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  • Locations: Bordeaux, France
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

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Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Engineering Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction at host institution: English Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
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Program details
  • Tour Leader: Edmund Horan
  • Program Dates:  30 June - 12 July 2019
  • Availability: 20 places (students accepted on a rolling basis)
What will a sustainable city or region of the future look like? Can we plan today to develop the models that we will need to maintain the expectations of current lifestyles as we adapt to climate change and strive for carbon neutral urban and regional infrastructures?
Comparing Two Cities – Two Countries
This elective study tour course is aimed at addressing the major issues of climate change and meeting sustainability criteria. While based in the School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, it can also provide a foundation for multi-disciplinary involvement from all sectors of RMIT. It starts by considering the attributes of a successful city. Two international cities, Melbourne and Bordeaux, in Australia and France, are chosen as reference points to study and research worldwide issues. Bordeaux and Melbourne are amongst the most liveable cities in the world. The two cities have developed differently – in less than two centuries, Melbourne has become a bright star of the ‘new’ world with modern infrastructure spread out in one of the largest and sparsest urban networks in the world. In contrast Bordeaux has evolved over many centuries while still retaining a dense urban centre as a vibrant world focus. The City of Bordeaux has recently retro-fitted an extensive public transport and cycling infrastructure. Students would also experience contrasts in rural sustainability issues in France and Australia. Learning opportunities exist for students at RMIT in Melbourne to compare social and technical attributes of the two cities and two cultures.
Program cost
Approximately $AU3000 - 4000 (depending on personal travel choices)

Students need to consider expenditure to cover typical travel and accommodation expenses. Participants make their own travel arrangements.
  • Air fare
  • Budget style accommodation
  • Meals
  • Land transport
Additional costs to consider:
  • RMIT tuition fee for 12 credit point course 
  • Host Country Visa (if applicable)
  • Personal Expenditure
** Travel insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. 
For more detailed information, please refer here
  • This program is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) students
Academic credit
  • CIVE1197 Sustainable Cities of the Future.(12 credit points)
Application and Selection process
STEP ONE: Apply for this program on Mobi by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page by 08 March 2019
Complete the following questionnaires:
  1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
  2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
    1. Under 1. Statement of Purpose please include a one page statement about why you wish to undertake the tour
STEP TWO: Approved students will be notified by the study tour leader
STEP THREE: Students will then be directed to enrol and complete further pre-departure requirements via Mobi

  • TBC
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.