Master of Planning

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

This program equips the students with professional and scholarly education to take a leadership role in statutory town planning practice as well as policy development. It has a strong emphasis on research rooted in social sciences and in the fast growing Western Sydney Region. The coursework includes learning and training in history and theory, governance, professional practice, economic development, sustainability, transport planning, spatial analysis, and legal frameworks for planning.


160 credit points


  • Urban planning
  • Social sciences

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree (any) or 5 years FTE in planning, geography, social science, environmental studies, architecture and landscape studies, urban and regional studies or public policy
  • Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English


Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Study pathways

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a statement of service for all work experience listed on the application.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta City International: $56,196 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Note: Units shared with the Master of Social Science degree are only available at the Penrith Campus.

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