The Graduate Diploma in City Planning is a year-long program designed for you to 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, the environment and sustainability, strategic spatial planning, law, administration, research and analysis.

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Why choose this degree?

If you are looking to further develop your understanding and practical capabilities in planning with a year-long program, or to continue onto the Master of City Planning degree, this is the ideal pathway.

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

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Housing Consultancy
  • Urban Renewal
  • Environmental Management
  • Heritage
  • Urban Design

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree with a credit average or above (WAM 65+). Advanced standing may also be granted for completed or partially completed postgraduate awards from UNSW or from another institution. Students who do not meet these requirements may be eligible to commence their postgraduate planning studies through taking the Grad. Cert.

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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