Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Prepare for a fulfilling career with our Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning, where you’ll emerge confident and well-prepared for the workforce. This program is meticulously designed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

Tailored for recent graduates from any field and established professionals seeking to enhance their skills, our certificate also serves as a stepping stone for entry into a master’s program.


During your half-year of full-time studies, choose from a comprehensive selection of over 20 courses, equipping yourself with specialized knowledge and invaluable skills tailored to your areas of interest. Graduates of UQ’s Urban and Regional Planning program are highly sought after by employers for their ability to make sustainable decisions that benefit the environment, society, and the economy. Expect to find exciting employment opportunities in both public and private sectors upon graduation.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or above in any discipline, except qualifications accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia, or
  • Possess 2 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience in urban and regional planning.
  • Achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in the previous qualification.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.
  • TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) – Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21, and speaking 19.
  • PTE Academic – Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands.
  • BE – A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
  • CES – Overall 176 and 169 in all sub-bands.
  • OET is not accepted.
  • Strategic Planning: Theory & Practice
  • Climate Change & Environmental Management
  • Community Planning & Participation
  • Applied Demography
  • Transport Planning
  • Planning Practicum

Annual fee:

  • International:AUD $22,480
  • Domestic:$4,474

Future Career Outcomes

Explore diverse career paths in urban and regional planning through real-world examples of successful alumni who have made significant contributions to their fields. Gain insights into industry demands and how our program aligns with them, emphasizing the development of essential skills essential for success in today’s evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

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