Master of Sustainable Urban Planning and Development

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Master of Sustainable Urban Planning and Development
Programme Code: M6MUPQ

Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 99782

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 31 October 2023

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 1 Year Full-Time and 2 Years Part-Time

Programme Fees


The purpose of the programme is to develop built environment professionals specialising in the sustainable planning, design, development and management of urban centres. These graduates will acquire advanced abilities in applying sustainable development principles to urban development to benefit societies at large. One of the main objectives is to develop an advanced capability to independently conduct fundamental urban issues related research and as such promote a lifelong learning approach.

Admission Requirements

Any holder of a Bachelor honours degree in any relevant field, such as technological, commercial, science and arts will be eligible for admission to study towards the Master of Sustainable Urban Planning and Development

Or Holders of Bachelor of Technology Degrees with additional research experience at Honours Level or participation in a bridging programme and a minimum of 2 years work experience will also be eligible for admission to study towards the Master of Sustainable Urban Planning and Development.

Selection Process

Students are selected based on academic merit and an approved field(s) of study. An average mark of 65% in the previous degree qualification is generally required.

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