Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Dates flexible
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning offers a thorough grounding in urban and regional planning both to graduates wishing to enter the profession and to practising professionals wishing to upgrade their knowledge. Besides acquiring knowledge and necessary skills, for their professional accreditation, graduates will be in high demand and will be able to access employment opportunities within and outside Australia. Students complete two trimesters of coursework (48 credit points) followed by one trimester of research (24 credit points) in which the student will undertake a full-trimester research dissertation.

Who should take this course

Examples of career opportunities include positions in local and state government, private consulting firms, development companies, state and federal government departments involved with urban affairs, environmental management, transport, community development, heritage conservation, regional prosperity and related fields, as well as opportunities in higher level policy advice and research roles.


The course is fully accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia and graduates are eligible for membership of the Institute's Urban and Regional Planning Chapter.

Course content

Students are required to complete the following units:

  • GEPL500 Masters Dissertation
  • GEPL501 Economic Change and Urban Development
  • GEPL502 Architecture and Urban Design
  • GEPL516 Urban Living
  • GEPL520 Principles of Development Control
  • GEPL521 Population, Health and Environment
  • GEPL538 Applied Research Methods
  • GEPL545 Regional Development: Processes and Policies
  • GEPL550 Transport and Land Use Planning

About Course Provider

Our aim is to offer you the most flexible study options without losing any of the rigour required in a quality tertiary education. You can study on campus for a traditional face-to-face education experience, or from wherever you are; our new generation of online study is making tertiary education more accessible than ever. Originally named New England University College, UNE was established as a college of the University of Sydney in 1938. It was the second university established in New South Wales and Australia’s first regional university. In 1954 the University became fully independent as the University of New England and pioneered teaching by correspondence to external students.

UNE offers a distinctive on-campus experience which is strengthened by one of Australia’s oldest residential systems. Living in any of the eight colleges offers students the best in modern on-campus living with superb academic support, pastoral care and the opportunity to partake in a wide range of social and sporting activities. UNE is internationally recognised for its innovative approach to online teaching and research excellence with 87% of its research fields rated world standard or above.

Research endeavours are supported through a number of flagship research centres:

  • The Animal and Genetics Breeding Unit (AGBU)
  • The Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw)
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Institute for Rural Futures (IRF)
  • The Paleoscience Research Centre and
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR).

As the biggest regional employer and an externally engaged organisation, the University actively pursues effective partnerships and plays a significant role in Armidale and wider rural and regional communities.

How to enroll?

Provide us with your contact details, course provider will get back to you.

A representative from University of New England will contact you soon.