Master of Urban Management and Planning

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: MUrbMgt&Plan
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1873
  • AQF Level: 9
CRICOS Code: 067913E

Program Status: 

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Year 2014 to 2017 -1674.2 Master of Urban Management and Planning

The Master of 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 and the theoretical and legal frameworks for planning. Students will develop skills in a range of relevant areas including governance, urban finance and sustainable strategies. The program also includes sizeable research and industry placement components.

Study Mode

One year full-time or two years part-time.

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

Accreditation

The Master of Urban Management and Planning, when completed in conjunction with the Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning), or Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning), is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

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. The program learning outcomes of the varied undergraduate degrees (that students may enter from) are equivalent to those in the Bachelor of Planning.

Undergraduate entrant degrees are not accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA); only the full pathway including the Master of Urban Management and Planning is accredited.

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

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

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local 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/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

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.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ARCH 7003 Managing Cities: History and Theory 10
ENVL 7002 Planning and Environmental Regulation 10
ARCH 7006 Urban Planning Placement Project 10
ARCH 7002 Heritage and Planning 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ARCH 7001 Developing Sustainable Places 10
BLDG 7006 Financing Cities in the Global Economy 10
ARCH 7005 Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City 10
ENVL 7003 Urban Research Report 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80

Full-time: Mid-year Entry

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
ARCH 7001 Developing Sustainable Places 10
BLDG 7006 Financing Cities in the Global Economy 10
ARCH 7005 Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City 10
ARCH 7006 Urban Planning Placement Project 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ARCH 7003 Managing Cities: History and Theory 10
ENVL 7002 Planning and Environmental Regulation 10
ARCH 7002 Heritage and Planning 10
ENVL 7003 Urban Research Report 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80

Part-time

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ARCH 7003 Managing Cities: History and Theory 10
ARCH 7006 Urban Planning Placement Project 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
ARCH 7001 Developing Sustainable Places 10
ARCH 7005 Urban Management Practice: Governance and Power in the City 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
ENVL 7002 Planning and Environmental Regulation 10
ARCH 7002 Heritage and Planning 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BLDG 7006 Financing Cities in the Global Economy 10
ENVL 7003 Urban Research Report 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points80