Planning, Master | Western Sydney University | Paramatta, Australia
24 months
29488 AUD/year
26064 AUD/year
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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.

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

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  • International

    29488 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29488 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26064 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26064 AUD per year during 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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