Master of Planning

Macquarie University

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.

Course Fee:

International: $68,800

Entry Requirements:

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


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

Subjects you can Study:

Environmental planning; International development; Social policy and planning

Study Pathways:

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

Further information:

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


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.

Who for:

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

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info Yes Full time 2 years
North Ryde No info Yes Part time 4 years
Established in Sydney in 1964, Macquarie University is a progressive voice among universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Created during a time of extraordinary social transformation to be a different kind of university, it was and will always be a bold experiment in higher education.

True to its founders' vision, the University has challenged the conventional thinking of academia through innovations in its campus set-up, curricula, interdisciplinary research, and engagement with industry and the wider community.

More than 40,000 students are enrolled annually across five faculties: Arts, Business and Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Human Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

Over the years, the campus has become a magnet for a constellation of companies - all local and global leaders in dynamic sectors including information technology and healthcare - which means greater access to career opportunities for its graduates.

The University is imbuing all of its undergraduate curricula with an emphasis on civic and professional participation. Its PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program takes students into working and social environments that enrich their experiences and connections, and open their minds to engaging as active world citizens.

The Macquarie University campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport - 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

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