Study pathway to

Urban Planning

Part-time and accelerated study options available

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:

Step 1
Undertake an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Step 2
Choose the Master of Urban Planning at Melbourne.

Example pathway

Year 1 Undergraduate Year 2 Year 3 Year 4   Year 5 Graduate Year 6
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      
Bachelor of Commerce      
Bachelor of Design      
Bachelor of Arts Extended    
Bachelor of Science Extended    

Or any approved undergraduate degree


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.

Entry requirements
This program may have specific entry requirements such a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) that must be completed to be considered for entry.

Guaranteed 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.

Find out if you’re eligible for guaranteed entry.

Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
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.

Find out more about the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship