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Design the cities of tomorrow & Advance your knowledge in project management

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 Master 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 Master 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 Master 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.

Graduates of this programs will have the knowledge, skills and adaptability to address the current and emerging urban and environmental challenges of city regions, the dominant settlement form in this ‘urban century’.

A booming economy demands more project managers. As the number of projects increase, employers seek graduates with skills in communication, leadership, team management, negotiation, and risk management. Graduates must be able to apply these skills to an agile and flexible industry.

The Master of Project Management at Bond equips graduates with knowledge in an array of areas, including sustainable practices, strategy, and market performance. Graduate with a professional recognised qualification with Bond’s accelerated degrees.

Intensive mode delivery

The Master of City Planning / Master of Project Management is delivered in intensive mode. Intensive mode delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Each subject is delivered over three-day sessions, usually scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately seven contact hours per day) with a break of five weeks between session one and session two of each subject.  Each intensive subject provides 42 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during contact hours. International students are required to be on campus every week. 

Key features

  • Intensive mode delivery
  • Highly relevant and in-demand qualification
  • 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 Master of City Planning program aims to produce innovative practice-oriented graduates with the capacity to play a leading role in creating sustainable cities and regions.  This program is designed to equip students for rewarding professional work planning for 21st century global-local challenges including rapid urbanisation, climate change, resource constraints, globalisation and technological disruption. Show more

The Master of City Planning program aims to produce innovative practice-oriented graduates with the capacity to play a leading role in creating sustainable cities and regions.  This program is designed to equip students for rewarding professional work planning for 21st century global-local challenges including rapid urbanisation, climate change, resource constraints, globalisation and technological disruption.  With its distinctive interdisciplinary urban design orientation, the program will cultivate city planners and urban designers with the global perspective, knowledge, skills and adaptability to make a significant contribution to addressing these challenges. The Master of Project Management program provides a comprehensive business-ready foundation that will equip students from any background with the knowledge required to develop a career and expertise in project management. The Master of Project Management features four distinct study themes including strategy, sustainability, managing complex problems and teams, and virtual teams and global working. The curriculum addresses a range of topics including conflict resolution, effective integrated planning, management, market performance, portfolio management, public and private sector investment and risk identification. External speakers from leading investment banks, credit agencies and portfolio fund managers contribute to case studies and workshops. Show less

ModeOn Campus  and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaArchitecture and Built Environment
Program codeSD-94010
CRICOS code0101290
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $13,563* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $14,043* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $81,380
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $84,260

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 most other universities.

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.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic entry requirements

Admission to the program is based on successful completion of a cognate undergraduate 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.

The Master of City Planning / Master of Project Management program at Bond University aims to produce practice-oriented city planners and urban designers with the capacity to play a leading role in shaping sustainable cities and regions. This program will equip students for rewarding professional work in private consultancies and the public sector both in Australia and overseas. 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 a comprehensive knowledge of city planning, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world. This degree will provide you with the ability to progress into a wide range of career pathways in project management, in all areas of industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. Opportunities include architecture, construction, facilities management, IT and property, with skills also applicable to related sectors such as civil engineering and mining. You will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable practices, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world. 

This degree will provide you with the ability to progress into a wide range of career pathways in project management, in all areas of industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. Opportunities include architecture, construction, facilities management, IT and property, with skills also applicable to related sectors such as civil engineering and mining. You will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable practices, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Project Management degree component is internationally recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). The Master of Project Management is accredited by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

The Master of City Planning/Master of Project Management is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Experience project management

What does the future City of Gold Coast look like?

The Gold Coast is a linear city fringed by beautiful beaches and backed by the mountains of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests.  Over 600,000 people live here and as the city grows, so too does its diversity, expanding the city’s economic base and underpinning a creative culture and vibrant community life.

With rapid growth comes change, and the need for planning to accommodate a growing community. Read more here.

Why the world needs more project managers

By 2027, the world will need 88.7 million project managers. PMI projects a potential loss of 27.9 billion US dollars across 11 countries if more skilled project managers do not join the workforce.

Professor Patching explains, the skills of project managers have changed in previous years and Bond’s undergraduate and postgraduate project management degrees are designed to equip graduates with the skills they need for the future role of the project manager.

Read more here.

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