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Macquarie University

24 months
37200 AUD/year
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The Planning program at Macquarie University will provide you with training in foundations of planning, including planning law, strategic planning, the assessment of development proposals and decision making. 


Effective planning is crucial in our rapidly urbanising world. Skilled planners make central contributions to shaping places and communities, and to the sustainability of social and economic development.

The Planning program at Macquarie University brings together social and environmental science, as well as practitioners’ know-how, to create a rich professional development experience for established and aspiring planners.

Key features 

  • This degree will provide you with the theory, skills and knowledge that urban and regional planners require, and is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
  • You can choose from one of three specialisations - Environmental Law, Environmental Planning and Social Policy and Planning.
  • You’ll develop foundation skills and knowledge in areas such as strategic planning, development assessment, sustainable development and planning law.
  • You’ll learn how to approach social, economic and environmental issues in an integrated way, developing particular expertise in the environmental and social dimensions of planning, that are central to equitable and sustainable planning.
  • Depending on your interests, you can choose to specialise in Environmental Law, Environmental Planning, or Social Policy and Planning. You’ll also have opportunities to add depth in areas such as climate change, social policy, environmental science, community consultation, spatial sciences and regional development.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental planner
  • Environmental consultant
  • Social planner
  • Statutory planner
  • Strategic planner

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Australian Environmental Futures 
  • Environment and Society 
  • Urban Dynamics: population, Housing and Regeneration 
  • Theory and Methods in Human Geography  
  • Social Impact Assessment 
  • Local Government Approval Process 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.


160 alternative credits
  • 2 years - 160
  • 1,5 years - 120


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, or
  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent, and approved work experience, professional certification or other recognised prior learning, or
  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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