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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning

Graduate confident and well-prepared for work, with skills gained through a program designed in consultation with industry to provide you with the ideal balance of theoretical content and practical experience.

The Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning is designed for recent graduates in any field, and for established professionals who wish to extend their skills and expertise. It will also help provide a preparation for entry into a masters program.

For your one year of full-time  studies, you'll select from more than 20 courses, providing you with a high level of specialised knowledge together with valuable skills associated with your selected areas of study.

Graduates from UQ's Urban and Regional Planning program are sought after by employers for their ability to make environmentally, socially and economically sustainable decisions, and can expect to find employment in a variety of roles in both public and private sectors.

Program highlights

  • Learn from Australia’s best planning practitioners in a program recognised by employers as delivering high-quality, job-ready graduates.
  • Tailor your program to match your career goals through practical and flexible elective courses.
  • Benefit from collaborative learning spaces, such as the $1.5 million Planning Studio, that allow you to integrate maps, plans and computers while working together as a group and with external bodies to address real planning challenges.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Urban and regional planner
  • Development assessment officer
  • Urban designer
  • Land-use planning coordinator
  • Heritage conservation officer
  • Transport planner
  • Regional development officer
  • Spatial planner
  • Commercial and industrial development officer
  • Strategic planner

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor degree in any field; or
  • Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning.
  • UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.