Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in any field with a GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Urban Regional Planning Visa requirements: CRICOS Code: 077535K 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. English proficiency: IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy. 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. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Months of entry
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.
Information for international students
http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/english-language-requirements http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/student-visas http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/application-instructions http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/svp http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/student-visa-assessment-levels.aspx
Fees and funding
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%.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- UQ International
- +61 3 8676 7004