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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Master of Planning and Urban Design

  • Masters (Coursework)

Take part in a pioneering Master's course that seeks to find solutions to the pertinent issues facing urban habitats.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
116104, 096049M
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$9,000 per year
International Fees
$35,800 per year

About this course

JCU's Master of Planning and Urban Design provides an interdisciplinary approach that blends the latest industry 'best practice' with urban theory, and is underpinned by a rigorous understanding of the green agenda. You will be equipped with skills in sustainable urban planning and design to prepare for the public or private sector. This course draws heavily from the disciplines of planning, geography and architecture, as well as environmental science and engineering to create a truly unique experience. You will have the option to take some subjects at JCU's other campuses (subject to immigration requirements). There is the further benefit of having electives taught in Singapore and Venice- each of which focuses on a particular aspect of urbanism. The Master of Planning and Urban Design at JCU will appeal to those interested in how rural, suburban and urban habitats are shaped by how people live, work and play. Consult the

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Career pathways

Depending on the specialisation that you choose, you can work in government, not-for-profits, or independent corporations in Australia and overseas. developing countries or independent corporations. When you graduate, your work could include planning and urban design to meet the major challenges facing society today. This could include designing cities, towns and remote communities to cope with climate change; planning for population growth and change; addressing problems associated with rapid urbanisation, including disaster resilience; and reducing poverty and homelessness. This degree is accredited by the .