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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring, Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • 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.
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: Any compatible discipline Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: As per host institution requirements Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
Urban Future Study Tour
Program Details:

Dates: 17 June – 28 June 2019
Availability: 30 x places available for students from all RMIT campuses and programs

Spend two weeks in Barcelona with students from around the globe. The program is built around the theme of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an increasingly important part of an urban decision-maker’s portfolio. During the course you will develop an in-depth knowledge of the UN’s SDGs and learn how a large complex city or institution can plan to achieve a goal. By sharing the learning experience with students from across RMIT’s three campuses you will learn what interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration is and how is it done well. These skills will prepare you for life and work in a globalised world.
The course will provide you with an understanding of cities as systems, and the opportunities and challenges for the cities of the future. Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, from all RMIT programs, including design and urban planning, to business and economics, computer science and civil engineering.

The focus will primarily be in the following domains:
a) What are the Sustainable Development Goals? What do they mean and what is their context in the history of the UN
b)What skills do you need to develop to plan, monitor and assess progress towards Sustainable Development Goals?
         i.understanding our own knowledge frames
         ii.How do different disciplines approach Sustainable Development?
         iii.What is interdisciplinary collaboration and transdisciplinary collaboration and how is it done (well)?
c) SDG practical action so far – scan around the world or a local context you are familiar with and comparison with Barcelona.
The program may include:
  • Lectures and guest speakers from key industry partners including Aecom, Intel and more.
  • Project based work with a local University in a multidisciplinary environment resolving real-life city challenges.
  • Site visits that illustrate the subjects being studied and support the development of the projects. Visits may include City of Barcelona and IAAC Fab Lab. 

RMIT Barcelona: Based in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain, RMIT Europe is focused on extending RMIT’s global reach across research, industry and student mobility. The team is well-connected with central research and innovation services to offer seamless support to RMIT for European research activities.

For further details on the program please view the 
Urban Futures Brochure.pdf

  • Open to undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) students
  • All disciplines but must have a 12 credit points elective available
  • RMIT students from any of the following locations:
    • RMIT Melbourne (City, Bundoora or Brunswick)
    • RMIT Vietnam
    • Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
Academic Credit:
  • ARCH1399 & ARCH1402
  • 12 credit points
Tuition fees will be incurred as per regular arrangement.
In order to be eligible for credit, you must submit a signed and completed study plan (instructions on how to complete your study plan can be viewed here).

Program Cost:

There is no material fee for this course.  You may be required to pay for cultural visits and entrance fees directly in Barcelona.

You will be responsible for booking and paying directly for your own accommodation.  You can refer to the 
RMIT Europe In-Country Student Guide.pdf for accommodation options.  It is recommended that you book accommodation as soon as you are accepted for the study tour.
Costs to Consider:
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Spending money for, eg, transport, other meals
  • Travel expenses related to arriving before and after the program
  • RMIT Tuition fees - Students will pay tuition for their enrolment into the specific RMIT course.
  • Additional travel insurance coverage**  

Please note: A cancellation fee of $300 will apply for students withdrawing less than a month prior to the tour.

** RMIT student 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.

Application process:
Apply for this program on Mobi by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page by 15 April 2019.

Complete the following questionnaires:

Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
Short Term Mobility: General Information

Submit/upload the following documents to the "2. Short Term Mobility: General Information:" questionnaire:

(a) Section 1: Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose outlining (one page):

Which of the 17 Sustainability Development Goals are you interested in and why
What you wish to achieve from this program?
Why you would make an excellent Global Mobility Ambassador?
(b) Section 3: Academic Approval 

School of Urban and Social Studies (GUSS) students: No study plan is required for your participation on the study tour.
All other students: Complete a study plan approved by your Program Coordinator to show you can receive credit for a 12 credit points elective course (Global Cities). 
Note: Please seek advice from your Program Coordinator/ School.

(c) Section 5: Additional Supporting Info and/or Documents
CV/Resume (two pages maximum)Applications will be assessed after the deadline and students will be notified of an outcome on a rolling basis.
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.


Global Experience Office

GUSS Mobility team
For further information, please contact GUSS Mobility via the student portal  here, with the link attached.

Marco Amati 

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.