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MURP Urban and Regional Planning

Catalog id : 5559
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
February

 Tuition fee

International
34944 AUD
National
22000 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

Urban and regional planning is about improving the quality of cities and regions. Professional planners assist communities, companies and governments to integrate the environmental, economic and social aspects of development from small sites up to whole regions. Planning deals with strategic work (long-range planning) as well as structural and statutory components in relation to built and natural environments and the legislative framework controlling land use. Accordingly, planning is closely allied with commerce, government, sociology, communities and the ecology disciplines.

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning was the first masters level program in Queensland to be recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). It produces professionally competent graduates, familiar with the concepts, ideas and techniques of planning. Courses typically emphasise the acquisition of skills through small scale exercises or practical project work but fits these within a wider intellectual framework of design and public policy. Opportunities are available for a research investigation through an advanced research project.

 

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • Bachelor degree in any field or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

 For International students:

  • Bachelor degree in any field or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title     

      Part A:

  • ENVM7123 Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning
  • ENVM7202 Resource Management & Environmental Planning
  • ENVM7205 Climate Change and Environmental Management
  • PLAN7113 Urban Research & Evaluation Techniques
  • PLAN7116 Transport Planning
  • PLAN7120 Planning Theory
  • PLAN7121 Community Planning & Participation
  • PLAN7122 Urban Design
  • PLAN7124 Strategic Metropolitan Planning
  • PLAN7126 Plan Making

       Part B:

  • ENVM7100 Foundations of Sustainable Development
  • ENVM7102 Sustainable Development in Practice
  • ENVM7124 International Regulatory Frameworks for Climate Change & Environmental Management
  • ENVM7206 Tools for Environmental Assessment and Analysis
  • GEOG7000 Applied Demography
  • GEOM7002 Advanced Geographical Information Systems
  • GEOM7005 Geographical Information Systems
  • PLAN7010 Planning Research Topic
  • PLAN7125 Planning Studio
  • PLAN7130 Planning Practicum
  • PLAN7200 International Field Course: Understanding Development Complexities
  • PLAN7612 Development Planning in Developing Countries: Theory & Practice
  • PLAN7614 Urban Management & Governance in Developing Countries
  • PLAN7638 Assessment of Development Projects
  • REDE7201 International Property Investment
  • REDE7202 Property Development
  • REDE7203 Strategic Property Management
  • REDE7300 Sustainable Building Construction Management and Economics

      Part C:

  • PLAN7400 Research Project (Planning) [1]
  • PLAN7410 Research Project (Planning) [2]
  • PLAN7420 Research Project (Planning) [3]
  • PLAN7430 Research Project (Planning) [4]
  • PLAN7440 Research Project (Planning)
  • PLAN7510 Research Project [1]
  • PLAN7520 Research Project [2]
  • PLAN7530 Research Project [3]
  • PLAN7540 Research Project [4]
  • PLAN7550 Research Project [5]

      End notes:

  • [1] Code for students completing the course in one semester.
  • [2] Code for student in year courses commencing in sem 1. Students must re-enrol in the same code in sem 2.
  • [3] Code for student in year courses commencing in sem 2. Students must re-enrol in the same code in sem 1 the following year.
  • [4] This course is offered over two semesters, commencing in summer and concluding in semester 1.
  • [5] This course is offered over two semesters, commencing in semester 2 and concluding in summer semester. Students must re-enrol in the same code in summer semester.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Additional application requirements:

For National students:

  • Domestic students enrolled in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning may be eligible to receive Commonwealth Government income support payments. Students are requested to contact Centrelink to determine eligibility.

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