Master of Planning (Professional)

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Award granted Master of Planning (Professional)
Campus

Offered at Geelong Waterfront Campus, Off campus

Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code073436A
Deakin course codeS764

Note: The Healthy Cities specialism can only be completed in the on-campus mode at the Melbourne Burwood campus. Off-campus students may be required to attend short on-campus intensive study periods at the Geelong Waterfront Campus.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Planning (Professional) has been designed to meet the challenges of an ever-changing urban, regional and rural environment and to produce professionally qualified graduates who are analytical, informed and committed to improving the quality of the urban environment. The course offers the opportunity of cross-faculty specialisation in six key areas (Urban Design, Urban Change Brokering, Healthy Cities, Cultural Heritage, Public Policy and Governance and Environmental Management), which are central to facilitating strategic change on complex planning issues locally, regionally and globally.

 

As a graduate, you will be able to grasp the complexity of projects and understand the broad range of disciplines and fields that need to work together to achieve innovative, 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 in processes that deliver integrated solutions for both the public and private sectors.

 

The Master of Planning (Professional) 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 professional qualifications. It is also suitable if you are seeking a career change and have successfully completed an undergraduate degree from another discipline.

Professional recognition

The Master of Planning (Professional) has professional accreditation from the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Career opportunities

There is a critical shortage of skilled, qualified and experienced practitioners, especially in rural and regional areas, who are able to plan, design, and manage sustainable social and urban change. Due to the immense change in the planning and design industry, government and professional bodies are increasingly calling for graduate programs which address this complex array of changes in an integrated way.

 

The Master of Planning (Professional) can provide you with the skills that will enable you to work across diverse sectors of the planning industry, with the potential to find employment in all aspects of the built environment within the public and private sectors.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Planning (S563)
Graduate Diploma of Planning (S663)
Master of Planning (S763)

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 (Professional), you must successfully complete 16 credit points from the units listed below.

  • 9 core units (10 credit points); and
  • 6 credit points of elective units

Specialisations

Students may choose to:

  • customise their own suite of electives by individually selecting all of their elective options from the following list of units on offer, or
  • streamline their course by focusing on one of the six specialisms below, each comprising four prescribed electives, and selecting the remaining electives from the other units on offer.


Specialisations are available in the following areas:

 

Urban Design (S)
Urban Change Brokering (X)
Healthy Cities (B)
Cultural Heritage (X)
Public Policy and Governance (X)

Environmental Management (X)

Course structure

Trimester 1

AIA718Unit description is currently unavailable

SRD761Unit description is currently unavailable

SRP782Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

SRA744Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH724Unit description is currently unavailable

SRM781Unit description is currently unavailable

SRP781Unit description is currently unavailable

SRR717Unit description is currently unavailable (2 cps)

 

Trimester 3

SRD762Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Non-Discipline based Electives:

SRR782Unit description is currently unavailable

Details of specialisations

Urban Design - unit set code SP-S000057

SRA742Unit description is currently unavailable

SRA760Unit description is currently unavailable

SRD764Unit description is currently unavailable

SRM771Unit description is currently unavailable

Urban Change Brokering - unit set code SP-S000062

 

SRM771Unit description is currently unavailable

MMP742Unit description is currently unavailable

SRA760Unit description is currently unavailable

SRM752Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Healthy Cities - unit set code SP-S000058

 

HSH709Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH736Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH724Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH740Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Cultural Heritage - unit set code SP-S000059

 

AIM701Unit description is currently unavailable

AIM703Unit description is currently unavailable

AIM707Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP747Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Public Policy and Governance - unit set code SP-S000060

 

AIP740Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP748Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP747Unit description is currently unavailable

ASD711Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Environmental Management - unit set code SP-S000061

 

SLE721Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE720Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE725Unit description is currently unavailable

SRA760Unit description is currently unavailable

 

 

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