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James Cook University (JCU) has brought together some of the world's most creative and visionary planning professionals to enable you to gain the maximum benefit from this unique Planning and Urban Design Master's degree. They'll share their extensive international experience, including in South East Asia, Brazil and in Indigenous communities.

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Overview

If you're already studying Planning, this Planning and Urban Design degree at  James Cook University allows you to seek advanced standing to fast-track your Masters degree. 

And if you want to add to your existing qualifications which could be in areas such as Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering or Science, and embark on a highly creative career as a Tropical Urban or Regional Planner, this JCU course offers you that opportunity.

You’ll study both in the classroom and in the field in order to integrate your theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Field-based learning you may participate in includes:

  • Study of Urban Design and Disaster Resilience units in Singapore, whose tropical urban planning is recognised worldwide for its excellence
  • Work and study with industry experts such as local architects whose experience includes addressing changing planning needs to address ageing populations, disappearing youth populations, limited job opportunities, declining tourist numbers - key issues that you may choose as your focus when you graduate
  • Study planning relevant to Yarrabah's Indigenous community
  • Visits to regional farming, tourism/eco-tourism locations, where you'll gain an understanding of the issues facing these communities and businesses.

Career opportunities

Depending on the specialisations you choose, your career could see you working anywhere in Australia or internationally in highly creative roles in government, not-for-profits, developing countries or independent corporations. Your options will be extensive. When you graduate your work could include tropical planning and urban design to meet the major challenges facing society today, such as:

  • Designing cities, towns and remote communities to cope with climate change
  • Population growth and change
  • Rapid urbanisation
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Conflict over land use
  • Planning to include cultural diversity
  • Economic development
  • Hazard mapping
  • Planning sub-divisions
  • Ecological sustainability
  • Social and planning policy development
  • Environment impact assessment
  • Environmental law
  • Urban and regional planning.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Environmental and Regional Planning
  • Urban Geography/Design
  • Field Studies of Tropical Geography
  • Design Communication
  • Urban Ecosystems
  • Disaster Management Principles
  • Natural Hazards
  • Sustainability in Practice
  • Native Title and Land Use Planning
  • Indigenous Environmental Management
  • Practice of Cultural Heritage
  • Asia Pacific Development: Culture and Globalisation.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

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 (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.
74 (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

  • CRICOS code: 096049M
  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate discipline

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35800 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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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