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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Planning improves our regions and urban areas by integrating the social, ecological and economic within decision-making. The Master of Planning course at University of Tasmania equips you with knowledge and practical skills to plan for sustainable futures.


If you're looking to progress to the next stage in your career, or you want contribute to tackling local, regional and global challenges, this accredited course will take you there.

Our home state of Tasmania provides a unique learning environment. Urban areas, agricultural landscapes, extensive tracts of natural lands, and internationally significant cultural heritage are in close proximity and all easily accessible, providing opportunities for globally relevant case studies.

High student/teacher ratios maximise your opportunities for academic interaction and support, and you will benefit from the expertise of our staff and our close ties with the planning profession.

In completing the coursework units of the Master of Planning at University of Tasmania, you will:

  • Acquire advanced knowledge required by planning professionals;
  • Acquire advanced technical and communication skills required by planning professionals;
  • Develop capacity in reviewing, analysing, synthesising, evaluating and applying knowledge;
  • Develop capacity in identifying and assessing potential solutions to complex planning problems;
  • Develop capacity to participate effectively in employment or further study in the field of planning at local, state, national or international levels;
  • Show initiative and judgement in professional practice and scholarship;
  • Develop an understanding of environmental and social responsibility, justice and cultural diversity;

Career outcomes

As a professional planner, you will be in demand by local and state governments, planning consultancies and community organisations in Australia and around the world. 

Planners are professionals who work closely with engineers, architects and environmental consultants, providing multi-disciplinary expertise to ensure projects are appropriately investigated and strategically developed.

This course is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and offers outstanding career opportunities.

Graduates work as professional planners, managers and policy makers in areas such as:

  • strategic and statutory planning
  • environmental and social planning
  • state government planning and policy agencies
  • infrastructure providers
  • environmental and natural resource agencies
  • Commonwealth environmental and infrastructure agencies
  • international and local consulting firms


The Master of Planning course is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. Completing the course provides formal recognition of foundational and entry level skills, knowledge and theory, allowing graduates to work as planners in the field of urban and regional planning.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Planning, Theory, Process and Applications
  • Statutory Land Use Planning
  • Professional Placement
  • Planning and Managing for Sustainable Systems
  • Urban Planning and Design
  • Regional Planning – Economy, Environment, Society, Infrastructure
  • Research Thesis 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

For admission to this course, you must hold a Bachelor Degree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania, or hold a degree or other tertiary qualifications that is deemed by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology to be equivalent for this purpose.

CRICOS: 089608K

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30500 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Living costs for Hobart

  • 1204 - 2010 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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