University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Certificate in Property and Planning

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course provides a unique environment for planners and property developers to develop a mutual understanding of how to balance private and public interests in urban development. It has a strong focus on sustainable urban development. The Graduate Certificate in Property and Planning is a foundation course for students who go on to study the Master of Planning or the Master of Property Development. Both disciplines require close cooperation and this course shows students how to achieve better urban outcomes through closer partnerships between those building cities and those planning them.

Designed for

Those keen to study urban management, property development, urban design, and environmental policy


Students must complete 24 credit points of core subjects.


  • Property and planning

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have one of the following: a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or equivalent, or an advanced diploma in the field of built environment. In addition to the above qualifications, applicants must provide: a personal statement (max. 300 words) clearly articulating property, planning or construction work experience a 2-page CV. The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Study pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Property and Planning articulates into the Graduate Diploma in Planning or the Graduate Diploma in Property Development.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $17,195 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

The degree enables professionals to change careers due to the multidisciplinary nature of the learning. Graduates are in public sector positions, including working for state and local government, and in private consulting and property development firms. There are also careers in strategic planning on major developments and projects, master planning with financial analysis, and the increasingly important area of sub-regional planning.

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