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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning

  • Graduate Diploma

Graduate confident and well-prepared for work, with skills gained through a program designed in consultation with industry to provide you with the ideal balance of theoretical content and practical experience.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
5116, 025980G
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$41,040 per year / $41,040 total

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning is designed for recent graduates in any field, and for established professionals who wish to extend their skills and expertise. It will also help provide a preparation for entry into a masters program.

For your one year of full-time studies, you'll select from more than 20 courses, providing you with a high level of specialised knowledge together with valuable skills associated with your selected areas of study.

Graduates from UQ's Urban and Regional Planning program are sought after by employers for their ability to make environmentally, socially and economically sustainable decisions, and can expect to find employment in a variety of roles in both public and private sectors.

Study locations

St Lucia


What you will learn

  • Learn from Australia's best planning practitioners in a program recognised by employers as delivering high-quality, job-ready graduates.
  • Tailor your program to match your career goals through practical and flexible elective courses.
  • Benefit from collaborative learning spaces, such as the $1.5 million Planning Studio, that allow you to integrate maps, plans and computers while working together as a group and with external bodies to address real planning challenges.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Urban and regional planner
  • Development assessment officer
  • Urban designer
  • Land-use planning coordinator
  • Heritage conservation officer
  • Transport planner
  • Regional development officer
  • Spatial planner
  • Commercial and industrial development officer
  • Strategic planner