18 months
41000 AUD/year
9000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Sydney is your pathway to the professional world of planning and is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. 


The Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Sydney will develop specialised knowledge in environmental design and strategic planning for well-structured cities, including the sustainable management of towns and cities. This program focuses on developing an understanding of the ways that cities and sites are constructed physically, socially and environmentally. 

You will develop the professional communication skills, reasoning and analytical processes required to make valuable contributions to the policy, technical and regulatory aspects of urban and regional planning. The teaching curriculum covers both Australian and international contexts.

A specialisation is also available by selecting from the range of options offered in the Heritage Conservation stream. The program is a member of the United Nations Habitat University Network Initiative.

Future study options

Embarking on a research degree at the University of Sydney is an opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s brightest and most accomplished academics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation Methods and Practices 
  • Conservation of Modern Buildings
  • Critical Challenges of Governing Cities  
  • Dialogue, Deliberation and Engagement 
  • Economics for the Built Environment 
  • Foundations of Informal Urbanism 
  • Housing and Urban and Regional Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 000677K 
  • This course is for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in human geography, design or related field seeking a professional education in urban and regional planning. It is also ideal for graduates of the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments or for those working in the field who wish to expand their knowledge and skills. 
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    9000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 AUD per year during 18 months.


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