Master of Urban and Regional Planning (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Urban and regional planners are responsible for ensuring that cities, towns and regions have vibrant economies and communities, provide for a high quality of life, and are environmentally sustainable. To achieve this, planners need a good understanding of the way in which societies, economies and environments operate and interact. This course develops students' knowledge of concepts and methods, in urban and regional planning and their ability to apply research skills to planning issues.
- Course title
- Master of Urban and Regional Planning (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake for part-time study only)
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- The Master of Urban and Regional Planning has the following exit awards: 72260 Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning (24 points) (24 points), 72360 Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Paul Maginn
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- 6488 2711
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.
Please see the Master of Urban and Regional Planning study plan from the Faculty of Science for further information on the course structure.
Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.
Take all units (48 points):
|NS, S2||ENVT4411||Geographic Information Systems Applications|
|S2||PLNG4401||Planning Theory and Practice|
|S2||PLNG5403||Planning and Governance|
|S1||PLNG5405||Principles of Urban and Regional Economics|
|S2||PLNG5411||Urban and Regional Analysis|
For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points):
|S1, S2||GEOG5011||Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1|
|S1, S2||GEOG5012||Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 2|
|S1, S2||GEOG5013||Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 3|
|S1, S2||GEOG5014||Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 4|
Students in course by coursework only, take units to the value of 24 points from Group A and/or Group B, of which 12 points must be at Level 5:
Group A (Environmental and Development Planning)
|NS||ENVT4404||Environmental Planning and Management|
|NS||ENVT5502||Marine and Coastal Planning and Management|
|NS||GEOG4001||Population, Migration and Development|
|NS||GEOG5003||Resource Extraction and Regional Development|
|NS||GEOG5004||Place-based and Participatory Development|
|S1, S2||PLNG5410||Geography and Planning Practicum|
|N/A||PLNG5510||Advanced Studies in Geography and Planning|
|NS||PLNG5511||Climate Change Policy and Planning|
Group B (Urban and Regional Analytics)
|NS||ENVT4409||Remote Sensing of the Environment|
|NS||ENVT5504||GIS and the Built Environment|
|NS||ENVT5508||Advanced Spatial Analytics|
|S2||ENVT5511||Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management|
|S1, S2||PLNG5410||Geography and Planning Practicum|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 72260 Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning (24 points)
- 72360 Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Urban and Regional Planning course before completing it, but after completing 24 points at Level 4 or Level 5, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Urban and Regional Planning course before completing it, but after completing 48 points at Level 4 or Level 5, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
(3) Students who have completed a bachelor's degree with a major in Urban and Regional Planning or Geography, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction