Master of Planning (Urban Design)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM084
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SATAC Code 3CM084 Mid-year entry Yes Enquiries Ask AdelaideSATAC Code: 3CM084
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 high credit average or higher + portfolio of work.
Additional Entry RequirementsA 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 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 applicants contribution explained.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $8,875
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 designer
- Project administrator
- Project manager.
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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 (Urban Design) is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
Planning Officer / Urban Planner
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Degree StructureThe degree 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.
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 and Analysis
PROP 7000: Development and Construction
ARCH 7034: Studio: Urbanism (M)
PLANNING 7034: Planning Policy and Regulation
LAW 7178: Planning Law
Year Level 2 Core courses LARCH 7031: Studio: Landscape Architecture (M)
ARCH 7042: Designing Research
PLANNING 7035: Planning Theory and Practice
GEOG 5002: Environmental Planning and Governance
PLANNING 7030: Urban Design Project
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, 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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Last updated: Thursday, 26 Oct 2017