Master of Urban Design

Study Area

Architecture, building, planning and design

Study Level



RMIT University



Course Detail


Melbourne City

Intake Time

February & July

Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

In the face of rapid urban change, cities need design. This degree advances the role of design in shaping the future of cities through innovative approaches to urban-based practice. 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. Urban Design is one of the key practices confronting critical issues affecting cities, such as the impacts of climate change, population growth, shifting workplaces, and transformations in industry, technology and infrastructure. This masters degree at RMIT provides you with a studio-based, multidisciplinary environment to engage these issues through project-based study. You will learn to creatively integrate expertise from related urban disciplines into design proposals, promoting alternative modesl for future city-building. This degree is designed to nurture designers who would like to advance their career and develop innovative approaches to their practice.


Average Score

at least 50%


6.5 (6.0)

Background Requirements


RMIT University

Institute Ranking

#223 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #15 in Australia

Program Ranking

#3 in Australia for Architecture, #25 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020