Graduate degree pathway

How to become an urban planner

Standard entry

1. Undergraduate degree

First, you need to meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate degree.

2. Graduate degree

The Master of Urban Planing requires you to have completed an undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of 65% or higher and submit a personal statement of up to 500 words outlining relevant study and work experience.

Graduate Degree Packages

The University also offers guaranteed entry to high–achieving domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia based on your ATAR.   More information on Graduate Degree Packages.

Graduate Degree PackageATARCSP VTAC Course CodeInternational Fee Paying VTAC Course CodeOther selection criteria
Bachelor of Design/Master of Urban Planning96.00+38005104713800510473WAM 65%
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Urban Planning96.00+38005104813800510483WAM 65%

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.


The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Find a scholarship that's right for you