Master of Urban Design

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

You will focus intensively on the practice of design itself, developing advanced, specialised techniques for creative and collaborative work. Projects are curated around key sites of urban change locally and globally and engage with the professional and community networks invested in their future. You will learn to creatively integrate expertise from related urban disciplines into design proposals, promoting alternative models for future city-building. This program is designed to nurture designers who would like to advance their career and develop innovative approaches to their practice.

Designed for

The program is designed to nurture designers who are engaged in innovative approaches to their practice


Year 1 - Two design studios (one per semester) face to face once per week, with some course content delivered online. You will also undertake two additional core courses and select two elective courses. Year 2 - The program is delivered through three intensive studios, delivered in semester one, semester two and spring semester. Each studio requires a one week workshop on-site located in Vietnam, Melbourne and Barcelona respectively. Studios are delivered face to face and online. Three core courses are also taken in intensive mode with face to face and online delivery.


  • Urban design

Standard entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in architectural design, landscape architecture or equivalent design-related discipline.

Study pathways

If students have an undergraduate degree in architectural design, landscape architecture or equivalent design related discipline, they will be eligible for the 2-year (204 credit points) duration of the program. If they are successful at gaining entry to the program and hold a Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, or an accepted master equivalent; or a 5-year (professional) Bachelor of Architecture undergraduate degree, students may receive up to 1-year (96 credit points) exemption from the University for courses in the program's first year.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City International: $93,840 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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