Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Certificate, Diploma and Master of Urban and Regional Planning

All Master degree candidates are required to complete either a Report or Dissertation.

All streams

Core units

PLAN9061
Planning Principles, Systems and Practice
6    N PLAN9020 or PLAN9044

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2a
PLAN9063
Strategic Planning and Design
6    N PLAN9027
Semester 1
PLAN9068
History and Theory of Planning and Design
6    N PLAN9031 or ARCH9062 or ARCH9031 or MARC4201

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
PLAN9045
Economics for the Built Environment
6      Semester 2
PLAN9064
Land Use and Infrastructure Planning
6    A ARCH9100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
ARCH9100
Introduction to Urban Design
6   

Students may be granted advanced standing based on portfolio.
Semester 1a
Semester 2a
PLAN9018
Planning Report
12    P 48 credit points of units
N ARCH9031 or ARCH9060 or ARCH9045 or ARCH9046 or PLAN9010 or PLAN9011


This unit is for Master of Urban and Regional Planning students only. As PLAN9018 is the capstone unit, it is undertaken in the final semester of a student's candidature.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PLAN9010
Planning Dissertation 1
12    A PLAN9068, PLAN9061, PLAN9063, PLAN9045, PLAN9064, ARCH9100
N PLAN9018 or ARCH9031 or ARCH9045 or ARCH9046 or ARCH9060

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The dissertation is suitable for students with a grade average at Distinction level or above or who wish to pursue a research career. The dissertation should be undertaken towards the end of the degree. This unit is for Master of Urban and Regional Planning students only. It MUST be undertaken in conjunction with PLAN9011 Planning Dissertation 2, either in the same or following semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PLAN9011
Planning Dissertation 2
12    A PLAN9068, PLAN9061, PLAN9063, PLAN9045, PLAN9064, ARCH9100
C PLAN9010


This unit is for Master of Urban and Regional Planning students only. It MUST be taken in conjunction with PLAN9010 Planning Dissertation 1, either in the same or preceding semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units

PLAN9049
International Urban Development Planning
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In 2018, this unit will be run as an overseas 8-10 day intensive and combined with the ITB Plancosmo Conference to be held in Bandung, April 2018. There is a cap of 20 students maximum in this unit.
Semester 1a
PLAN9071
Housing and Urban and Regional Development
6      Semester 1
PLAN9073
GIS Based Planning Policy and Analysis
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive June
Intensive November
ARCH9063
Urban Form and Design
6    A Some prior study of architectural, urban or planning history.
P ARCH9100
N ARCH9021
Semester 2
ARCH9080
Urban Ecology, Design and Planning
6    N PLAN9048
Semester 2
ARCH9090
Dialogue, Deliberation and Engagement
6      Intensive November
PLAN9075
Urban Data and Science of Cities
6    A Undergraduate-level mathematics and statistics, some experience with programming preferred
Semester 1
GOVT6163
Critical Challenges of Governing Cities
6      Semester 2
ITLS5100
Transport and Infrastructure Foundations
6    N TPTM6241


This is the foundation unit for all transport and infrastructure management programs and should be completed in the first period of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Students may complete up to 18 credit points of related units of study from within the School or the University if they can substantiate that a unit undertaken elsewhere strengthens and complements their professional interest area in urban and regional planning.

Heritage Conservation Stream

Optional units

ARCH9082
Conservation of Traditional Buildings
6   

This unit of study is offered in even-numbered years only.
Intensive March
ARCH9074
Principles of Heritage Conservation
6    N ARCH9003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ARCH9075
New Design in Old Settings
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ARCH9083
Conservation of Modern Buildings
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is offered in odd-numbered years only.
Intensive March