Master of Planning
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM083
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SATAC Code 3CM083 Mid-year entry Yes Enquiries Ask AdelaideSATAC Code: 3CM083
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
International Qualifications Bachelor of Architectural Design or equivalent with a credit average or higher.
Additional Entry RequirementsAll applicants must provide a Curriculum Vitae.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $8,350
Annual tuition fees International student place: $29,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
- Urban and regional planning
- Environmental planning.
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Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The Master of Planning is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
Planning Officer / Urban Planner
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Degree StructureThe Master of Planning provides a broad-based education in planning covering urbanisation, policy, theory, 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.
The program includes some elective choice which allows students to pursue topics of interest chosen from a broad spectrum of courses in architecture, geography and property studies.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Year level 1 Core Courses GEOG 5093 Introduction to Urbanisation
PLANNING 7033 Urban Design Principles
GEOG 5094 Engaging Communities: Techniques & Analysis
GEOG 5002 Environmental Planning and Governance
PLANNING 7034 Planning Policy & Regulation
LAW 7178 Planning Law
+ the choice of one 3 unit elective from the list below.
Year level 2 Core Courses ARCH 7045 Development Studio
GEOG 5010 Research Methods
PLANNING 7035 Planning Theory & Practice
GEOG 5505 Planning Dissertation
ARCH 7043 Final Architecture Project
+ the choice of one 6 unit elective from the list below.
Electives 9 units of elective courses chosen from:
GEOG 5003 Environmental Impact Assessment
GEOG 5004 Environmental Economics and Policy
GEOG 5006 People and Environment in the ASIA Pacific Region
GEOG 5008 Ethics in Environmental Policy and Planning
GEOG 5009 Regional Planning
GEOG 7091 Sustainable Cities: Climate Change and Planning
GEOG 7092 Sustainable Cities: Planning for Climate Change
ARCH 7034 Studio: Urbanism
PLANNING 7028 Design Communication
PROP 7000 Development and Construction
PROP 7001 Property Research and Marketing
Any other postgraduate course deemed appropriate by the Program Coordinator. Note: Current students should refer to this link for study plans and enrolment details.
Assessment takes a number of forms including written reports and essays, short in class exercises, oral presentations and simulations of real life planning situations. Formal examinations are not used for student assessment. A capstone research dissertation, following an introduction to research methods, allows students to demonstrate their mastery of planning through a significant supervised study of their own choice.
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Last updated: Thursday, 26 Oct 2017