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Master of Planning

Approved Abbreviation: MPlan


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1712.3

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, some units may be offered at other campuses or by alternative modes of delivery.

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 2020 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.

For Commencement Year 2015 to 2019 - Please refer to 1712.2 Master of Planning

For Commencement Year 2014 - Please refer to 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 Ryan van den NouwelantSocialSciences@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, engineering 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.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

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

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

1H session

800218Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research

Autumn session

101633Managing Cities: History and Theory
101634Planning and Environmental Regulation
102069Heritage and Planning

Quarter 3 session

300708Planning and Development Control

2H session

800220Researcher Development 2: Proposing and Justifying Research

Spring session

101636Developing Sustainable Places
102194Social Research in the Digital World

Year 2

Autumn session

300716Building Studies
102604Urban Planning Placement Project
101637Urban Research Report
102769Health, Wellbeing and Place

Spring session

101314Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City
101315Financing Cities in the Global Economy
102698Green Urbanscapes: Bio-Physical Functions and Services
102180Translation from Theory and Research to Policy

Recommended Sequence: Mid-year Entry (Spring)

Year 1

Quarter 3 session

300708Planning and Development Control

2H session

800218Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research

Spring session

101636Developing Sustainable Places
102194Social Research in the Digital World

1H session

800220Researcher Development 2: Proposing and Justifying Research

Autumn session

101633Managing Cities: History and Theory
101634Planning and Environmental Regulation
102069Heritage and Planning

Year 2

Spring session

101314Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City
101315Financing Cities in the Global Economy
102698Green Urbanscapes: Bio-Physical Functions and Services
102180Translation from Theory and Research to Policy

Autumn session

300716Building Studies
102604Urban Planning Placement Project
101637Urban Research Report
102769Health, Wellbeing and Place


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