Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

Semester 1 - Monday before semester 1 commences. Contact School for details.

Semester 2 - Monday before semester 2 commences. Contact School for details.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Email: sees@enquire.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6455

Web: http://www.sees.uq.edu.au

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 025980G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.sees.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning?

Urban and regional planning is about improving the quality of cities and regions. Professional planners assist communities, companies and governments to integrate the environmental, economic and social aspects of development from small sites up to whole regions. Planning deals with strategic work (long-range planning) as well as structural and statutory components in relation to built and natural environments and the legislative framework controlling land use. Accordingly, planning is closely allied with commerce, government, sociology, communities and the ecology disciplines.

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning was the first masters level program in Queensland to be recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). It produces professionally competent graduates, familiar with the concepts, ideas and techniques of planning. Courses typically emphasise the acquisition of skills through small scale exercises or practical project work but fits these within a wider intellectual framework of design and public policy.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

Semester 1 - Monday before semester 1 commences. Contact School for details.

Semester 2 - Monday before semester 2 commences. Contact School for details.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 025980G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning

Careers

Graduates of this program will have obtained a qualification which can enhance their employment prospects in a planning-related career.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student must complete #16 in total, comprising:

  • #14 from part A; and
  • #2 from part A or part B.
Refer to GDipURP rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning.

Program Rules for the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: