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    Master of Planning [K7P]
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    Master of Planning [K7P]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 74,176  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Master of Planning [K7P]


    In the professionally accredited Master of Planning, you will gain knowledge and skills in planning for diverse communities and just and sustainable futures. Your learning experience is grounded in Tasmania's rich heritage of environmental and social justice.

    If you are looking to progress to the next stage of your career, or you want to contribute to tackling local, regional and global challenges, this accredited course will take you there.

    Planning at the University of Tasmania focuses on contemporary issues and real-world professional development:

    Climate challenges. Climate change is the unprecedented crisis of our times and is emerging as the determining factor in how we plan for cities and regions. Our staff are recognised international leaders, with research interests that extend from climate adaptation to the interaction of climate risk with land-use economics. In studying with us, you will attain knowledge and skills in planning for just climate outcomes.

    Equitable places. We promote planning for equitable cities and regions, and the island state of Tasmania provides a unique environment in this regard. Urban diversity, cultural landscapes, natural areas and unique ecosystems are in close proximity and all easily accessible. Leveraging the local diversity afforded by the medium sized city of Hobart, we offer electives in environmental planning, protected area planning, sustainability and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

    In addition, as a student you will benefit from our close ties with the planning profession, including work placement opportunities and guest lecturers. Low student to teacher ratios maximise opportunities for academic interaction and support.

    In this professionally accredited course, you will learn theoretical, technical and communication skills required by planning professionals. You will learn a range of essential planning competencies from the legal or statutory side of planning to the bigger picture or strategic side. These two sides of planning, legal and big picture, combine in a powerful way to enable planners to vision and action more sustainable futures.

    There are multiple opportunities for authentic learning and contact with the wider planning community - in class, on professional placement, and in your individual research tasks.

    Supported by your teachers and the Planning Institute of Australia's Young Planners, your course will bridge from a learning environment into workplaces. This helps grow your professional network and actively shape your career path.


    Entry Requirements

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    Candidates for the Master of Planning shall be qualified for entry if they have qualified for:

    • admission to a bachelor degree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or
    • hold other tertiary qualification(s) deemed by the College to be equivalent for this purpose.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    As a professional planner, you will be in demand by local and state governments, planning consultancies and community organisations in Australia and around the world.Planners are professionals who work closely with engineers, architects and environmental consultants, providing multi-disciplinary expertise to ensure projects are appropriately investigated and strategically developed.

    This course is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and offers outstanding career opportunities.

    Graduates work as professional planners, managers and policy makers in areas such as:

    • strategic and statutory planning
    • environmental and social planning
    • state government planning and policy agencies
    • infrastructure providers
    • environmental and natural resource agencies
    • Commonwealth environmental and infrastructure agencies
    • international and local consulting firms
    • local government
    • conservation, environmental and community sectors
    • business and industry

    Professional Recognition

    The Master of Planning course is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. Completing the course provides formal recognition of foundational and entry level skills, knowledge and theory, allowing graduates to work as planners in the field of urban and regional planning.

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 74,176 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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