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Master of Planning (Urban Design)

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM084

The Master of Planning (Urban Design) is a two-year program that is designed to provide advanced coursework leading to professionally-recognised planning qualifications with an emphasis on urban design. The program has a strong foundation in ecological, social and economic sustainability as a basis for planning. It also emphasises skills in communication and collaboration with local communities and professional groups.

The program employs a combination of lectures, tutorials, intensive workshops and studio activity, including urban design studios. Graduates should find employment in government and private practice.

All applicants must submit a portfolio and a Curriculum Vitae to the School of Social Sciences (Discipline of Geography, Environment and Population), University of Adelaide. Portfolios must be in either PDF or PowerPoint format. Alternatively students can provide a hard copy.

If applicants are unable to provide a portfolio or unsure of their ability to demonstrate competence in design skills/knowledge, they can enrol in the Master of Planning and potentially transfer if they demonstrate adequate competence in design skills/knowledge. 

  • Assessment

    In the Master of Planning (Urban Design) program, assessment is based on project work rather than on examinations. Details of all assessment tasks and the weighting of each are contained in the course guide for each course. Some courses contain assessment hurdles. These are components that must be passed to pass the course overall. All assessment practices within the Master of Planning (Urban Design) are based on and conform to the University’s assessment policy. Other information concerning assessment, including policies related to submission of work and how to apply for supplementary examinations and assignments, can be found on the School’s website and in the Student Handbook.

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  • Admission and Fee Information

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    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3CM084
    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $8,625
    Mid-year entry? No
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only.
    Applicants who have completed a Bachelor of Architectural Design (formerly known as the Bachelor of Design Studies) at the University of Adelaide AND achieved a GPA of 5.0 or better do not need to supply any additional information to support their application.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants who have not completed a Bachelor of Architectural Design (formerly known as the Bachelor of Design Studies) at the University of Adelaide MUST supply a curriculum vitae, academic transcript and portfolio to the School of Social Sciences (email: ryan.higgins@adelaide.edu.au). Applicants who have completed a Bachelor of Architectural Design (formerly known as the Bachelor of Design Studies) at the University of Adelaide, but who have not achieved a GPA of 5.0 or better, must also supply a curriculum vitae, academic transcript and portfolio to the School of Social Sciences (email: ryan.higgins@adelaide.edu.au). The portfolio should be a single pdf file, not more than 20Mb, ideally demonstrating a familiarity with a variety of design project types and various media including hand-drawing and model-making, as well as various drafting and rendering software packages.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM084

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Annual tuition fees International student place: $27,000
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 062045G
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only
    Prerequisites
    Bachelor of Architectural Design or equivalent with a high credit average or higher + portfolio of work.
    Equivalent Scores
    IELTS
    Overall
    Reading
    Listening
    Speaking
    Writing
    6
    5.5
    5.5
    6
    6
    Additional Entry Requirements
    A Curriculum Vitae and portfolio will be required for applicants who are not graduates of the Bachelor of Design Studies program of the University of Adelaide. The Portfolio shall be printed on A3 paper in hardcopy or submitted in electronic form. All CAD drawing files are to be supplied as PDFs in a single document not exceeding 100MB. Consider the legibility and hierachy of your images and text. The portfolio is used to assess design skills and knowledge and should demonstrate familiarity with a range of design processes and media. Representation media should ideally include, but are not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Revit and other 3D packages, as well as hand drawing, sketching, painting, collage, model-making and photography of models. In addition to final rendered images, include information on the process of design development and construction documentation if any. The folio may include material developed with others in an office/practice situation where this is clearly referenced and the applicant???s contribution explained.
    How to Apply

    International applicants applying with Australian year 12 results

    Not an international applicant applying with Australian year 12 results?

    Annual tuition fees International student place: $27,000
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only
  • Study Plans

    The study plans given are examples of pathways through this degree.

    Courses
    Year 1
    Year 2 
  • Career Opportunities

    Urban Designer, Planner, Project Administrator or Project Manager.

    Potential careers

    Planning Officer / Urban Planner

  • Graduate Attributes
  • Professional Accreditation

    The Master of Planning (Urban Design) has accreditation with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

  • Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Monday, 2 Jun 2014

 

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