Master of Urban Planning

    • CRICOS Code: 002524M

    Course overview

    • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students.
    • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July


    As we adapt to global changes that impact our cities, planning has never been more critical. The Master of Urban Planning addresses how we cope with challenging population and environmental issues such as climate change, inequality, community health and safety, and the emergence of global city-regions. With a focus on Australian and international policy, you'll learn how to positively influence environmental sustainability, economic resilience and social equity in cities throughout the world.

    Examine the interaction between people, the places they live and the policies that help shape economically viable, socially just, environmentally sustainable, safe and healthy communities. You will develop critical thinking skills and the ability to respond creatively to urban planning issues.  You will examine cities in an international comparative context, gaining knowledge you can apply in your career, wherever you end up.

    • Learn about the frameworks and operations of different planning systems and debates
    • Explore different perspectives on urban problems, policies, planning and practices
    • Plan in relation to critical issues such as housing, energy, health, strategy, transport, economy and disaster recovery
    • Understand the way planning decisions impact real-world situations
    • Become a sought-after practitioner and researcher of urban planning in Australia and internationally
    • Choose electives to enable you to develop your intellectual and career interests
    • Participate in an environment where theoretical and applied planning knowledge is developed
    • Engage with key contemporary planning ideals, ethics and debates, including debates surrounding the creation of equitable and sustainable human settlements
    • Access research opportunities allowing you to undertake supervised and self-directed learning.