Urban Design & Planning

The University of Melbourne
In Melbourne (Australia)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • When:

PrerequisitesUnits 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Applicants intending to major in Civil Systems, Construction, Environmental Science, Geomatics, Environmental Engineering Systems or Property is required to undertake a bridging subject in Mathematics as breadth in first year. This is equivalent to Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods, and requires a mathematics background equivalent to Units 1 and 2 Mathematical Methods.
Available through the Bachelor of Environments

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Parkville Street, VIC 3010, Victoria, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course

Urban Design
Urban Planning
GCSE Mathematics

Course programme

The Urban Design and Planning major focuses on the interaction between planning, geography and environmental design.

Urban Design and Planning is founded on the social, environmental, political, aesthetic and economic importance of design and planning in the public realm. The major allows you to explore urban design (the shaping of urban space) and urban planning (the strategic and regulatory mediation of urban change), while also taking subjects in urban geography.

If you want to learn about the design of urban futures, this major allows you to explore two strongly related fields of environmental practice: urban design as the shaping of urban space and urban planning as the strategic and regulatory mediation of urban change.


This major can lead to further study in the Master of Urban Design or the Master of Urban Planning at Melbourne.

Urban Design graduates may work for urban design, architecture and planning practices as well as state and local government, where they are instrumental in developing and communicating strategic design frameworks and processes that deliver successful public spaces.

The Master of Urban Planning leads to professional accreditation with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Urban Planning graduates may work in government departments and agencies or for local councils in cities and regions. The private sector offers employment opportunities in urban planning and design consultancies, environmental agencies, major developers, corporations and utility companies.