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Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

Build and update your knowledge and skills in the field of urban and regional planning by completing a Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning.

Introduction

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.

The Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning will develop students' knowledge of concepts and methods in urban and regional planning and their ability to apply research skills to planning issues.

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Course description, features and facilities

Urban and Regional Planning focuses on some of the major challenges facing society including the population explosion, rapid urbanisation, poverty and homelessness, land use conflict, cultural diversity, economic development, and ecological sustainability.

Students are also provided with the knowledge and skills to help resolve major urban and regional problems. Ultimately, graduates will contribute to the creation of liveable communities, vibrant economies and sustainable places.

UWA is well equipped for teaching and research in urban and regional planning and our teaching is supported by the world class research of the Centre for Regional Development and the Urban Design Centre of Western Australia (UDC).

UWA also has strong links with the Planning Institute Australia (WA). This course provides a pathway to full recognition as a professional planner.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

Take units to a value of 24 points from Group A or take units to a value of 12 points from Group A and units to a value of 12 points from Group B or take units to a value of 18 points from Group A and units to a value of 6 points from Group B:


Group A

S1PLNG4401Planning Theory and Practice
S1PLNG4402Planning Law
S2PLNG4403Planning and Governance
S2PLNG4404Statutory Planning

Group B

NSENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSPLNG4411Urban and Regional Analysis
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science

Career opportunities

Planners are employed by local governments, state governments (such as the Department of Planning) and in private practice, in areas such as regional development, public administration, public policy, social research, teaching, and land development. Graduates of this course are also employable internationally, helping to solve social, economic and environmental problems in other parts of the world.

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Further study opportunities

Students with a Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning can pursue further studies by completing a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning or a Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree from this University with a relevant major or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or

A qualification or a level of education and professional experience recognised by the Faculty as equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.
These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Semester 1: 23 January
Semester 2: 26 June

How to apply

Submit a completed application form

Fees

Annual fee: $10189.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. Fees
  3. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Fees

Annual fee: $16190.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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Western Australia 6009
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Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook.   
Standard full-time completion
1 semester
Maximum time to complete
2 years
Contact details: course information
Science Student Office
Agricultural Central building
postgrad-science@uwa.edu.au
Ask UWA
6488 7333
Course code
72260
CRICOS Code
074962D
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