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

The Master of Planning provides a new career path for design, planning and property professionals, equipping graduates with a broad understanding of planning issues alongside the negotiation skills and creative thinking required to resolve them. Whereas planning has often been seen as an approval process, UTS approaches the discipline as a critical task, one that connects communities with governments, institutions and developers. UTS firmly believes the best planners don't just apply existing regulations. UTS graduates are creative problem solvers and negotiators, able to work effectively in teams and with stakeholders to deliver workable solutions to complex residential, commercial and infrastructure development problems.

Designed for

Professionals in all areas of urban development and those involved in investment and development


The course requires the completion of 72 credit points.


  • Planning

Standard entry requirements

  • UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent, at a pass level from one of the following disciplines: geography, economics, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, geographic information science (GIS), law, environmental science, community development, property economics, planning
  • Or a completed UTS Graduate Certificate in Property and Planning at credit level
  • Or completed UTS Graduate Diploma in Property Development at credit level, or completed UTS Graduate Diploma in Planning at credit level, or UTS recognised bachelor degree at a pass level in unrelated study plus a minimum of 2 years' work experience. The English proficiency requirement for international students or 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.


This program is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

Study pathways

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Property and Planning, the Graduate Diploma in Planning and the Master of Planning.

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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