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Planning and Urban Design 

James Cook University

Master On Campus
24 months
Duration
35800 AUD/year
9000 AUD/year
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About

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

The Planning and Urban Design degree at James Cook University  provides you with academic knowledge and practical field experience that will enable you to make a positive impact on communities, and navigate through political environments involved in planning for a changing world. 

Among the core subjects and optional units you'll study are:

  • Environmental and Regional Planning
  • Urban Geography/Design
  • Field Studies of Tropical Geography
  • Design Communication
  • Urban Ecosystems
  • Disaster Management Principles
  • Natural Hazards
  • Sustainability in Practice

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

When you graduate, you'll be able to offer special knowledge and skills in tropical planning and policy development. You could even use the communication and political negotiation knowledge you'll gain to establish a career in politics. 

For those wishing to contemplate planning issues in a scholarly way, your Masters degree could be a stepping-stone towards a career in research.

Accreditation

This JCU Masters degree is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental and Regional Planning
  • Urban Geography/Design
  • Field Studies of Tropical Geography
  • Design Communication
  • Urban Ecosystems
  • Disaster Management Principles
  • Natural Hazards
  • Sustainability in Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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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).
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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.
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Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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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
Start practicing IELTS today!
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.
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More about PTE Academic

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.
  • National

    9000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 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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