Master of Urban Design

RMIT University

Program Description

Master of Urban Design

RMIT University

Master of Urban Design

The new Urban Design program at RMIT emerges from a long legacy of urban-based design research, teaching and practice within the School of Architecture and Design. The program is closely connected to our world renowned programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Interior and Industrial Design. The program is also integrated with postgraduate coursework in the Schools of Property, Construction and Project Management and Urban Planning, offering a multidisciplinary laboratory for urban design research.

Based in Melbourne, we use the Australasian region as our primary territory of study. A series of international workshops at our campuses in Vietnam and Barcelona offer a global perspective and study experience, complemented by online lectorials in urban history, morphology and practice.

Program structure

Global intensive design studios are offered from Melbourne, Barcelona and Vietnam.

Year 1

Weekly design studios are delivered in the evening, 1 night per week, with some course content delivered online.

Year 2

The program is delivered through 3 intensive studios, each with a 1-week workshop on-site in Melbourne, Vietnam and Barcelona. Complementary lecture and online content is included.

Please note: Master of Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture (or equivalent) are eligible for advanced level entry into Year 2 of the program, completing the Master of Urban Design in 1 year full-time (or 2 years part-time).

Program entry requirements

Successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree in architectural design, landscape architecture or an equivalent design-related discipline.

Selection tasks

Folio: A package of images, drawings, sketches, paintings, models (only photographs of models accepted), photographs, computer work, etc. of your personal and/or professional creative work and design projects. The folio should demonstrate your interests and creative thinking as well as your conceptual, design, problem solving and technical skills. You should include evidence of how ideas were developed as well as finished works. Please submit printed material only (No CDs); no larger than A3. Please note that submitted folios will not be returned).

  • Statement: 1 page statement outlining your reasons for applying.
  • Curriculum vitae: Including your personal details, academic achievements and professional experience (any work experience you are currently undertaking).
  • Academic Transcript: A transcript of your academic results from previous or current studies.

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete 1 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).
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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