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Master of Planning

Approved Abbreviation: MPlan


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1712.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 080224K


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


This course is offered at the Parramatta City campus. However, as noted below, those units which are shared with the Master of Social Science degree are only available at Penrith campus.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2014 - 1712.1 Master of Planning

The Master of Planning is a two year course in urban and regional planning. The degree equips the students with professional and scholarly education to take a leadership role in statutory town planning practice as well as policy development. This course has a strong emphasis on research rooted in social sciences and in the fast growing Greater Western Sydney Region. The coursework includes learning and training in history and theory, governance, professional practice, economic development, sustainability, transport planning, spatial analysis, and legal frameworks for planning.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Cameron McAuliffec.mcauliffe@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Master of Planning is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree

Or

Have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work experience in planning, geography, social science, environmental studies, architecture and landscape studies, urban and regional studies or public policy.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points including the units listed below.

Note: Units shared with the Master of Social Science degree are only available at the Penrith Campus.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

102175.1Research in the Social Sciences
102179.1Theories of the Social
101633.2Managing Cities: History and Theory
101634.2Planning and Environmental Regulation

2H session

102177.2Advanced Social Research Methods

Spring session

102180.2Translation from Theory and Research to Policy
101636.2Developing Sustainable Places
101315.3Financing Cities in the Global Economy

Year 2

1H session

102040.2Master of Social Science Thesis

Autumn session

102069.1Heritage and Planning
102604.1Urban Planning Placement Project

2H session

102040.2Master of Social Science Thesis

Spring session

101314.3Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City

Master`s Level Elective

Recommended Sequence: Mid-year Entry (Spring)

Year 1

Spring session

102180.2Translation from Theory and Research to Policy
101636.2Developing Sustainable Places
101315.3Financing Cities in the Global Economy
101314.3Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City

Autumn session

102175.1Research in the Social Sciences
102179.1Theories of the Social
101633.2Managing Cities: History and Theory
101634.2Planning and Environmental Regulation

Year 2

2H session

102040.2Master of Social Science Thesis
102177.2Advanced Social Research Methods

Spring session

Master`s Level Elective

1H session

102040.2Master of Social Science Thesis

Autumn session

102069.1Heritage and Planning
102604.1Urban Planning Placement Project

Equivalent Specialisation Units

The Specialisation units listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these units in 2017 or earlier

101635 - Urban Planning Placement Project



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