Master On Campus Blended

City Planning

University of New South Wales

24 months
40705 AUD/year
31920 AUD/year
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The City Planning program from University of New South Wales is a two-year, professionally accredited degree consisting of one research project or urban design studio and 14 courses.  


It allows you to choose one of four specialisations on the way to planning accreditation: City Development and Renewal, City Design, History and Theory, and Healthy Sustainable Communities. 

In the second year you devise and undertake an independent major research project, which allows you to deepen your engagement with your area of specialisation – or, under the City Design pathway, you may be able to undertake the Urban Design Studio (which is undertaken together with students from the Master of Urban Development and Design).  

The Master of City Planning provides you with an excellent platform to take up planning and urban policy-related opportunities across all tiers of government, as well as private consultancy, property development and anywhere that planning skills are required.

Why choose this City Planning program from University of New South Wales?

The City Planning program from University of New South Wales is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia, with one of the world’s great cities as our classroom. As a student, you can also take part in the PIA Young Planners network which brings together students and new graduate planners for social and professional events.

Who should choose this degree?

Students with an undergraduate qualification in a related discipline who intend to become an accredited planner should choose this course.

Career opportunities

  • City Planner or Urban Designer
  • Urban Renewal Consultant
  • Environmental Manager
  • Heritage Policy Officer
  • Housing Consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Land & Environment Law 
  • Land Use Policy & Practice 
  • City Equity & Wellbeing  
  • Urban Design 
  • City Building - Infrastructure Planning 
  • City Economics, Urban Development & Finance 
  • Planning Techniques & Analysis 
  • Strategic Spatial Planning 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 088355A  

  • A Bachelor degree with a credit average or above (WAM 65+). Students with an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline are able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Advanced standing may also be granted for completed or partially completed postgraduate awards from UNSW or from another institution. Applicants who do not meet these standard admission requirements may be able to enter the Grad Cert City Planning in the first instance. This will be at the discretion of the Program Director or Academic Coordinator who will assess applications on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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    40705 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40705 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31920 AUD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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