Master of Planning and Urban Design

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

Think sustainably

Ethical theory and practice

Future-proof career

An innovative qualification

Worldwide career

Skills for every community


  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee

^estimated annual tuition fee

Fees are based on 2020 figures and are subject to change

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


2 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree

Course Code


Course detail

Real stories

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    Oliver Starkey

    Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

    The most interesting aspect about this course has been the unforgettable experiences that I’ve had throughout the process of completing my degree, which I don’t believe I would have been able to have anywhere else.

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    Dit Sang Lee

    Master of Planning and Urban Design

    The best part of my degree has been the opportunities and hands-on experiences at JCU, such as travelling overseas for field study in Singapore with other planning students. The staff here are really helpful and want people to succeed and that was the best thing for me — you’re not considered a number but a student.

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    Associate Professor Lisa Law

    Bachelor of Planning

    The Bachelor of Planning suits many different kinds of students. If you’re creative there’s opportunity to do city designing, if you enjoy geographical information systems and planning schemes this could also be for you, or if you’re interested in environmental conservation you can focus on environmental policy.