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

Notes

There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their full application by the following dates to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

  • Autumn 2022: Sunday 9 January 2022

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission 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

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
I.2 Apply urban design principles to develop creative solutions for urban problems
P.1 Investigate strategically about the future of cities and regions and identify the drivers of change
P.2 Articulate how and why the role of planning has evolved in response to new social, cultural, economic, and political forces
P.3 Apply a wide array of analytic tools (which may include spreadsheets, geographic information software, three dimensional simulations, or negotiation tools) to determine constraints and opportunities
P.4 Prepare and critique plans based on a broad understanding of urban and regional and environmental dynamics, and analyse alternatives
P.5 Develop and apply the principles of urban design to analyse places
P.6 Determine the legal and policy context within which planning occurs, the nature of land rights and claims of Indigenous peoples in Australian cities, and the role of various levels and agencies of government
P.7 Explore the principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability and apply them to analysing and developing plans
R.1 Develop coherent and logically structured arguments that use evidence appropriately
R.2 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 (according to NOOSR or UK NARIC) as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree, or
  • Graduate Certificate, or
  • Graduate Diploma, or
  • Master's degree

For applicants holding a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma, the qualification must be one of the following:

  • UTS Graduate?Certificate?in Property Development
  • UTS Graduate?Diploma?in Property Development

AND

  • The qualification must be completed with a 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 in?one of the?following 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

  • the qualification must be completed with a credit average?or above, and
  • applicants should have at least 1?year full-time, or equivalent part-time, work experience?in one of the fields? listed? above.

Those applicants must provide:

  • a CV (maximum 3 pages) outlining their work experience*, and
  • a 300-word personal statement clearly articulating their work experience related to 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:

  • a minimum of three years for Senior positions or five years for mid-career positions full-time, or equivalent part-time, work experience in a profession closely related to Urban Planning;

Those applicants must provide:

  • a CV (maximum 3 pages) outlining their work experience*, 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; or CAE: 176-184.

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.

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
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