Master of City Planning

Bond University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00017B

The majority of the world’s population now lives in urban areas: Currently, 55 per cent of the world’s 7.9 billion people live in cities and that proportion is expected to rise to 68 per cent by 2050. City planning is, without doubt, a career for the future. And there is nowhere better to study it than in the ‘living laboratory’ of Australia’s fastest growing city: the Gold Coast. Bond University’s Master of City Planning is designed to produce practice-oriented urban planners and urban designers who will take a leading role in creating sustainable cities and regions. In what has been dubbed ‘the urban century’, the need for strategic planning of cities to meet the challenges of urban management, sustainability and climate change is a fundamental issue for governments, corporations, and community organisations worldwide. Our curriculum includes a focus on climate change adaptation and resilience, city economics, the core principles of place-making and an understanding of First Nations cultures.




  • HUMR71-100: Research Methods and Data Visualisation (10CP)SDUP71-110: Professional Planning Practice: Theory and Ethics (10CP)SDUP71-200: Urban Spatial Analytics (10CP)SDUP71-400: Research Project (10CP)SSUD71-205: Planning the City Region (10CP)SSUD71-206: Community Planning Studio (10CP)SSUD71-215: Urban Design and Place Making Principles (10CP)SSUD71-237: Infrastructure and City Economics (10CP)SSUD71-300: Planning and Assessment Processes (10CP)SSUD71-318: Climate Change: Adaptation and Resilience (10CP)SSUD71-326: Environmental Fieldwork and First Nations Cultures (10CP)

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any field.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast International: $73,030 No
  • Full-time : 92 weeks

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