Graduate Diploma 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



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a journey towards professional excellence with our Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, where you’ll emerge confident and well-prepared for the dynamic world of urban development. Developed in close consultation with industry leaders, this program offers a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, ensuring you’re equipped with the skills demanded by today’s job market.

Tailored for recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds and seasoned professionals looking to expand their expertise, our diploma also serves as a solid foundation for entry into a master’s program.


Over the course of one year of full-time studies, you’ll have the opportunity to select from a wide array of more than 20 courses, delving deep into specialized areas of urban and regional planning. Graduates of UQ’s Urban and Regional Planning program are highly sought after by employers for their ability to make sustainable decisions that positively impact the environment, society, and the economy. Expect to find diverse 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.
  • Attain a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 or above 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 $44,960
  • Domestic:$8,948

Future Career Outcomes

Explore a multitude of career paths in urban and regional planning through real-world examples of successful alumni who have left a lasting mark in their fields. Gain insights into industry demands and witness how our program aligns seamlessly with them, emphasizing the development of essential skills crucial for success in today’s evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

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