UWA Handbook 2014

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (coursework)

About this course

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. This course develops students' knowledge of concepts and methods, in urban and regional planning and their ability to apply research skills to planning issues.

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Urban and Regional Planning (coursework)
Award abbreviationMURPln
Course code72560
Course typemaster's degree by coursework only
Statuscurrent / 2014
Administered byFaculty of Science
CRICOS code074960F
Intake periodsbeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read http://www.international.uwa.edu.au/students/esos for more information.)
Estimated time commitmentThe estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
ArticulationThe Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning articulates with this course.
Minimum credit points required96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Full-time duration2 years
Time limit4 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Crawley)
Domestic fee typeCommonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Science Student Office
Course adviceScience Student Office
Senior Adviser (Postgraduate)
6488 7333

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course 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.

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (coursework)

Take all unit(s) (84 points):

NSENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
S1PLNG4401Planning Theory and Practice
S1PLNG4402Planning Law
S2PLNG4403Planning and Governance
S2PLNG4404Statutory Planning
S2PLNG4410Geography and Planning Practicum
NSPLNG4411Urban and Regional Analysis
NSPLNG5512Regional Planning
S1 & S2PLNG5530Urban and Regional Planning Project Part 1
S1 & S2PLNG5531Urban and Regional Planning Project Part 2
S1 & S2PLNG5532Urban and Regional Planning Project Part 3
S1 & S2PLNG5533Urban and Regional Planning Project Part 4
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
S2URBD5805Contemporary Urbanism (Twentieth and Twenty-first Century)

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group A:

Group A

S2ENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems
S2PLNG5510Advanced Studies in Geography and Planning
S1PLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
S1URBD5807The Forces that Shape Cities

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.