Course overview

Description
Course title
Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning
Award abbreviation
GradCertURPln
Course code
12290
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
not available in 2022
Administered by
Social Sciences

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
Attendance type
full- or part-time
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
0.5 years
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
No
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Linda Robson
Fees
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Enquiries and course advice

Note
The course is being taught out and is not open for new enrolments. Current students need to be aware that to complete the course they will need to complete PLNG 5403 in semester 1, 2022, PLNG 4404 in semester 2, 2022.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2022.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2022;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All students complete 24 points including core unit GEOG4003 Fundamentals of Planning. The remaining 18 points can be selected from Option Group A or, alternatively, students can select a regional economics unit and/or an urban planning unit from the Option Groups B or C to make up 24 points.

Take the following unit (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2GEOG4003Fundamentals of Planning
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Video presentations - up to 20 x 20 minutes Virtual fieldwork - 3 days

Take at least 1 and up to 3 units from this group (6-18 points).

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/APLNG4402Planning Law
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EART4413 Principles of Land Development and Control
4 hours per week. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1PLNG4404Statutory Planning
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
nil
4 hours per week. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1PLNG5403Planning and Governance
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Master of Landscape Architecture (25550) or Master of Environmental Planning (13550)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EART4412 Planning and Governance
Workshops: 4 hours per week including independent industry learning engagement related to planning and governance. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.

Students may select 1 unit from this group (6 points):

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1PLNG5405Principles of Urban and Regional Economics
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
20 hours over 10 weeks split between lectures and seminars
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Curriculum Studies (32510) or Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (32310) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or enrolment in Master of Environmental Planning (13550) or enrolment in honours in the Faculty of Science and students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) must have completed 24 points.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
40 (teaching blocks: 12 x 2 hours 45 minutes; field trip: 1 x 7 hours)
N/APLNG5512Regional Planning
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Three face-to-face (2-hour) lectures before, and one (2-hour) lecture after the four-day field trip to be held in February. (Charges: cost of food and accommodation is borne by the student). The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.

Students may select 1 unit from this group (6 points):

Group C
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1URBD5803Sustainability and Cities
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
36 hours
S2URBD5805Contemporary Urbanism
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
36 (lectures/seminars: 12 x 3 hours per week)
S1URBD5807The Forces that Shape Cities
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
URBD8807 Evolution of the City
36 (seminars: 12 x 3 hours per week)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2022.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the 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 requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; or

(2) Significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 12290 Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning (24 points)
  • 72560 Master of Urban and Regional Planning (96 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).