Graduate Certificate of Science (Tropical Urban and Regional Planning)
Further training and skills for planners in urban, shire and regional settings.
|Midyear start - Yes|
|0.5 years full time
Part time available
|CRICOS code is 076295G|
Planning is the process of developing settlements and communities in a range of environments.
What you will learn
This program focuses on the relationship between people and the environment, and the characteristics of remote and rural settlements. This course also provides the opportunity for allied professionals to broaden their knowledge in the field of planning. This is a flexible course, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your professional needs and interests.
How you will study
This course is available in Townsville and Cairns. It is available part time (domestic students only) and full time.
The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences teaches this course. The School 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.
A postgraduate qualification from JCU can enhance your career prospects, enable you to reskill and change careers completely, or develop a specialist area of expertise and personal interest.
The tropical north, in particular northern Queensland, is experiencing a wave of population and economic growth which drives urban and infrastructural development. New developments create substantial planning challenges that span social, economic and environmental spheres. Currently, there is a critical nationwide shortage of planners.
Qualifications from the Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning’s (CTURP) industry oriented courses will open plenty of opportunities for graduates 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 (e.g. overseas aid organisations).