Master of Urban Design

RMIT University

Overview
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.

Focus on design
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.

What will future cities look like?
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.

Focus on design
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.

Multidisciplinary approach to learning
This program emerges from a legacy of urban-based design research, teaching and practice within RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design.

The program is closely connected to RMIT’s world-renowned programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Interior and Industrial Design. The program is also integrated with postgraduate coursework in the Schools of Property, Construction and Project Management (PCPM) and Urban Planning, offering a multidisciplinary laboratory for urban design research.

Based in Melbourne, we use the Australasian region as our primary territory of study. A series of international workshops at our campuses in Vietnam and Barcelona offer a global perspective and study experience, complemented by online lectorials in urban history, morphology and practice.

Please note: This program has a selection task.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 078873F
Institution Name RMIT University
Campus Location Melbourne City
Institution Type University
Course Duration Full-time 2 years
Course University RMIT University

About RMIT University

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.One of Australia’s original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.

 

RMIT is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

 

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    Located in the centre of Melbourne, with state-of-the-art teaching resources and research facilities, RMIT University is home to life-changing experiences and opportunities.RMIT University’s 2019 partnership with the Melbourne Renegades cricket team was one experience that gave students the opportunity to watch their cricket heroes live in action while enjoying life in and around Melbourne.

  • Industry Connections
    More than 50% of RMIT courses offer internships and project opportunities. Companies and institutions include BMW, Boeing, Google, KPMG, Hewlett-Packard and the United Nations.
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    Our internationally recognised qualifications prepare students for life and work. That’s why RMIT is ranked #59 in the world for graduate employment rate.

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    Based on excellent innovative research and teaching performance, RMIT is #1 in Australia for staff qualification, and 37th in the world for the international profile of the University’s academics.

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