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Graduate degree pathway

How to become an urban planner

      What will I study?

      3 yearsBachelor degree
      +
      2 yearsMaster of Urban Planning

      1. Choose your undergraduate degree

      At Melbourne, you can focus on your studies in urban planning from day one and complement your course with subjects from outside your discipline.

      Urban Planning through Design
      With a Bachelor of Design you can complete a major in urban planning and acquire extensive knowledge in the field. In the Urban Planning major, you will develop a broad knowledge of the history, theory, leading concepts and principles of urban planning and design. You will understand the role of planners in influencing environmental sustainability, economic resilience and social equity in cities and towns, and be able to identify the main trends and factors shaping the development of local, national, regional and global communities.

      Undergraduate DegreeMajor

      Bachelor of Design

      Urban Planning

      2. Enter the Master of Urban Planning

      Next, you will complete the Master of Urban Planning to qualify as a professionally accredited urban planner. This is a professional degree that focuses on Australian and International policy and planning and how we cope with these challenging population and environmental issues.

      Graduate Degree

      Master of Urban Planning