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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

“DEGREE IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW”

Urban planning is concerned with how we design, regulate and manage the cities, neighbourhoods and places in which we live our lives. As cities become larger and more complex and an increasing proportion of the world’s population lives in cities it is important that we manage their growth to provide a good quality of life for all residents, ensure employment opportunities, protect the natural    and historic built heritage and ensure they are resilient in the face of natural disaster threats and climate change. Planners’ central concern is to ensure that our cities are attractive places to live and work now and that they are sustainable into the future. The location of Planning within the School of Architecture and Built Environment means that the programs emphasise the importance of the design of spaces and places. Design literate planners are keenly sought after by many employers. The Urban Planning programs prepare students for work in government or the private sector both within Australia and elsewhere in the world.
  • Program Structure
    The  program shares studios with the Master of Landscape Architecture and emphasises practical design studies as well as mainstream planning topics such as planning policy, theory and practice and planning law. The urban development process is a central area for study. This prepares students for negotiation with developers and landowners. Community consultation is also emphasised as a key skill in achieving successful outcomes in urban planning.
  • Assessment

    Assessment takes a number of forms including written reports and essays, studio based design exercises, oral presentations and simulations of real life planning situations. Formal examinations are not used for student assessment.  A capstone Urban Design project allows students to demonstrate their mastery of urban design through a significant supervised study.

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  • Admission and Fee Information

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM084
    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $8,775
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    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
    A Curriculum Vitae, academic transcript and submission of a portfolio will be required for applicants who are not graduates of the Bachelor of Architectural Design program of the University of Adelaide.

    The portfolio shall be printed on A3 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 hierarchy 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.

    Portfolios must be in PDF format and should be sent to clement.low@adelaide.edu.au. Alternatively, hard copy evidence may be sent to Clement Low (Student Adviser), School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Adelaide, North Tce, SA 5005.

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM084

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Annual tuition fees International student place: $28,000
    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: $28,000
    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 
    Current students should refer to this link for study plans and enrolment details.
  • 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) is accredited by 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, 1 Sep 2014

 

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