Master of Urban Planning

  • CRICOS code: 002524M

Where will this take me?



The Master of Urban Planning is recognised by:

  • Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

Career Outcomes

Many Master of Urban Planning graduates 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 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 firms our graduates work for are:

  • Department of Environment
  • Land
  • Water & Planning
  • City of Melbourne
  • Urbis
  • Victorian Planning Authority
  • Tract Consultants
  • Moreland City Council
  • Darebin City Council
  • SGS Economics and Planning
  • Wyndham City Council
  • Ethos Urban
  • City of Casey
  • City of Boroondara
  • GHD Woodhead
  • Yarra City Council
  • Moonee Valley City Council
  • Parks Victoria
  • Hansen Partnership

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

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.

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.