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Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning - 172JA

Course Code: 172JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
UAC Code: 880347
CRICOS Code: 071890F
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Shape the future of our urban communities

Planners play a critical role in shaping our communities, and increasingly, the profession is focusing on innovation in the areas of urban management and infrastructure planning and the contemporary planning issues that arise from these.

This course will teach you advanced technical research skills and allow you to develop a professional body of knowledge appropriate to leadership roles in various levels of government, in fields ranging from urban planning and the spatial sciences through to program development and evaluation.

Study a Graduate Diploma 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 sectors 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 for the planning community
  • have a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning graduates in a range of sectors, including in:

  • local, state and federal government departments involved with urban affairs
  • development companies
  • environmental management
  • community development
  • heritage conservation

Course specific information

Students must have a degree in any field or equivalent as approved by the University.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au 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

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a degree in any field or equivalent as approved by the University.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning GradDip Urb&RegPlan

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Graduate Employment

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

Part-time study options are available and work/study combinations encouraged. 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 Learning Outcomes

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.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.

Honours

Not applicable.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning is subsumable into this courses. The Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning is subsumable into the Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 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

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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