Graduate Certificate of Science in Tropical Urban and Regional Planning




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
JCU is tropical urban and regional planning courses are designed for planners in urban, shire and regional settings. They provide scope for allied professionals to widen their knowledge in the field of planning.
Teaching emphasis is placed on the interactions of humans and the environment, and the particular characteristics of settlements and issues in remote and tropical environments.
It is a flexible course, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your professional needs and interests. This course is available in Townsville and Cairns. It is available part time (domestic students only) and full time.
James Cook University brings together a team of academic and associate staff across multiple disciplines.
Nationally-recognised leader in geoscience
major research centres including the Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning
internationally-acclaimed academic teaching staff
strong collaboration with industry and research organisations, both locally and internationally.
Career opportunities
The course has been designed in consultation with the Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Australian Institute of Architects, and state and commonwealth departments and organisations. The Master of Applied Science is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.
Our graduates find careers as planners, policy makers, consultants, researchers, and impact assessors for government agencies at federal, state and local levels, environmental planning firms, environmental assessment consultants, property development companies, regional development organisations, and non-government agencies (for example, overseas aid organisations).


Which department am I in? Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have successful completion of study equivalent to an Australian undergraduate Bachelor degree. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Completion of a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience.
Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 57.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

Full Time (0.5 years)

AUD $18,750 for the entire course

19 February 2018, 23 July 2018

Cairns Campus 14-88 McGregor Road, SMITHFIELD, Queensland, 4878, CAIRNS, Australia

Full Time (6 months)

AUD $18,750 for the entire course

19 February 2018, 23 July 2018

James Cook University Townsville Campus, 1 James Cook Drive, OAK VALLEY, Queensland, 4811, TOWNSVILLE, Australia