Graduate Diploma of Planning

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Planning

This course is an exit option only

Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeS663

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Planning can only be completed as an exit option from the Master of Planning (Professional). The course is made up of 8 credit points of study that will help you to consolidate your understanding of planning from a variety of cross-discipline perspectives.

As a graduate of the course you will be able to contribute to a variety of areas across a range of planning issues and be broadly equipped to collaborate on projects within the public and private sectors.

The Healthy Cities specialism can only be completed in campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne).

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Planning, you must successfully complete 8 credit points from the units listed below.

  • 4 compulsory core units; and
  • 4 credit points of electives

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Specialisations are available in the following areas:
Urban Design
Healthy Cities
Cultural Heritage
Landscape Environmental Management 
Infrastructure and Planning 

Course structure

Choose any four core units from the following:

Trimester 1

AIA718Planning Theory, History and Current Issues

SRD761Designing Urban Environments

SRP782Urban Dynamics and Change

SRR782Research Methodology

Trimester 2

SRA744Urban Patterns and Precedents

HSH724"Glocal" Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

SRM781Managing Change and Innovation

SRP781Planning Processes and Practice

Trimester 3

SRD762Interdisciplinary Planning and Design

Elective Units

Students may choose any specialisation comprising four elective credit points.

Details of specialisations

Urban Design - unit set code SP-S000057

Waterfront (Geelong)

SRA742Urban Perspectives

SRA760Urban Ecologies

SRD764Urban Design Studio

SRM771Work Place Assessment

Healthy Cities - unit set code SP-S000058

Burwood (Melbourne)

HSH709Health and Social Impact Assessment

HSH736Community Consultation and Participation

HSH724"Glocal" Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

HSH740People, Health and Planning

Cultural Heritage - unit set code SP-S000059

Cloud (online)

AIM701Heritage, Memory and Identity

AIM703Introduction to Heritage Planning

AIM707Introduction to Traditional Buildings

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

Landscape and Environmental Health - unit set code SP-S000080

Waterfront (Geelong)

SRL731Landscape Narrating and Meaning

SRL733Indigenous Narratives and Processes

SRA760Urban Ecologies

SRP761Urban Ecologies and Vegetation

Infrastructure Planning - unit set code SP-S000081

Waterfront (Geelong)

SEN744Water Supply and Wastewater Removal

SEN768Transportation Systems

SRT750Sustainable Futures

SRM771Work Place Assessment


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