About

As an accredited planner, you will play a vital role in shaping well-structured, and sustainable cities and towns. 

Become a critical thinker with rigourous skills in the pragmatic and theoretcial art of landscape design and manipulation with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

This Urban and Regional Planning course from The University of Western Australia develops your knowledge of concepts and methods, in urban and regional planning and their ability to apply research skills to planning issues. 

Urban and regional planners are responsible for ensuring that cities, towns and regions have vibrant economies and communities, provide for a high quality of life, and are environmentally sustainable. 

To achieve this, planners need a good understanding of the way in which societies, economies and environments operate and interact. This course develops your knowledge of concepts and methods, in urban and regional planning and their ability to apply research skills to planning issues.

Career

Planners are employed by local governments, state governments (such as the Department of Planning and the Department of State Development) and in private practice with planning consultancies and property developers. And, they work across a diverse range of areas, including: regional development, environmental management, urban design, public administration, public policy, social research, teaching, land development, and social planning and community development.

Graduates of this course are also employable internationally, helping to solve social, economic and environmental problems in other parts of the world.

Accreditation

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is accredited by the PIA, and graduates can apply for membership of the PIA in the Urban and Regional Planning chapter.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geographic Information Systems Applications
  • Planning Theory and Practice
  • Planning Law
  • Statutory Planning
  • Planning and Governance
  • Principles of Urban and Regional Economics
  • Urban and Regional Analysis 
  • Regional Planning

              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
                • Intensity Flexible
              • Credits
                96 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
              • More information Go to the programme website

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                82

                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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              • Minimum required score:

                570

                The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

                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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              Academic Requirements

              General Requirements

              • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
              • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent
              CRICOS: 074960F

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                39300 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 78600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
              Domestic average annual fee: $8934

              Living costs for Perth

              • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
                Living Costs

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

              Funding

              Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

              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.

              The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

              Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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