University of Technology Sydney

C11270v2 Graduate Certificate in Planning

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Planning (GradCertPlan)
CRICOS code: 096458E
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent (essential) requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Planning offers an entry pathway to the Master of Planning (C04007) for students who have professional experience in planning but do not have an appropriate undergraduate qualification, or have a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field.

The degree enables professionals to change careers due to the multidisciplinary nature of the learning.

Career options

Graduates are employed in strategic planning on major developments and projects, master planning with financial analysis, and the increasingly important area of sub-regional planning.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Enable reflective practice on one's personal views and values and interpret how they might affect one's professional judgement
C.1 Work effectively in teams of people with diverse professional and personal backgrounds
C.2 Communicate with people with a wide variety of cultural, social, economic, and political perspectives using verbal, written, and visual media
I.1 Develop creative solutions to complex problems based on research and evaluation
P.1 Investigate strategically about the future of cities and regions and identify the drivers of change
P.7 Explore the principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability and apply them to analysing and developing plans
R.5 Develop coherent and logically structured arguments that use evidence appropriately
R.6 Determine risk assessment principles and apply them to simulating future courses of action

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Pathway 1

Applicants must have completed a UTS-recognised academic qualification or an equivalent as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree; OR
  • Master’s degree; OR
  • UTS Graduate Certificate in Property Development at credit average or above; OR
  • UTS Graduate Diploma in Property Development at credit average or above.

Pathway 2

For applicants with no Bachelor?degree but holding a?Graduate?Certificate or Graduate Diploma not listed under?pathway 1:

  • The qualification must be at credit average or above, in one of the following ‘cognate disciplines’: architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and regional planning, interior and environmental design, community development, property economics, property development, planning, geography, geographic information science (GIS), environmental science, law, economics; AND
  • applicants should provide a CV (maximum 3 pages) outlining at least one year full-time, or equivalent part-time, work experience* in a ‘cognate discipline’ listed above; AND
  • a 300-word personal statement clearly articulating their work experience related to urban planning and explaining their reasons to study the Graduate Certificate in Planning.

Pathway 3

Applicants who do not satisfy the academic requirements listed in pathway 1 may be considered on the following:

  • applicants should provide a CV (maximum 3 pages) outlining work experience in a profession closely related to Urban Planning - at least three years for Senior positions, or five years for mid-career positions full-time, or equivalent part-time; AND
  • employer’s letter confirming the dates of employment, and the position held; AND
  • 300-word personal statement clearly articulating work experience related to urban planning, and explaining the reasons to study the Graduate Certificate in Planning.

* Work experience is not restricted to Australia. It can be for anywhere in the world within the relevant cognate field.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent (essential) requirements

Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.

Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at accessibility@uts.edu.au.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-session, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.

All subjects are offered in intensive blocks.

Course structure

Students must complete 24 credit points made up of three core subjects and one elective subject.

Course completion requirements

STM91396 Planning Foundation 24cp
Total 24cp

Course program

A typical program for students undertaking the course full time is shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
15142 Property Development Process   6cp
17700 Planning and Environmental Law   6cp
15146 Sustainable Urban Development   6cp
15222 Urban Design   6cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
15146 Sustainable Urban Development   6cp
15222 Urban Design   6cp
Spring session
15142 Property Development Process   6cp
17700 Planning and Environmental Law   6cp
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
15142 Property Development Process   6cp
17700 Planning and Environmental Law   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
15146 Sustainable Urban Development   6cp
15222 Urban Design   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building