As more and more people live in our cities than in rural areas there’s a greater need for urban planning that adds to our quality of life.
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Shape the urban future
At Western Sydney University our Master of Urban Management and Planning degree gives you the education, skills and real world knowledge needed to help shape the future of the way we live.
Located at the center of Sydney’s population growth, our Parramatta City Campus gives you a unique insight into the modern challenges of planning and urban living.
Learning from internationally recognised scholars, you’ll be equipped with a breadth of knowledge and understanding to further your career in planning and management with local, state, national and international agencies as well as in the private and community sector.
Celebrating 25 years of Urban Planning at Western
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $28,080*
Delivery: On campus
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With this degree you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Planning and management in local, state and federal government agencies or the private sector
- Zoning and land use
- Social policy development
- Sustainability and the environment
In this role you'll help to shape communities from the ground up. As a specialist in land use you will develop plans to accommodate growth, revitalise towns and cities, make communities more attractive to business and keep them vibrant and healthy.
Research involves compiling data, analysing trends and noting observations in the area of urban trends and geography. This work is recorded in reports that are used to assist with the development of that field.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental impact assessments predict the consequences that a certain policy, plan or project may have on the wider environment before they are implemented. It involves a wide range of research and analysis with a focus on protecting the environment.
Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts that relate to the benefit of society. It involves working with a range of government agencies and community groups to pinpoint relevant solutions.
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Other study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.