embedded in our expertise in providing a world-class built environment education influencing Melbourne and cities globally for over 150 years.

If you’re looking for networks to help with internships and job opportunities, or the funds to help you get to Melbourne, we have scholarships and bursaries to get you connected overseas and get you to Melbourne when you can. Find out what you may be eligible for.