Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning)


Liberate your ambition and stand out from the rest, at the world’s best. Classes start in 2023.

Explore what it's like to go to #1 Uni in the world*

*Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022

Planning at Western

The Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning) degree is a four-year accredited program in urban and regional planning. The Bachelor degree will equip you with the range of specialist and generic skills needed for the workforce or for proceeding to advanced study.

The Geography and Urban Studies major and Master of Urban Management and Planning components cover the history, theory and method of geography and planning, as well as preparation for professional practice as a town planner.

The program work includes preparation in professional practice, history and the theoretical and legal frameworks for planning. You will develop skills in a range of relevant areas including governance, urban finance and sustainable strategies.

The three-year Bachelor of Planning component of this program is offered at Parramatta and Penrith. The final year Master of Urban Management and Planning is only offered at Parramatta campus.

The degree incorporates a placement with local planning/urban management employers, working on a variety of planning tasks to ensure you graduate with an understanding of the planning/urban management workplace.

Celebrating 25 years of Urban Planning at Western

Why study Urban Planning?

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $27,552*

Delivery: On campus



Start your unlimited journey today.

"Coming from the Blue Mountains, I saw how the University supported the community during the bushfires. That sealed my choice."

— Alyce Noney . Bachelor of Planning/Master of Urban Management and Planning.

Where can an Urban Planning degree take you?

Practical experience

The degree incorporates a placement with local planning/urban management employers, working on a variety of planning tasks. This placement will provide students with an understanding of the planning/urban management workplace.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Planning, when completed in conjunction with the Master of Urban Management and Planning, is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

*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.