The Graduate Certificate in City Planning is a six-month program designed to help you move into planning from a related discipline, or to gain a greater understanding of planning from a relevant professional standpoint. Key areas of study include urban society, theory and history, city economics and development, environment and sustainability, strategic spatial planning, law, administration, research and analysis.

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Why choose this degree?

If you are looking for foundational knowledge and practical capabilities in planning with a six-month program, or intending to continue to the Graduate Diploma and the Master of City Planning, this is for you.

Who should choose this degree?

Students with an undergraduate qualification in a related discipline who seek to move into planning, and professionals who work in other sectors whose work intersects with the planning system, will choose this program.

Degree Structure

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a credit average or above (WAM of 65+). Students applying for either the Grad. Dip or MCP who do not meet these standard admission requirements, may be able to enter the Grad. Cert. This will be at the discretion of he Program Director or Academic Coordinator who will assess applications on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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