24 months
34544 AUD/year
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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.

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In this professionally accredited course, you will learn theoretical, technical and communication skills required by planning professionals. You will learn a range of essential planning competencies from the legal or statutory side of planning to the bigger picture or strategic side. These two sides of planning, legal and big picture, combine in a powerful way to enable planners to vision and action more sustainable futures.

There are multiple opportunities for authentic learning and contact with the wider planning community - in class, on professional placement, and in your individual research tasks.

Supported by your teachers and the Planning Institute of Australia’s Young Planners, your course will bridge from a learning environment into workplaces. This helps grow your professional network and actively shape your career path.

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 Master of Planning course at  University of Tasmania  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
  • local government
  • conservation, environmental and community sectors
  • business and industry

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Critical 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for this degree you must have:

  • An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline with an average of Credit or better, or
  • Tertiary qualifications deemed by the University of Tasmania to be equivalent.

CRICOS: 089608K

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34544 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 69088 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. 


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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