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Sustainable Urban & Transportation Planning

Seneca College - Newnham
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Tuition fee CA$16,495 per program

The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$14,970), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$390 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

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This two-semester graduate certificate prepares students for planning roles focused on ensuring urban areas that are sustainable, inclusive, and equitable. In addition to utilizing the technical skills from the program, students will integrate economic, social-cultural, political and environmental considerations to imagine creative solutions to for urban and transportation projects.

This program will help students better understand land development and environmental and social issues through the analysis and review of case studies. Further, it will familiarize graduates with the legal basis for land use planning. Graduates will also be introduced to legislation and current policies used to develop sustainable communities and enhance urban infrastructure and transportation facilities. Graduates will learn and work with the most up-to-date technologies, including Geographical Information System (GIS). They will learn the fundamentals of urban planning, planning policy frameworks and the structure of planning practices.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Create development plans for urban planning and transportation projects
  • Analyze environmental impact assessments
  • Interpret, analyze, and manage urban infrastructure assets using Geographic Information Systems
  • Conduct environmental assessments and environmental impact studies
  • Transportation and land planning for Indigenous communities
  • Spatial data acquisition and analysis
  • Stakeholder negotiation
  • Case study review and analysis
  • Urban projects management
  • Planning policy frameworks
  • Planning justification reports

Work Experience

This program will not offer a co-op; however, students will engage in experiential learning by completing industry-related capstone projects. Examples of experiential learning methods could include studio-based projects, field trips and guest speakers.

Graduates of this program are eligible to pursue the Registered Professional Planner certification, which opens opportunities for more senior positions after five years of field work experience.

Career opportunities

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Urban planners
  • Transportation planners
  • Land-use planners
  • Environmental planners
Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States