Graduate Diploma of Urban Planning & Design

University of Canberra

Through this course we will arm you with advanced professional knowledge, technical and analytical skills in the field of urban planning and planning regulation. You can choose to study either full-time and part-time, and delivery is through a suite of flexible modes that are innovative technology-facilitated, practice-based and research-led approaches. You will further specialise with a subject range which covers global cities, technology, urban economics and infrastructure development. If you are intending to progress to the Master of Urban Planning and Design, you will be required to engage with research methods and, as part of the preparation process for the extended project which forms part of the final master award, you will have the opportunity to complete a detailed planning report, focusing on innovation.

At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Postgraduate
Campus/Location: UC College, Bruce
Institution CRICOS: 00212K

Subjects

  • Urban Planning & Design

At UC, our degrees focus on developing skills for the real world. UC’s strong emphasis on work-integrated learning provides the practical experience that our students need to be job-ready. With UC located in the national capital of Australia, students also gain access to valuable internships, practical projects and industry networking contacts that will enhance their employability and enable them to gain a competitive edge when they enter the workforce after graduation. As a result, UC graduates have a 90 per cent employment rate and higher starting salaries than the average graduate across Australia (QILT 2017). 

World Ranked

  • Top two per cent of universities in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings)
  • Top 100 young universities worldwide (2017 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings and 2016/17 QS Young University Rankings)
  • Top 100 universities in Asia-Pacific region (2017 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings)
  • Ranked ‘Well above world-standard’ in the fields of ecological applications, environmental science and management research. Ranked ‘above world-standard’ in the fields of genetics, human movement and sport science, nursing and public health and health services research (2015 Excellence in Research Australia)

Our campus

  • Single campus located 10 minutes from the city and within walking distance from cafés, restaurants, a cinema, a shopping centre and beautiful lake.
  • UC has an on-campus medical centre, pharmacy, student-led health clinics, fitness centre and gym, food outlets and cafés, bank, bookshop, post office, childcare facilities and preschool.
  • UC has a full range of facilities including a library, a 24/7 computer lab and wireless access.
  • UC has a diverse community of over 17,500 students, including more than 4500 international students from over 107 countries.
  • UC has guaranteed on-campus accommodation for all international students.
  • UC public hospital will open on campus in 2018.

UC Locations

International students have the option to study some of UC degrees in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and across Queensland.

www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/campus-locations

Multi-Billion Dollar Campus Development

By 2030, UC campus will be transformed into a series of precincts, focusing on growing national and international partnerships, and transformational research and learning. Developments include an aged care facility, a cancer care centre and an innovation park. These facilities are being integrated into teaching and research, providing exciting new opportunities for the university and surrounding community. The campus development will also provide students with more work-integrated learning opportunities, such as internships and industry projects, than ever before.

Courses

We offer over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across a number of study areas including built environment and design, communication and media, education, government and policy, health, information technology, and many more. 

For more information about our courses, visit www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/courses/find-a-course

At University of Canberra, each and every one of our students is important to us. That’s why we have a range of resources and facilities available to all students should they need some help. These include International Student Support Service, multi-faith centre, medical, counselling centre and research students’ office, among many others.

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