Master of Planning

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

This is a holistic, interdisciplinary and flexible degree. This course provides training in foundations of planning, including planning law, strategic planning, assessing development proposals and decision making. It brings together social and environmental science, and practitioners' know-how, to create a rich professional development experience for established and aspiring planners. It develops professional skills and knowledge in matters important to planning practice, while allowing students to pursue their special interests, such as environmental and resources management, sustainable development, urban and regional planning, environmental law and policy and social impact assessment.

Designed for

Those working in and wanting to move into the planning area or seeking to gain perspective or an interdisciplinary approach to environmental planning


  • 64 credit points
  • minimum 16 credit points at 600 level
  • minimum 48 credit points at 800 level


  • Environmental planning
  • International development
  • Social policy and planning

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian level 7 bachelor's degree or recognised equivalent degree
  • GPA of 4.50 (out of 7.00)


The program is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and thereby enables graduates of the program to take up membership of the PIA and pursue career opportunities in public and private sector positions which may require recognised professional PIA qualifications.

Study pathways

The Postgraduate Diploma of Environmental Studies may lead into this course.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Ryde
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Further information

This course is available for internal study only. Full-time and part-time study modes are available.

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