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 tuition fee
Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


2 years full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree



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 JCU Master of Planning and Urban Design creates future leaders in city, urban, and regional development and offers students opportunities to plan for better social inclusion, for energy efficiency, and for innovation.

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