You will develop the professional communication skills, reasoning and analytical processes required to make valuable contributions to the policy, technical and regulatory aspects of urban and regional planning. The teaching curriculum covers both Australian and international contexts.
A specialisation is also available by selecting from the range of options offered in the Heritage Conservation stream. The program is a member of the United Nations Habitat University Network Initiative.
This course is for graduates from the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments or those with a bachelor’s degree in human geography, design or related field seeking a professional education in urban and regional planning. It is also for those working in the field who wish to expand their knowledge and skills.
The program is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and graduates are eligible, subject to professional experience requirements, for corporate membership in the institute.
Full-time or part-time study is available for Australian citizens and permanent residents. You can also take individual units as continuing professional development short courses without enrolling in a degree. Urban and Regional Planning may also be taken as a major stream within the two-year Master of Urbanism program.
I’ve always been interested in the built environment but have a humanities background. The Master of Urban and Regional Planning allows me to combine my undergrad skills with a practical master’s degree that will result in an industry-recognised qualification. The Urban Planning department offers a variety of extracurricular activities and opportunities, like the Festival of Urbanism, units of study that involve overseas travel (for example, the recent international development trip to Indonesia), exhibitions of student work, and teachers who are always happy to foster links between industry and students through university-run events and in their spare time.
Paul Jones came to the Urban and Regional Planning and Policy Program on a full time basis at the beginning of 2011 with diverse experience as a planning practitioner, and an excellent academic record. Paul is an urban development and management practitioner with 30 years professional experience in developing sustainable urban management, urban development and planning solutions in Australia and overseas.
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