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Master of Urban and Regional Planning - 173JA

Course Code: 173JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
UAC Code: 880346
CRICOS Code: 071933M
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Whether urban or regional, it’s all in the planning

Accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia (highly regarded for practicing professionals), this course will give you the advanced skills you need to secure a leadership role, in fields ranging from elemental urban and regional planning through to program development and project implementation.

By examining contemporary issues like social, economic and environmental factors, you’ll also author a significant piece of research that will demonstrate your literary and oral competency (great prep for future client presentations). With innovation in infrastructure development emerging as a national priority, it’s time for you to master the art of shaping our future communities.

Study a Master of 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 problem solving and policy response in a multi-disciplinary context, with an emphasis on developing effective workplace skills through a focus on team work and personal communication attributes
  • understand the concept of professional ethics and social responsibility within the planning community
  • study the key social, economic and environmental considerations in urban and regional planning, including the role of the private sector, the community and the importance of regulation in the interface of urban and regional development.

Work integrated learning

In this course, work/study combinations are encouraged as part of the Faculty of Business, Government & Law’s commitment to supporting work integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

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

  • 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
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au Ph 1300 301 727

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
Master of Urban and Regional Planning M Urb&RegPlan

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

Typical Study Pattern

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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 Modes

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


Professional Accreditation

Accreditation from the Planning Institute of Australia is awarded until the end of 2022.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a specialised knowledge of the theory and practice of planning across government and community expectations of planning as a vehicle for change in urban and regional environments.
UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real?world problems; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession; and
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
2. Demonstrate a high standard of information literacy to support planning decision making. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real?world problems; and
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession; and
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
3. Apply specialised knowledge and skills to solve complex problems and construct relevant policy responses in a multi-disciplinary planning context. UC graduates are professional:
Communicate effectively;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Be self-aware; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
4. Communicate planning strategies and issues in the workplace to a range of audiences including specialists and, government, industry and community stakeholders. Graduates are professional: Working in teams and in collaboration with industry is an expectation of graduates.

Graduates are global citizens: The ability to work in multi-disciplinary contexts taking into account culturally diversity and a global perspective is expected of graduates.

Graduates are lifelong learners: The commitment to lifelong learning and professional development will be among the personal attributes expected of graduates.
5. Act responsibly, ethically and professionally as a practitioner in the planning field, displaying autonomous expert judgement in making planning decisions. Graduates are professional: Working in teams and in collaboration with industry is an expectation of graduates.

Graduates are global citizens: The ability to work in multi-disciplinary contexts taking into account culturally diversity and a global perspective is expected of graduates.

Graduates are lifelong learners: The commitment to lifelong learning and professional development will be among the personal attributes expected of graduates.
6. Synthesis an integrated understanding of the concept of professional ethics and social responsibility of a planners role in contributing to societal change. Graduates are professional: Working in teams and in collaboration with industry is an expectation of graduates.

Graduates are global citizens: The ability to work in multi-disciplinary contexts taking into account culturally diversity and a global perspective is expected of graduates.

Graduates are lifelong learners: The commitment to lifelong learning and professional development will be among the personal attributes expected of graduates.
7. Plan and undertake a research-based project relevant to the planning field, utilising relevant research principles and methods. Graduates are professional: Working in teams and in collaboration with industry is an expectation of graduates.

Graduates are global citizens: The ability to work in multi-disciplinary contexts taking into account culturally diversity and a global perspective is expected of graduates.

Graduates are lifelong learners: The commitment to lifelong learning and professional development will be among the personal attributes expected of graduates.
8. Analyse and present research findings using appropriate industry relevant tools, reports or outputs. Graduates are professional: Working in teams and in collaboration with industry is an expectation of graduates.

Graduates are global citizens: The ability to work in multi-disciplinary contexts taking into account culturally diversity and a global perspective is expected of graduates.

Graduates are lifelong learners: The commitment to lifelong learning and professional development will be among the personal attributes expected of graduates.

Course Duration

Standard: 4 semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum: 12 semesters.

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

The Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning and the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning are subsumable into this course.

Internationalisation

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.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->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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