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Master of Planning

Course summary for current students

Award granted Master of Planning
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code058371E
Deakin course codeA763

Offered to continuing students only.  Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information. This course has been revised, please refer to S763.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Planning will produce graduates who can work in a variety of different areas across a range of planning situations. They will have the ability to project manage and facilitate across a number of professional areas. They will grasp the complexity of projects and understand the broad range of disciplines and fields that need to work together to achieve sound environmental outcomes.

Graduates of the course will:

  • understand integrated planning across a range of disciplines
  • be broadly equipped to have an impact on government and the private sector
  • be people who can challenge, change, think and lead
  • be analytical, informed, creative, committed; people who are trying to change things for the better
  • have an ability to integrate and coordinate disciplines, and offer thought leadership
  • be spatial planners - place makers who can join the dots.

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Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Planning, you must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:

  • 5 compulsory core units; and
  • 7 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below,

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Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

Specialisations are available in the following areas:

Urban Design
Healthy Cities
Cultural Heritage
Public Policy and Governance
Environmental Management
Planning Research

Note: Students who complete a specialisation of 4 credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.

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Course structure

Compulsory core units


Trimester 1

AIA718 Planning Theory, History and Current Issues  

SRD761 Designing Urban Environments  


Trimester 2

AIA701 Unit description is currently unavailable  

HSH724 Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities  

 

Trimester 3

SRD762 Interdisciplinary Planning and Design  

 

Successful completion of AIA701 satisfies Planning Institute of Australia accreditation.

 

Electives

Trimester 1

AIA716 Unit description is currently unavailable  **

AIM701 Heritage, Memory and Identity  

AIM707 Introduction to Traditional Buildings  

AIM708 World Heritage  

AIP740 Public Policy Analysis  *

AIP745 Unit description is currently unavailable  

ASC741 Conducting Qualitative Research  

ASC742 Survey Research  

ASD711 Unit description is currently unavailable  

HSH709 Health and Social Impact Assessment  

HSH739 International Perspectives on Health Policy and Planning  **

SLE721 Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development  

SLE725 Environmental Management Systems  

SLE795 Planning and Techniques for Interpretation  

SRA742 Urban Perspectives  

SRA760 Urban Ecologies  


Trimester 2

AIM703 Introduction to Heritage Planning  

AIM704 Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism  

AIM705 Conservation Management Planning  **

AIM709 Intangible Heritage  

AIM710 Unit description is currently unavailable  

AIM714 Cultural Landscapes  

AIM716 Unit description is currently unavailable  ***

AIP747 Policy and Program Evaluation  

ASC743 Analysing Qualitative Data  

ASC744 Analysis of Quantitative Data  

MMM796 Managing Arts in Community Settings  

SLE722 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SRD764 Urban Design Studio  

SRM781 Managing Change and Innovation  


Trimester 1 or trimester 2

HSH740 People, Health and Planning  

SRM771 Work Place Assessment  

 

Trimester 3

HSH736 Community Consultation and Participation  

AIP773 Governance and Accountability  

 

*AIP740 is also offered trimester 3 (Cloud (online) only)

** Not offered 2010

*** Offered in alternate years, not offered 2010. Offered 2011, 2013.

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Details of specialisations

Urban Design

SRA742 Urban Perspectives  

SRA760 Urban Ecologies  

SRD764 Urban Design Studio  

SRM781 Managing Change and Innovation  

 

All Students wishing to undertake the Urban Design specialism will need to undertake the core unit SRD761 Designing Urban Environments

Healthy Cities

HSH709 Health and Social Impact Assessment  

HSH736 Community Consultation and Participation  

HSH739 International Perspectives on Health Policy and Planning  *

HSH740 People, Health and Planning  


* HSH739 is not offered in 2010

Cultural Heritage

AIM701 Heritage, Memory and Identity  

AIM703 Introduction to Heritage Planning  

AIM707 Introduction to Traditional Buildings  

AIM716 Unit description is currently unavailable  *

 

* Offered in alternate years, not offered 2010. Offered 2011, 2013.

Public Policy and Governance

AIP740 Public Policy Analysis  

AIP745 Unit description is currently unavailable  

AIP747 Policy and Program Evaluation  

ASD711 Unit description is currently unavailable  

Environmental Management

SLE721 Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development  

SLE722 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SLE725 Environmental Management Systems  

SLE795 Planning and Techniques for Interpretation  

Planning Research

AIA716 Unit description is currently unavailable  *

HSH731 Minor Project A  

HSH732 Minor Project B  

SRM771 Work Place Assessment  

 

* AIA716 is not offered in 2010.

 

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8th June 2007