Course

Master of Urban Management

Approved Abbreviation: MUrbMgt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1641.1

CRICOS Code: 057965J


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


This course will be replaced by 1674 Master of Urban Management and Planning from Autumn, 2010.

The Master of Urban Management is designed to increase the understanding of, and capacity to undertake, the strategic management of urban areas, to bring scholarly rigour to the business of urban management and to provide structured and systematic opportunities for intellectual engagement with urban management practice. The field of urban management has undergone rapid changes in the last twenty years. In order to manage this rapid growth it is moving from top-down prescriptive form of management to a more flexible approach that builds productive and livable urban communities. This course will introduce students to the most recent developments in urban management.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Peter Phibbsp.phibbs@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternalPeter Phibbs
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternalPeter Phibbs

Admission

Applications for the course must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Further information on postgraduate courses is available on the Local Admissions section of the UWS website.

Candidates must have a relevant Bachelors degree or equivalent demonstrating their capacity to perform consistently at credit level or above (such as in the field of planning, geography, social science, environmental studies, architecture and landscape studies, urban and regional studies, and public policy), and/or relevant professional work experience.

For international students a TOEFL score of 550+ or an IELTS score of 6.5+ is required for students where English is not their first language.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

1H session

101310.1Metropolitan Structures: Cities in Transformation
101311.1Urban Challenges: Developing Sustainable Places
101312.1Project Research Design Seminar 1
101313.1Urban Management Placement Project

And two Pool units from the Environmental Management, Tourism Planning or Property Development pools below, or two other Level 7 units with the approval of the Head of Program.

2H session

101314.2Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City
101315.2Financing Cities in the Global Economy
101316.1Project Research Design Seminar 2
101317.1Urban Management Placement Thesis

And two Pool units from the Environmental Management, Tourism Planning or Property Development pools below, or two other Level 7 units with the approval of the Head of Program.

Tourism Planning Pool Units

300346.1Social Impacts of Tourism
300345.1Tourism Planning and Development 1
300348.1Tourism Planning and Development 2
400366.1Tourism and Recreation Planning Information Systems

Environmental Management Pool Units

EH830A.1Environmental Assessment
EH829A.1Environmental Management Systems
300400.1Managing for Sustainable Development
300397.1Perspectives of Sustainable Development

Property and Investment Pool Units

DN805A.1Feasibility Studies
200695.1Income Property Appraisal
CO810A.1Property Portfolio Analysis
MCB617.1Property Development (V2)

The course includes an Industry Placement of unspecified duration (80-300 hours) for completion of the Urban Management Placement Project. Subject to approval of Course Advisor other research requirements may be substituted for this placement.



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