Master of Urban Planning/Master of Urban Design

  • CRICOS code: 105519G

Where will this take me?



The Master of Urban Planning is recognised by:

  • Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

The Master of Urban Design is recognised by:

  • Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

Completing an accredited degree means you enter the workforce with a stamp of quality on your CV. In a competitive market, an accredited degree is an assurance of excellence to employers and an advantage for you. It also means we continually strive to improve the standard of the degree to retain accreditation, ensuring you receive the most relevant and innovative educational experience.

Career outcomes

Many graduates with urban planning and design qualifications enter the public sector and work in government departments and agencies, or for local councils and regions.

The private and public sectors in Australia and internationally employ our graduates in an increasing range of areas, including urban planning and design, environmental and transport planning consultancy, property development, and housing and community advocacy. There are also opportunities in tertiary education and research.

Urban design skills are in great demand throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region and your expertise in the design of urban public spaces and strategic planning will provide the opportunity to work locally and globally.

Urban planners work with teams of related professionals such as architects, landscape architects, engineers, environmental scientists, economists, property valuers, real estate developers, lawyers and sociologists.

Some of the organisations our graduates work for are:

  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Darebin City Council
  • David Lock Associates
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • FJMT Architects
  • GHD Woodhead
  • Hansen Partnership
  • Moreland City Council
  • Toronto City Planning
  • Tract Consultants
  • UN-Habitat
  • Urbis
  • Yarra City Council
  • Parks Victoria
  • Victorian Planning Authority

Our graduates work as:

  • Senior Planner
  • Project Officer
  • Town Planner Urban and Regional Planner
  • Strategic Planner
  • Statutory Planner
  • Transport Planner
  • Planning Policy Advisor
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Precinct Planner
  • Policy Officer
  • Urban Planning and Design Consultant
  • Urban Designer
  • Urban Analytics & Visualisation Manager
  • Strategic Planner
  • Urban and Interior Designer
  • Senior Design Advisor
  • Design Manager

Supporting your next step in your career:

If you’ve completed your undergraduate studies at an Australian university, you’ll be automatically considered for a Melbourne Graduate Scholarship to support you starting the next chapter in your career.  There’s no need to apply, because we’ll assess your application and you could be eligible for A$5,000.

If you’re an international student, whether you're a new or current student, you could be eligible for a merit-based scholarships of A$10,000 or more, wherever you are in the world. Learn more about undergraduate study options or graduate study options.