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Master of Urban and Regional Planning

MU&RP(Curtin) - MC-URPLAN Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 18 months full-time or equivalent part-time

This course will provide you with a professionally accredited planning qualification. It is designed for people who hold a degree in a discipline other than planning, but who want to enter the planning profession. You will learn the theory of planning approvals and are introduced to planning laws. Your practical skills are developed by participating in real planning projects and engaging with industry.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.

Applicants will be assessed on a case by case basis. Typically applicants with a Bachelor or postgraduate degree with the 100 credits (or equivalent) content closely related to urban and regional planning will be allowed direct entry into the Master of Urban and Regional Planning. Applicants from degrees without urban and regional planning content will be able to apply for entry via the Graduate Certificate in Development Planning. Applicants with considerable work/life experience in urban and regional planning are able to apply for up to 33 percent credit value of the course or one year (whichever is the lesser) after completing the Graduate Certificate in Development Planning.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


 Also offered in Study Period 2.

Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $22,400*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

This course satisfies the academic requirements for corporate membership with the Planning Institute of Australia.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

 Career opportunities

  • Local government planner
  • Private planning consultant
  • Researcher
  • State government planner.
Potential employers
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Development companies
  • Environmental authorities
  • Housing agencies
  • Regional development authorities
  • Transport agencies.

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