Australia offers unique opportunities for environmental design study. Its climate has encouraged the development of cutting edge sustainability practices not only in all expressions of design but through all aspects of society. Its culture and history is a unique blend of aboriginal, European, and Asian influences that serve as a valuable, and very relevant, precedent for students planning on working within a Canadian context.
In past years design students have worked alongside Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) sessionals and Australian practitioners including: Urs Bette – a cutting edge architect with an international repute; Gavin Malone - an accomplished Australian environmentalist and artist; and Rob Adams - Director of City Design at the City of Melbourne. Studying Australian design, students assess possibilities for design/build urban-based design challenges, as well as a project in a unique eco-village.
For the first time in Winter 2013, Master of Planning students will have the opportunity to study in Australia, with a job shadowing component at the City of Melbourne. The Australia Program has therefore been tailored accordingly.
Click here for an overview of the 2013 MArch Australia semester.
Click here of an overview of the 2013 MPlan Australia semester.
Students should contact the EVDS International Administrator to obtain information regarding the additional steps to the registration process required for our study abroad programs.