Master of Urban Planning (Professional)

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  • Objectives
    This program provides a comprehensive foundation to allow graduates from a built environment background to be able to undertake urban planning and development at a professional level.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful completion of any undergraduate degree; or qualifications and/or extensive relevant professional experience deemed equivalent by the Faculty Dean.
  • Academic title
    Master of Urban Planning (Professional)
  • Course description

    International Students: To fulfil your student visa requirements, you’ll need to enrol in 30cp per semester. However, you may enrol in 40cp per semester (with your Program Advisor’s authorisation) which will reduce the time to complete your program.

    Domestic Students have the option of undertaking either 30 or 40cp per semester

    Intensive mode Delivery*

    Intensive Mode Delivery (IMD) is a compacted and time efficient way for students to complete their postgraduate qualification with minimal impact for students on their work/home lifestyle.
    It is anticipated that students will attend two, 3-day sessions, per subject, scheduled Thursday to Saturday each week. Approximately 6 to 8 contact hours per day. Students will receive approximately 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during their weekly contact hours.
    Intensive Mode Delivery is currently available to domestic students only. International students should enquire with the Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development.

    Professional Outcomes

    The urban design and sustainability focus of the Bond program is geared towards one of the most rapidly developing areas of planning practice. State and local government opportunities for planners are strong in several areas including integrated transport planning, affordable housing strategy development, regional planning and various aspects of urban design. Planning and urban design consultancies value professionals with the strong analytical, place design and negotiation skills developed in the program. Extensive opportunities also exist in property development and community organisations.

    Professional recognition

    At Bond University we understand the importance of professional recognition. The School of Sustainable Development has commenced negotiations with the relevant professional institutions and it is anticipated by the end of 2008 all programs will have completed the accrediting process. More details.


    Work Integrated Learning is designed to promote and support student learning, personal development and professional practice. Students will participate in a series of experiential exercises which may include field trips, seminars featuring guest lectures from industry leaders, work experience and projects.

    All exercises are monitored by academic staff and in conjunction with career advisor.
    The subject aims to: facilitate students’ self-analysis and reflective issues and problems; and apply theoretical knowledge in seeking solutions for practical workplace problems.

    Course Structure

    Students complete the following core subjects, plus the 20 week Work Integrated Learning subject:

        * Planning Theory and Ethics
        * Sustainable Communities
        * Urban Design & Site Analysis Studio
        * Research Methods for Design and Planning
        * Regional Planning Policy and Practice
        * Environmental Planning and Conflict Management
        * Planning and Development Law
        * Development Assessment
        * Sustainable Development and the Urban Environment
        * Directed Elective: GIS and Property or Property Investment Analysis and Economic Impact Statement
        * Directed Elective: Infrastructure Economics or Public Private Partnership or Economic and Social Foundations of Planning
        * Research Project

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