Master of Planning

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

Local
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationParramatta City
Duration 2F / 4P
Apply Direct Code1712.2
UAC Code950031
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn) ; Semester 2 (Spring)
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationParramatta City
Duration2F
Course Code1712.2 [CRICOS Code 080224K] 
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn) ; Semester 2 (Spring)
Fee Information

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

The Master of Planning equips you with professional and scholarly education to take a leadership role in statutory town planning practice as well as policy development. This course has a strong emphasis on research rooted in social sciences and in Greater Western Sydney. Coursework includes learning and training in history and theory, governance, professional practice, economic development, sustainability, transport planning, spatial analysis, and legal frameworks for planning.enables professionals and recent graduates to adapt to a dynamic technological environment by upgrading their engineering skills and knowledge.

New location

This degree will be offered at the new Parramatta City campus, 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta. You will study in the heart of Parramatta's thriving Central Business District close to major transport links.

Units

Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

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Career opportunities for the Master of Planning

Urban and regional planning

Urban and regional planners advise on the environmental needs, restrictions and guidelines of a particular area and develop policies for the use of land and resources. They frequently liaise with community and government representatives as well as undertaking a large amount of research that they subsequently write reports on.

Environmental impact assessment

Environmental impact assessment predicts the consequences that a certain policy, plan or project may have on the wider environment before they are implemented. It involves a wide range of research and analysis with a focus on protecting the environment.

Research

Research involves compiling data, analysing trends and noting observations in the area of urban trends and geography. This work is recorded in reports that are used to assist with the development of that field.

Academic Profile

Associate Professor Awais Piracha

Dr Awais Piracha is a prominent Sydney-based researcher of sustainable urban and regional development and the use of spatial analysis/techniques in land use and transport planning. Dr Piracha was trained as a civil/environmental engineer as well as a town planner. He has served at University of Western Sydney as an urban planning academic since 2003. He currently serves as Director Academic Programs for Geography, Urban Planning…

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How to apply

If you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply online directly to Western (opens in a new window) for postgraduate coursework in Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Law, Computing and Information Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, TESOL, Interpreting and Translation or Therapeutic Studies and Counselling. Applications can also be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

Applications made directly to Western do not have an application fee.

You can manage your existing direct applications via the Western application portal (opens in a new window) or via UAC.(opens in a new window)

Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.

If you are an international student, you need to apply through Western Sydney University International. Step by step instructions are available on the International Admissions pages.