Curtin University

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course is designed to develop the requisite skills and knowledge to enter the planning profession. It examines the theoretical foundations of planning, its legislative and governance frameworks and develops practical skills required by planning practitioners in government agencies, the private sector and NGOs. It also teaches research skills and develops critical analytical capacities through the completion of a major piece of original planning research. Participation in projects that involve real planning issues and engagement with planning professionals prepare graduates for professional life. Students will have opportunities to experience local, national and international examples of best and worst practice.

Designed for

This course is designed for people with first degrees other than planning to develop the requisite skills and knowledge to enter the planning profession.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • This course is designed to prepare graduates for planning practice. The first year of the course introduces planning theory, law and practice. It also imparts an understanding of land development, the functions and ethics of practice in the public and private sectors and the development of plans that serve the needs of government agencies and communities. Finally, students acquire critical analytical and research skills in preparation for the final semester of the course which involves undertaking and presenting a piece of original research.

Standard entry requirements

Please refer to for further information on entry to this course.


This course satisfies the academic requirements for corporate membership with the Planning Institute of Australia.

Study pathways

Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

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