Urban and Regional Planning
Level: Postgraduate coursework
The sustainable management of our cities and regions is one of the most pressing issues in the 21st century. Urban and regional planners are at the forefront of this challenge: working in government and the private sector to guide urban and regional change and to manage the social, environmental, and economic impacts of development. Specialist planners also work in fields such as urban design, heritage conservation, and housing policy.
The Urban and Regional Planning program provides the required knowledge and skills for professional planning practice within Australia. Graduates of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning are eligible, subject to professional experience requirements, for corporate membership of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). The program aims to introduce you to contemporary planning theories and debates while instilling professional expertise in key areas of planning practice. There is also an opportunity to specialise in heritage conservation, by selecting from the range of options offered in that stream.