UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning
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
- Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate certificate
- current / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- Intake periods
- Mid-year only
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Julian Clifton
- Visit the fees calculator.
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:|
|S2 = Semester 2|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (24 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S2||GEOG4003||Fundamentals of Planning||Video presentations - up to 20 x 20 minutes Virtual fieldwork - 3 days|
|S2||PLNG5403||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.|
|S2||PLNG5411||Urban and Regional Analysis||40 (teaching blocks: 12 x 2 hours 45 minutes; field trip: 1 x 7 hours)|
|S2||URBD5805||Contemporary Urbanism||36 (lectures/seminars: 12 x 3 hours per week)|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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
- 12290 Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning (24 points)
- 72560 Master of Urban and Regional Planning (96 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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.
10. Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty unless the Faculty determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.
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.