• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

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.

Accreditation

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

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      Part-time option is available for domestic students only

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    74

    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

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

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Tuition Fee

  • International

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

Living costs

  • Singapore, Singapore

    1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs
  • Townsville, Australia

    1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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