Master of Planning

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Master of Planning

This course is an exit option only

Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeS763

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Planning has been designed as an introduction to the challenges of an ever-changing urban, regional and rural environment and can only be completed as an exit option from the Master of Planning (Professional).   The course offers the opportunity of cross-faculty specialisation in six key areas which are central to facilitating strategic change on complex planning issues locally, regionally and globally.

As a graduate of the course, you will be able to grasp the complexity of projects and understand the broad range of participants that need to work together to achieve sound and effective planning outcomes. You will have a developed understanding of planning across a range of disciplines and will be equipped to collaborate on projects and on processes that deliver integrated solutions for both the public and private sectors.

The Master of Planning is relevant if you have a related undergraduate degree or significant professional experience in this field and are looking to up-skill, enhance or broaden your qualifications. It is also suitable if you are seeking a career change and have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in another discipline.

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 Master of Planning, you must successfully complete 12 credit points from the units listed below.

  • 9 core units; and
  • 3 credit points of elective units

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 Health
Infrastructure Planning

Course structure

Trimester 1

AIA718Planning Theory, History and Current Issues

SRD761Designing Urban Environments

SRP782Urban Dynamics and Change

SRR782Research Methodology

Trimester 2

SRA744Urban Patterns and Precedents

HSH724Glocal 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 three elective credit points.