Graduate Certificate in Urban Management and Planning

  • Effective from: 2011
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertUrbMgt&Plan
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1676
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 067915C

This program applies to students who commenced in 2011 or later. 

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Management and Planning gives students the professional and scholarly education to take a leadership role in urban management, strategic planning and policy development. The coursework includes preparation in professional practice, history, the theoretical and legal frameworks for planning. Students will develop skills in a range of relevant areas including governance, urban finance and sustainable strategies.

Study Mode

One year or two years part-time. Please note this program is not available for admission to International students but may be taken as an early exit award for International students enrolled in the Master of Urban Management and Planning program.

Program Advice

Dr Alanna Kamp

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above

Admission

This program is not available for admission to International students.

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in planning, geography, social science, environmental studies, architecture and landscape studies, urban and regional studies or public policy

Or

Have a minimum of two years full-time equivalent work experience in planning, geography, social science, environmental studies, architecture and landscape studies, urban and regional studies or public policy

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).  Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Start-year Entry (two subjects per session)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ARCH 7003 Managing Cities: History and Theory 10
ENVL 7002 Planning and Environmental Regulation 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Select two of the following: 20
Developing Sustainable Places  
Financing Cities in the Global Economy  
Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City  
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40

Mid-year Entry (two subjects per session)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Select two of the following: 20
Developing Sustainable Places  
Financing Cities in the Global Economy  
Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City  
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
ARCH 7003 Managing Cities: History and Theory 10
ENVL 7002 Planning and Environmental Regulation 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40

Start-year Entry (one subject per session)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Managing Cities: History and Theory  
Planning and Environmental Regulation  
 Credit Points10
Spring session
Select one of the following: 10
Developing Sustainable Places  
Financing Cities in the Global Economy  
Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City  
 Credit Points10
Year 2
Autumn session
Select one of the following, whichever has not been completed in Year 1: 10
Managing Cities: History and Theory  
Planning and Environmental Regulation  
 Credit Points10
Spring session
Select one of the following, whichever has not been completed in Year 1: 10
Developing Sustainable Places  
Financing Cities in the Global Economy  
Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City  
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points40