Bachelor of Planning / Master of Urban Management and Planning

The Bachelor of Planning as a Pathway to Urban Management and Planning is a specialised undergraduate degree that grants students guaranteed access to the UWS Master of Urban Management and Planning course. It is the only four year accredited planning degree in Sydney. When both this course and the Master of Urban Management and Planning course are completed together, the degree is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia,(opens in a new window) resulting in a professionally recognised degree. Despite being specialised to the Masters program, the undergraduate years still allow students to explore other avenues through four elective courses. For more information on the fourth (masters) year, go to the Master of Urban Management and Planning page.


Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Penrith campus Penrith campus
Duration 4 Years Full Time / 8 Years Part Time The Bachelor of Planning is 3 Years Full Time. The Master of Urban Management and Planning is 1 Year Full Time. 
Course Code 727630 [Penrith] 1732.1 [CRICOS Code 069897F]
Entrance Rank 82.00 ATAR [Penrith] Please refer to Admission Requirements
Fee Information Local Course Fees (opens in a new window) International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Part time-study is only available to local students and is generally completed by day classes as there are limited night classes.

A Career in Urban Planning

After graduating from the Bachelor of Planning/Master of Urban Management and Planning, you may pursue a career in:

  • local government
  • regional organisations
  • state and federal government departments concerned with urban and regional affairs
  • planning consultancies
  • international development agencies
  • research and policy organisations.

How to Apply

All domestic applications for entry to UWS undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the UWS International Admissions pages.

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information Request a Course Information Pack


If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).