Postgraduate

Master of Environmental Planning

This course is designed for students wishing to gain practical skills and experience in planning for sustainable planning and development in both urban and rural environments.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Graduates can find employment in a number of well-paid and in demand careers, including urban planning, environmental consultancy, impact assessment and conservation. These span across the public and private sector, with employers in local, State and Federal Government, business and industry and community-based conservation and development organisations.
Graduates can find employment in a number of well-paid and in demand careers, including urban planning, environmental consultancy, impact assessment and conservation. These span across the public and private sector, with employers in local, State and Federal Government, business and industry and community-based conservation and development organisations.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2020
$55,600.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
96
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$76,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$78,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation
(2) For the Environmental Management or Environmental Economics specialisations an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either science, engineering, economics, natural resource management, urban and regional planning, or policy studies; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA
(3) For the Catchments and Water or Environmental Rehabilitation or Sensing and Data Science specialisations an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either earth, environmental, engineering, biological or physical sciences; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA
(4) For the Marine and Coastal specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either marine, environmental, engineering, biological or physical sciences; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

With an increasingly urbanised population, the need to ensure planned development and utilisation of our urban and natural environment is paramount both in Australia and overseas. This course explores how professionals in the fields of planning, development and conservation are working towards sustainable urban design, conservation of natural resources and urban heritage management. 

About the course

This course provides students with essential practical skills and workplace experience in planning and development in urban and rural environments.
Master of Environmental Planning

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5-2 years
Master of Environmental Planning
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5-2 years
Master of Environmental Planning

Why study this course?

  1. This is the only Master's in Environmental Planning offered in Western Australia and reflects the demand for skilled graduates to work in areas of urban and environmental planning, development and conservation.
  2. You will develop essential skills in theoretical and applied aspects of planning in both urban and natural environments.
  3. Workplace integrated learning via internships, practicums and assessments focusing on professional skills development is integral to the program.
 
Master of Environmental Planning
Master of Environmental Planning

What you will learn

  • Develop essential skills and knowledge across an integrated field of disciplines covering the planning and management of the natural and built environment
  • Identify practical solutions and planning approaches to ensure that planning delivers the objectives of sustainable development
  • Develop workplace relevant skills including teamwork, oral presentations and report writing for employers
  • Gain professional experience and build your career networks through a work placement in your final year
 
Master of Environmental Planning