Urban Planning and Design - F6004

Urban Planning and Design

Professional entry master degree

Complex urban problems require planning professionals who are versatile and multifaceted: they need to be persuasive collaborators, articulate mediators and strategic organisers.

Our Master of Urban Planning and Design is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. It gives students the technical capabilities and creative capacity to address the big challenges facing our cities.

Whether you’re keen to upskill or change careers as a Monash Urban Planning and Design graduate you will be ready to work towards a sustainable and people-centered future.

The degree seeks applicants from a diverse range of disciplines: architecture and design, economics, engineering, environmental science, geography, international development, and landscape architecture.

You’ll build on what you already know to make a strong platform for the next stage in your career.

Employers now require planners who can bring fresh perspectives to solving urban problems, and readily adapt to new roles in the workplace.

This course clearly puts you ahead of the competition by training you to integrate design with traditional policy-based knowledge.

There are many directions your career might take and you can be employed in challenging positions in a range of organisations.

You may go into local government as a strategic or statutory planner working on local development proposals or resolving community disputes. You may work in state agencies that manage environmentally sensitive areas or providing transport and other infrastructure.

You may work with Australian or international firms that specialise in community planning or delivering affordable housing. Other graduates fill roles in not-for-profit organisations in underdeveloped or overdeveloped places far and wide, where you’ll confront diverse climatic and cultural issues.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Duration
  • 2 years (full time)
Start date
First semester (February)
Qualification
Master of Urban Planning and Design

You will develop the technical capabilities and the creative capacity to address the big challenges facing our cities.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit average (65%) or qualification/experience or substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 58 overall with no band lower than 50 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

All applicants who meet the academic requirement will be invited to attend an interview.

The degree is centered on four project based learning themes: compact city, ecological city, sprawling city and inclusive city. You will integrate design skills and thinking with planning knowledge in real-world learning environments and engage in lectures, workshops, seminars and field visits.

In addition, you can tailor your studies to individual interests with elective units on topics that include transport, sustainable development, economics, indigenous perspectives or international development.

You can also undertake a thesis as a springboard for a PhD.

In summary, the degree comprises four project studio units, four complementary study units, two applied professional practice units and two electives.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code F6004.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$41,000

Fee information specific to this course

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available to eligible applicants.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 093076K