Western Sydney University

Master On Campus
24 months
26760 AUD/year
23840 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Planning program from Western Sydney University has been designed to equip students with the professional and scholarly education to take a leadership role in statutory town planning practice as well as policy development.


The Planning program from Western Sydney University is a two-year course in urban and regional planning and is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. The course equips you with professional and scholarly education enabling you to take a leadership role in statutory town planning practice as well as policy development.

It has a strong emphasis on research rooted in social sciences and in the fast growing Western Sydney region. The coursework includes learning and training in history and theory, governance, professional practice, economic development, sustainability, transport planning, spatial analysis and legal frameworks for planning.

Postgraduate Information Evenings are held throughout the year, and give you the opportunity to meet academic and professional staff as well as ask questions about courses, admission and fees. These evenings give you a better understanding of course content and delivery, what to expect from postgraduate study as well as career outcomes.

Your career

With this qualification you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Planning and management in local, state and federal government agencies or the private sector
  • Zoning and land use
  • Social policy development
  • Sustainability and the environment

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research in the Social Sciences
  • Theories of the Social
  • Managing Cities: History and Theory
  • Planning and Environmental Regulation
  • Advanced Social Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




160 alternative credits


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.
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).
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: 080224K

  • Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree


  • Have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work experience in planning, geography, social science, environmental studies, architecture and landscape studies, urban and regional studies or public policy.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26760 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23840 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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