Master of Urban Planning and Environment

RMIT University

Program Description

Master of Urban Planning and Environment

RMIT University

Master of Urban Planning and Environment

This program combines studies in urban planning and the built environment with the social, economic and political environment and aims to create efficient, interesting, practical, healthy and sustainable places for people to exist.

You’ll build specialised knowledge and skills in critical analysis and draw from diverse sources to engage in professionally relevant projects, conduct research and promote effective policy outcomes.

The program is offered on campus and online. All core courses and some electives are offered online.

You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in urban planning and environmental policy and management.

Graduates work as professional urban planners, environmental managers and policy makers in areas such as resource management, strategic, statutory and social planning within the private sector and local and state government.

Students that complete accredited planning courses will be eligible for membership of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

A Graduate Diploma exit point is available.

The program offers 2 specialist streams:

  • urban planning
  • environmental studies.

You can specialise in a single stream or select studies from a combination of streams.

Program structure


The Master consists of 192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points).

This program is offered online and face-to face. The program is primarily taught through evening classes during the week, with some courses delivered through intensive full-day workshops. All core courses and some electives are offered online.

This program offers 2 specialist streams:

  • urban planning
  • environmental policy and management.

Program entry requirements


An Australian undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Applicants with significant work experience may also be considered.


English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).


Last updated January 6, 2016
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