Master of Planning (Urban Design) (MPlan(UrbDes))

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Special Notes

This program is only available to commencing students with effect from Semester 2 2023.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This program is designed to provide advanced coursework leading to professionally recognised planning qualifications with an emphasis on urban design. The program has a strong foundation in ecological, social and economic sustainability as a basis for planning. It also emphasises skills in communication and collaboration with local communities and professional groups.

The Master of Planning (Urban Design) is an AQF Level 9 Masters Conversion qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Planning (Urban Design)

There shall be a Master of Planning (Urban Design) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Planning (Urban Design), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 42 units
  2. Research equivalent courses to the value of 6 units in the form of a design project