International Urban and Environmental Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #247 (QS) ,
This program focuses on international urban and environmental management in the Asia-Pacific region and other nations of the Global South.


You'll develop critical and analytical skills to provide appropriate technological and community-based responses to urbanisation issues such as:

  • infrastructure development
  • informal settlements
  • environmental degradation
  • ecological and economic requirements

This interdisciplinary program provides an intensive professional education that will equip graduates to work on sustainable urban development.

You will be prepared to work on international projects at the regional and/or local scale, for governments of emerging nations, development organisations, aid or emergency agencies and with professional consultancies.

The program is offered on campus and online. All core courses and some electives are offered online.


Professional recognition and accreditation
The Master of International Urban and Environmental Management (MC222) is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.On successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible for membership of the Urban and Regional Planning Chapter of the Planning Institute of Australia, with reciprocal membership of key international planning associations by selecting appropriate studies.To be eligible for membership you must successfully complete four core courses and six planning elective courses. A list of these accredited courses can be found in the program guide.

Programme Structure

This program is offered online and face-to face. The program is primarily taught through evening classes during the week, with some courses delivered through intensive full-day workshops. All core courses and some electives are offered online.

The core courses for this program include:

  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental management EIA & EMS
  • International urban and environmental management project
  • Natural resource management
  • Project planning and implementation for change
  • Research strategies
  • Strategies for sustainability
  • Urban regions: strategic considerations for development
  • Urbanisation issues and the developing world.

Electives can be chosen from a range of interdisciplinary studies, offering a focus in:

  • Urban and regional planning
  • International community and project development
  • Aid, rights and policy implementation
  • Environmental planning
  • Social planning
  • Urban design.

You can choose to do a minor thesis to further develop your knowledge of a particular area.

Students may also potentially participate in international study tours offered as part of the IUEM program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Equivalent to 2 years FT or 4 years PT, (check Articulation & Pathways section for more detail)

  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
    The Master consists of 192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points).
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You must have:
  • Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum GPA 2.5 (out of 4.0), or
  • Significant work experience or professional practice
Selection tasks

To have your professional experience considered you must include in your application:

  • a CV
  • a statement that details your experience

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    24960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24960 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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