Bachelor of Social Science / Master of Urban Management and Planning

If you are interested in a career in urban, social or cultural planning, the Bachelor of Social Science / Master of Urban Management and Planning is the course for you.

The degree gives you the professional and scholarly education to take a leadership role in urban management, strategic planning and policy development. The coursework includes preparation in professional practice, history, and the theoretical and legal frameworks for planning.

You will develop skills in a range of relevant areas including governance, urban finance and sustainable strategies. The three year Bachelor of Social Science component of this program is only offered at Penrith. The final year Master of Urban Management and Planning is only offered at Parramatta.


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 Social Science is 3 Years Full Time. The Master of Urban Management and Planning is 1 Year Full Time. 
Course Code 727630 [Penrith] 1678.2 [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 Social Science/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.

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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).