This course gives you the education to take a leadership role in urban management, strategic planning and policy development.
If you are interested in a career in urban management and planning, the Bachelor of Planning pathway to the Master of Urban Management and Planning is the course for you. This course gives you the professional and scholarly education to take a leadership role in urban management, strategic planning and policy development.
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Planning at Western
The Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning) degree is a four-year accredited program in urban and regional planning. The Bachelor degree will equip you with the range of specialist and generic skills needed for the workforce or for proceeding to advanced study.
The Geography and Urban Studies major and Master of Urban Management and Planning components cover the history, theory and method of geography and planning, as well as preparation for professional practice as a town planner.
The coursework includes preparation in professional practice, history and the theoretical and legal frameworks for planning. You will develop skills in a range of relevant areas including governance, urban finance and sustainable strategies.
The three-year Bachelor of Planning component of this program is offered at Parramatta and Penrith. The final year Master of Urban Management and Planning is only offered at Parramatta campus.
The degree incorporates a placement with local planning/urban management employers, working on a variety of planning tasks to ensure you graduate with an understanding of the planning/urban management workplace.
Why study Urban Planning?
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As a planning graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Planning consultancies
- International development agencies
- Research and policy organisations
- Local government
Urban and Regional Planner
Urban and Regional Planners develop and implement plans and policies for the controlled use of urban and rural land, and advise on economic, environmental and social factors affecting land use.
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.
Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts that relate to the benefit of society. It involves working with a range of government agencies and community groups to pinpoint relevant solutions.
Where can an Urban Planning degree take you?
The degree incorporates a placement with local planning/urban management employers, working on a variety of planning tasks. This placement will provide students with an understanding of the planning/urban management workplace.
The Bachelor of Planning, when completed in conjunction with the Master of Urban Management and Planning, is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.