Now, more than ever, we need professional urban and environmental planners, policymakers and applied development practitioners to help shape urban and regional growth in a more sustainable, equitable and socially inclusive manner.

As a graduate of the program you will be able to implement skills learned to evaluate environmental policies and management strategies at local and global levels. Check out some of the great work being done by RMIT environmental graduates.

Programs

Study Program

Bachelor of Environment and Society

Program Manager: Dr Melissa Neave

Realise your potential to lead environmental change and develop sustainable communities.

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Study Program

Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Environment and Society

Program Manager: Dr Melissa Neave

Stand at the forefront of environmental science and explore how this will influence everyday life in the coming century.

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Study Program

Master of Urban Planning and Environment

Program Manager: Associate Professor Andrew Butt

Make an impact. Create sustainable, liveable and equitable urban places.

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Study Program

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)

Program Manager: Associate Professor Joe Hurley

Shape the world around you. Start a career in urban and regional planning.

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World leader in urban education

As a graduate our programs, you will be able to implement skills learned to evaluate environmental policies and management strategies at local and global levels. Check out some of the great work being done by RMIT environmental graduates.

Academic team

Professor Scott Valentine

Professor Scott Valentine

Associate Dean of the Sustainable and Urban Planning Program

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Dr Melissa Neave

Dr Melissa Neave

Senior Lecturer

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Associate Professor Marco Amati

Associate Professor Marco Amati

Associate Professor

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Dr Mittul Vahanvati

Dr Mittul Vahanvati

Lecturer

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Dr Benjamin Cooke

Dr Benjamin Cooke

Convener of People, Nature, Place Program

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Dr Benno Engels

Dr Benno Engels

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Georgia Garrard

Dr Georgia Garrard

Research Fellow

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Cathryn Kriewaldt

Cathryn Kriewaldt

Lecturer,

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Dr Ian McShane

Dr Ian McShane

Deputy Director & Convenor of Urban Cultures and Technologies Program

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Dr Susie Moloney

Dr Susie Moloney

Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow

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Associate Professor Martin Mulligan

Associate Professor Martin Mulligan

Associate Professor, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

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Associate Professor Lauren Rickards

Associate Professor Lauren Rickards

Convener of Climate Change Transformations Program

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Dr Stephen Rowley

Dr Stephen Rowley

Lecturer

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Associate Professor Andrew Butt

Associate Professor Andrew Butt

Convener of Planning and Transport in City Regions

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Associate Professor Joe Hurley

Associate Professor Joe Hurley

Associate Professor

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Associate Professor Wendy Steele

Associate Professor Wendy Steele

Convener of Critical Urban Governance Program

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Hannah Snape

Bachelor of Environment and Society

The best things about the program is the people that you meet. I was surrounded by a group of really good people that all wanted to see a positive change in the world.

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What our students are saying

Seb Fox

Bachelor of Environment and Society

This program is about teaching the systemic nature of the environment, whether it’s the political, economical or social. All these things play huge roles in influencing our environmental outcomes.

Tayla Fairthorne

Bachelor of Environmental Science/Environment and Society

I chose RMIT for its practical components after consulting students from RMIT and other universities. RMIT has a strong emphasis on being work ready and provides a number of opportunities for you to make industry links.

Emma Spano

Bachelor of Urban Planning and Environment

Urban planning inspires me to think differently about the built environment and believe change is possible. For people who have been in the workplace for a long time already, I would really encourage them to undertake further study.

Lauren Peek

Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning (Honours)

My work placement at the Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning DELWP allowed me to really put my learning into practice and understand the reality of life as a planner.

Pathways

Don’t meet entry requirements?

Pathways provide opportunities for you to progress from one program to another.

Different levels of study at RMIT mean you can explore more than one way to get the qualification you want.

Certificate, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications can be credited towards a degree. Alternatively, partly completed degree studies may be credited to a diploma, advanced diploma or different degree.

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