Urban planning’s terrain is the built environment and the public interest. Urban planners are concerned with the interaction between people, the places they live in and the policies and plans that shape sustainable cities and liveable communities. Urban planners work to positively influence environmental sustainability, economic innovation and social equity in urban centres.
To become an urban planner:
Undertake an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Choose the Master of Urban Planning at Melbourne.
|Year 1 Undergraduate||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4 Graduate||Year 5|
|Bachelor of Agriculture||Master of Urban Planning|
|Bachelor of Arts|
|Bachelor of Biomedicine|
|Bachelor of Fine Arts|
|Bachelor of Music|
|Bachelor of Oral Health|
|Bachelor of Science|
|Chancellor's Scholars Program|
|Bachelor of Commerce|
|Bachelor of Design|
About the Master of Urban Planning
The Master of Urban Planning will prepare you to address urban issues, both locally and internationally, and encourage you to explore different perspectives on urban problems, policies, planning and practices.
Streams are available in International Development Planning, Urban Development and Planning, and Social and Community Planning.
This program may have specific entry requirements such a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) that must be completed to be considered for entry.
The University offers guaranteed entry into selected graduate degrees to domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia. Eligible students must enrol in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree immediately following year 12, or be granted a deferral by the University. These guarantees are usually based on your ATAR/notional ATAR.
Chancellor’s Scholars Program
Chancellor’s Scholars at Melbourne are guaranteed a place in the graduate program of their choice, and participate in a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.