MC222 - Master of International Urban and Environmental Management

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Plan: MC222 - Master of International Urban and Environmental Management
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of International Urban and Environmental Management
Award abbreviation: MIntUrbEnvMgt
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time (check Articulation & Pathways section for more detail)
Location: Onshore, City campus
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
ASCED code: 040103
CRICOS code: 079594E

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of International Urban and Environment Management program (MC222) program will equip you with specialised knowledge and skills required for professional practice in urban and environmental management in a broad range of international contexts. The courses offered thorugh program provide students with advanced knowledge and abilities to prepare and apply locally inspired solutions to a range of environmental and social challenges associated with urban development in cities and regions in rapidly urbanising nations. 

The course content and delivery of the program focuses on:

  1. The socio-economic and environmental challenges of rapid urban growth and sprawl.
  2. The metabolism of cities, including flows of food, water and energy.
  3. The challenges of global climate change and dependency on fossil fuel.
  4. The application of urban and environmental knowledge and management in specific local contexts.
  5. The Asia-Pacific region, including specialisation in particular locations.

Graduates of this program are life-long learners and reflective practitioners, who through completing the program have gained skill sets that are transferable and able to be practiced in a global context. These skills relate to research, environmental management, professional communication and problem solving. Graduates work in Australia and internationally in policy development, planning and program management roles, and engage in professionally relevant practical projects with national and local governments, international development agencies, commercial consultancies and non-government organisations. Past graduates have worked for organisations such as the Asian Development Bank, UN Habitat, Engineers Without Borders, local or national governments, and many private consultancies. 

This program promotes an analytical and critical approach to problem solving that allows students to develop appropriate technological and community-based responses to issues such as infrastructure development, informal settlements, environmental degradation and the rural-urban interface. The program may be taken on campus or via the internet; all core courses, and some electives, are offered fully online.

As part of the program, you will be able to participate in study tours, international intensive courses, and/or exchanges with a range of partner institutions. In your final year, you will undertake an individually negotiated professional research project as a capstone experience in ARCH1405 International Urban and Environmental Management Project. This project will enable you to synthesise and integrate your knowledge, connect theory and practice, and demonstrate your holistic achievement of the program learning outcomes.

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Articulation and pathways

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications specialising in: geography, sustainability or international development you will be eligible for exemptions as detailed in the table below:  

Qualification levelExemptionsRemaining program duration
Bachelor degree48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study)144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Bachelor honours degree60 credit points (equivalent to more than one semester full time study)132 credit points (equivalent to three semesters  study)
Graduate certificate48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study)144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Graduate diploma60 credit points (equivalent to more than one semester full time study)132 credit points (equivalent to three semesters study)

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications specialising in environmental studies, environmental management or urban and/or regional planning you will be eligible for exemptions as detailed in the table below:  

Qualification levelExemptionsRemaining program duration
Bachelor degree48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study)144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Bachelor honours degree96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)
Graduate certificate48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study)144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Graduate diploma96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)

Applicants with a bachelor honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters degree qualification majoring in a different discipline may also be eligible for credit transfers of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study).

Information is available on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit.

Upon completion of the first year of the program (96 credit points), including core courses, you will be eligible to exit the program with the Graduate Diploma in International Environmental and Urban Management (GD067). If you wish to exit early with the Graduate Diploma you must have completed all 96 credit points or have been granted credit for previous study at an equivalent level (AQF 8).

Upon successful completion of the Master of International Urban and Environmental Management (MC222) you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements. More specifically, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in Postgraduate Research Programs.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

An Australian undergraduate degree or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants with significant work experience may also be considered. Applicants applying for entry on the basis of work experience must include with their application a CV and direct applicant statement detailing their experience. 

For equivalents to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page -http://www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page -http://www.rmit.edu.au/international/country-conversion

 

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External accreditation and industry links

Graduates of the Master of International Urban and Environmental Management (MC222) may be eligible to become a member of Environment Institute of Australia & New Zealand Inc . Membership provides benefits such as networking opportunities, access to professional events at discounted rates and acceess to industry communications, which are relevant to career development. MC222 is not accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (http://www.planning.org.au).

The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies has many close links with industry which take a variety of forms. Academics in the Sustainability and Urban Planning discipine are industry practitioners, maintaining strong linkages within the contemporary environmental management and urban planning industry and respective departments at all levels of government. In addition the program invites external industry experts as guest lecturers to provide further exposure to current industry developments.

The Program Advisory Committee (PAC) consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that their programs’ links with industry standards and practice remain current.

Graduates of the program have successfully gained employment in non-governmental organisations, consultancy firms, or international aid agencies over a period of 10 years and are successfully working in Australia, other parts of Oceania, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, ejournals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT
www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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