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Design the cities of tomorrow

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.  

Learn the skill of City Planning in one of the fastest growing cities in Australia, the Gold Coast. Our Graduate Diploma of City Planning produces practice-oriented city planners and urban designers with the capacity to play a leading role in shaping sustainable cities and regions. This program equips students for rewarding professional work in private consultancies and the public sector both in Australia and overseas.

By studying the Graduate Diploma of City Planning you will engage in real world projects informed by industry professionals and stakeholders. You will engage in realistic experiential learning through our practical studio project-based approach. Our Graduate Diploma of City Planning is actively engaged with industry partners and underpinned by strong interdisciplinary links with allied academic programs in Property, Project Management and Architecture.

Key features

  • Highly relevant and in-demand qualification
  • Practical learning and cross-disciplinary experiences
  • Small class sizes and a personalised approach to learning
  • Ability to build and develop ongoing networks with peers and alumni in City Planning and related professional fields of Architecture, Property and Project Management

About the program

The Graduate Certificate in City Planning, as a nested program within the Master of City Planning, is designed to boost graduates’ capacity to engage in rewarding professional work involved in planning for 21st century global-local challenges including rapid urbanisation, climate change, resource constraints, globalisation and technological disruption. Show more

The Graduate Certificate in City Planning, as a nested program within the Master of City Planning, is designed to boost graduates’ capacity to engage in rewarding professional work involved in planning for 21st century global-local challenges including rapid urbanisation, climate change, resource constraints, globalisation and technological disruption.  The program structure enables students to select a combination of subjects that will enhance their global perspective, knowledge, skills and adaptability in relation to city planning.  The Graduate Certificate in City Planning will be attractive to students seeking to add to their existing knowledge and professional skills base, as well as those wishing to articulate to the Graduate Diploma or Master of City Planning. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Multi-modal delivery with classes designed to support and engage all learners regardless of physical location.
Duration1 semester (4 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
Program typePostgraduate Certificate
Study areaArchitecture and Built Environment
Program codeSD-93042
CRICOS code0101286
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

View the Graduate Certificate of City Planning - Program Structure and Sequencing

The structure of the Graduate Certificate of City Planning is based on theoretical and practical subjects. This program is designed in close consultation with prominent industry professional boards to ensure the integrity and contemporary relevance of the degree.

Students must complete four subjects (40 cp), including at least three from the following list:

Plus

  • General Elective (1)
    • Students must choose one elective from the list of available postgraduate subjects from across the University. Students may apply to do an internship as an elective.

The below fees are based on a total cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2020 fees: $21,720

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree in a field cognate to the proposed degree.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Future outcomes

The majority of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, with urban management, sustainability and climate change becoming fundamental challenges for the government, private and community sectors in Australia and around the world. The need for strategic planning of cities is increasing globally in what has been dubbed ‘the urban century’: around four Billion people, 55% of the world’s population, now live in cities and the proportion is expected to rise to 68% by 2050. City planners will play a major role in assisting cities to meet climate change challenges and take advantage of rapid advances in technology.

Bond's City Planning programs aim to produce practice-oriented city planners and urban designers with the capacity to play a leading role in shaping sustainable cities and regions. This degree will provide you with access to a wide range of career pathways in the built environment. Graduates of this program will be equipped with knowledge of city planning, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world.

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