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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.

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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.

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Alternative exits

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

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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

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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

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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)

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Course structure

Trimester 1

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SRD761 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SRP782 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 2

SRA744 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH724 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SRM781 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SRP781 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SRR717 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 cps)

 

Trimester 3

SRD762 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Non-Discipline based Electives:

SRR782 Unit description is currently unavailable   

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Details of specialisations

Urban Design - unit set code SP-S000057

SRA742 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SRA760 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SRD764 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SRM771 Unit description is currently unavailable   

Urban Change Brokering - unit set code SP-S000062

 

SRM771 Unit description is currently unavailable   

MMP742 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SRA760 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SRM752 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Healthy Cities - unit set code SP-S000058

 

HSH709 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH736 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH724 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH740 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Cultural Heritage - unit set code SP-S000059

 

AIM701 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIM703 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIM707 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP747 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Public Policy and Governance - unit set code SP-S000060

 

AIP740 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP748 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP747 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASD711 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Environmental Management - unit set code SP-S000061

 

SLE721 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE720 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE725 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SRA760 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

 

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8th June 2007