Master of Planning (Professional)
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Planning (Professional)|
|Campus||Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
2016: November (Trimester 3)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||073436A|
|English language requirements|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||S764|
Note: The Healthy Cities specialisation can only be completed in campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne). Cloud (online) students may be required to attend short campus mode intensive study periods at Waterfront (Geelong). The Healthy Cities specialisation is not available to international students.
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Closing dates
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
The Master of Planning (Professional) is designed to meet the challenges of an ever-changing metropolitan, regional and rural environment and produces professionally qualified graduates who are analytical, informed and committed to improving the quality of the urban environment.
Students have the opportunity to specialise in Urban Design, Landscape Environmental Management, Healthy Cities or Cultural Heritage. These specialisations are central to facilitating strategic change on complex planning issues locally, regionally and globally.
As a graduate, you’ll understand the broad range of disciplines that need to work together to achieve innovative and effective planning outcomes. You’ll be equipped to collaborate on projects that deliver integrated solutions for both the public and private sectors.
The Master of Planning (Professional) is ideal 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.
This course, professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), has been designed in direct consultation with PIA, potential employers, industry, government and professional representatives to ensure it provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies sought by employers.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
The Master of Planning (Professional) has professional accreditation from the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
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.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
To complete the Master of Planning (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The 16 credit points include 10 core units equalling 11 credit points (these are compulsory), 1 four-credit point specialism and 1 elective unit (you can choose which one to study).
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
|SRD761||Designing Urban Environments|
|SRP782||Urban Dynamics and Change|
|HSH724||Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities|
|SRA744||Urban Patterns and Precedents|
|SRM781||Managing Change and Innovation|
|SRP781||Planning Processes and Practice|
|SRR717||Thesis (Planning) (2 cps)|
|SRP733||Planning Theory, History and Current Issues|
|SRD762||Interdisciplinary Planning and Design|
Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).
Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience.
International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.
Entry requirements - specific
- Bachelor degree in any discipline
- 5 years relevant work experience in a planning or equivalent role.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning in your application. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact email@example.com