Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in the same discipline including planning, urban and regional planning or regional and town planning with a GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 21360

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

Apply online

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management

Email: gpem@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 3752

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in the same discipline including planning, urban and regional planning or regional and town planning with a GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 002061D

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

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.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Master of 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. Opportunities are available for a research investigation through an advanced research project; and there is an elective which enables some specialisation.

What you can study

Courses

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in the same discipline including planning, urban and regional planning or regional and town planning with a GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale.

Additional application information

The majority of courses are offered late afternoon/early evening.

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning .

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in the same discipline including planning, urban and regional planning or regional and town planning with a GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 002061D

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

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.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 21360

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Careers

Graduates of this program find employment in local, state and federal governments or private consulting companies.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Planning Institute of Australia

Accreditation body

  • Planning Institute Of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Urban and Regional Planning

To complete the Master of 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 is required to obtain 24 units from the MURP Course List, comprising:

  • #16 from Part A;
  • #4 from Part C; and
  • #4 from Part B and/or Part C.
Refer to MURP rules for further information.

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

Program Rules for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Early exit points

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