Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning

Shape the future of our urban communities

Planners play a critical role in shaping our communities, and increasingly, the profession is focusing on innovation in the areas of urban management and infrastructure planning and the contemporary planning issues that arise from these.

This course will teach you advanced technical research skills and allow you to develop a professional body of knowledge appropriate to leadership roles in various levels of government, in fields ranging from urban planning and the spatial sciences through to program development and evaluation.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

1 year

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Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

Study a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning at UC and you will:

  • develop an enhanced understanding of the theory and practice of planning across government and community sectors as a vehicle for change in urban and regional environments
  • develop capabilities in problems solving and policy response in a multi disciplinary context
  • understand the concept of professional ethics and social responsibility for the planning community
  • have a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning graduates in a range of sectors, including:

  • local, state and federal government departments involved with urban affairs
  • development companies
  • environmental management
  • community development
  • heritage conservation.

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Economics for managers
  • Environmental planning and assessment
  • Environmental and planning law
  • Foundations of urban and regional planning
  • Contemporary planning issues
  • Research methods
  • Statistical analysis and decision making
  • Restricted choice unit x 1

Course specific

Students must have a degree in any field or equivalent as approved by the University.


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