Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning - 171JA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline(s):||School of Design and the Built Environment|
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
Help shape the future of our livable environments
Planners play a key role in shaping our communities and, increasingly, the profession has been tasked with providing more innovative responses to changing urban form and more effective frameworks for private sector investment.
This course offers a part-time study option (if you’re waist deep in job deadlines) and is delivered using a combination of flexible education modes including tutorials, workshops and field trips. This project’s conclusion? You’ll have a professional body of knowledge that will help score you that ideal job – whether it’s in a private consulting firm, development company or in a suitably well-planned government department.
Study a Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning at UC and you will:
- develop an enhanced understanding of the theory and practice of planning across government and community expectations as a vehicle for change in urban and regional environments
- develop capabilities in problems solving and policy response in a multi-disciplinary context
- understand the concept of professional ethics and social responsibility in the planning community.
Opportunities exist for Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning graduates in a range of sectors, including:
- Local, state and federal governments involved with urban affairs, environmental management, transport, community development, heritage conservation, regional prosperity and related fields
- Private consulting forms
- Development companies
Course specific information
Students must have a degree in any field or equivalent as approved by the University.
- Prospective International Students
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
- Current and Commencing Students
- In person Faculty of Business, Government and Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 - Reception counter) or Email BGLCourseConveners@canberra.edu.au
- Prospective Domestic Students
- Email email@example.com or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Applicants must have a degree in any field or equivalent as approved by the University.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning (12 credit points)
- Required - Must pass 9 credit points as follows
Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- 6255 - Management Ethics PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6260 - Managing Government Finance G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6268 - Public Policy PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6426 - Governance in Business and Government PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 7631 - Architecture History and Theory PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8029 - Australian Waterways G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8032 - Ecology and River Function G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8079 - GIS Analysis G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8081 - GIS Geo-Database Mgmt Systems G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8085 - GIS Open GI Infrastructures G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8086 - GIS Organisation & Project Management G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8091 - GIS Spatial Statistics G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8216 - GIS Visualisation and Cartography G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8217 - GIS Data Modelling and Data Structures G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8218 - GIS Data Sources and Data Acquisition G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8219 - GIS Introduction G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8262 - Defining Moments in Australian Design PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8312 - Collaborative Studio PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8313 - Design Research Methods PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8411 - History of Australian Architecture PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8556 - Public Administration G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8558 - Public Admin at the Interface PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8644 - Housing Policy and Change G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8645 - Indigenous Participatory Planning G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8646 - Planning for Cities and Climate Change G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8647 - Coastal Planning G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8648 - Planning for Healthy Cities G - 3 cp, Level G
|Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning||GradCert Urb&RegPlan|
- UC - Canberra, Bruce
Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.
Unit Delivery ModesDelivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.
Advanced skills appropriate to leadership roles in different levels of government will be developed in fields ranging from the foundations of urban planning and spatial sciences through to program development and evaluation. The course will emphasise implementation techniques, and will develop an understanding of: The key social, economic and environmental considerations in urban and regional planning; The role of the private sector as an investor, project partner or expert adviser; The role of the community in the process of urban and regional planning; The role of regulation in the private/ public interface of urban and regional development; Effective roles in urban and regional management for different levels of government.
Special Class Delivery Details
The course is delivered using a combination of flexible modes with traditional teaching methods comprising lectures, tutorials and workshops and field trips. A number of units are available in intensive mode. On line content for the core units will be progressively made available.
|Course Objectives||Graduate Qualities|
|Knowledge of planning||Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the theory and practice of planning across government and community expectations of planning as a vehicle for change in urban and regional environments. A high standard of information literacy is expected together with competency in available information and communication technology which can support planning decision making.|
|Skills appropriate to the profession and workforce||Students will develop capabilities in problems solving and policy response in a multi disciplinary context.An emphasis will be placed on developing effective workplace skills through a focus on team work and personal communication attributes.|
|An ethical understanding of planning and its potential contribution to societal change||Students will understand the concept of professional ethics and social responsibility for the planning community. The expectation of commitment to lifelong learning and professional development will be among the personal attributes expected of graduates.|
Standard one semester full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
The Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning is subsumable into the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning.
- 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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