Course Description

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.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $38,896 total course cost.

Duration

1 year full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Architecture & Building postgraduate courses at University of Queensland (UQ) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 62.7% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 83.6% (national average 79.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.6% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Queensland (UQ). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Architecture & Building postgraduate courses at University of Queensland (UQ) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.9% (national average 83.4%)
Studying full time: 2.5% (national average 5.0%)
Median full time salary: $52,000 (national average $60,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed University of Queensland (UQ) graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 025980G
University of Queensland (UQ) Code: 5116

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