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

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Ranked in the top two percent of unis worldwide, Western offers you a world-class education that will have you ready for life after uni. With a wide range of courses to help you thrive in the workplaces of tomorrow, Western is the perfect place to discover your UNLIMITED potential.

If you're ready to secure your future with a degree from Western, applications are now open to commence study for the remainder of 2020 or in 2021. 

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 coursework 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.

Why study Urban Planning?

Hear what our Urban Planning students and industry partners have to say about the course.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

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

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $26,240*

Delivery: On campus

HSC True Reward

Our HSC True Reward early offer program will give you much-needed peace of mind, during a year of disruption. Acknowledging your hard work, our HSC True Reward program provides you with the opportunity to receive an early offer
to Western based on your Year 11* or Year 12 subject results and not your ATAR.

Applications for our HSC True Reward program are now open.

*Those that apply based on their Year 11 results will need to successfully complete the HSC.



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?

Find out where the Bachelor Planning has taken our graduate, Nazia Pokar.

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 course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.