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Master of City Planning/ Master of Project Management

What can you do with your degree?

World population growth, rapid urbanisation, climate change and other challenges mean that city planners are in demand worldwide. This means often means bigger, more complex projects as development navigates around existing infrastructure. Complementing city planning expertise with critical skills in project management opens the door to more roles and opportunities in industry. 

City planners work with all levels of government and with private developers, planning authorities and community organisations to create environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable urban regions.


Project manager

Manage project scope, schedules, budgets, resources, risks, procurement, communications, stakeholder relations, and project integration management to deliver successful projects. Projected 6.1 per cent job growth in the next five years and median salary of between $120k and $200k according to Seek (2021).

City and urban planners

Planning is the process of making decisions to guide future action. The planning profession (which is also referred to as ‘urban planning’ or ‘town planning’) is specifically concerned with shaping cities, towns and regions by managing development, infrastructure and services. Projected 13 per cent job growth in the next five years and median salary of$80k according to Seek (2021).

Planning consultant

Planning consultants frequently work with other professionals such as engineers, architects, building surveyors, economists, developers, politicians, scientists, and environmental scientists. Planning Consultant roles in Australia are typically advertised between $80k and $130k according to Seek (2021).

Professional accreditation

City planning accreditation

The Master of City Planning is accredited nationally by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and internationally with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Students whose first degree is in a related area will be eligible for full PIA membership after two years of professional experience following graduation. For students who hold first degrees in other areas, PIA accreditation pathways are also available. PIA has reciprocal accreditation arrangements with planning institutes in several other countries, however, these should be confirmed directly with PIA.

Project management accreditation

Bond University is the only university in Australia with programs recognised by all three of the following industry bodies including Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Centre (PIM-GAC), and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Why the world needs more project managers

By 2027, the world will need 88.7 million project managers.

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Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

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