Master of Urban Planning/Master of Urban Design

  • CRICOS code: 105519G


The Master of Urban Planning allows you to develop expertise in an area of specialisation to prepare yourself for a focused career. As well as core courses, electives and a research thesis, you will complete four courses in one of the following areas:

  • International Development and Planning
  • Transport
  • Social Planning
  • Environment
  • Property
  • Bushfire Planning
  • Analytic Methods

Combining this with a Master of Urban Design will allow students to put theory into practice via our suite of studios. Professional and community involvement play an integral role in our studio experiences and the studio projects are approached to develop your practical and creative skills to apply on real-life urban design problems. The collaborative nature of studio classes mirrors the way of working within industry.

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Claudia Lombard

“Urban Planning is so broad! There are so many avenues to take within it and it’s perfect for anyone who is interested in lots of different things at the same time, as there are always opportunities for projects that meld together different disciplines.
I greatly enjoyed the Inclusive Cities subject, as it provided a thorough exploration into social planning and the different dimensions of equity within the city. It also included lots of great workshops and guest lectures from professionals with amazing social planning experience. Planning Law and Statutory Planning was incredibly useful as it thoroughly covered the foundations of the Victorian planning system and prepared me well for my first industry job.” Claudia Lombard. Master of Urban Planning student.

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3-year program

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