Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

James Cook University

Program Description

Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

James Cook University

Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

JCU’s tropical urban and regional planning programs are designed for planners in urban, shire and regional settings. They also provide scope for allied professionals to widen their knowledge in the field of planning.

Emphasis is placed on the interactions of humans and the environment, and the particular characteristics of settlements and issues in remote and tropical environments.

The course has been designed in consultation with the Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Australian Institute of Architects, and state and commonwealth departments and organisations. The Master of Applied Science is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

Why JCU?

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences teaches this course. The School brings together a team of academic and associate staff across multiple disciplines.

  • Nationally-recognised leader in geoscience

  • major research centres including the Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

  • internationally-acclaimed academic teaching staff

  • strong collaboration with industry and research organisations, both locally and internationally.

Course structure

Core Subjects

  • EV5001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning
  • EV5008:03 Professional Vacation Placement
  • EV5301:03 Urban Geography and Design
  • EV5602:03 Urban Design Studio
  • EV5603:03 Planning Legislation and Professional Practice
  • EV5914:06 Independent Project and Dissertation (Part 1 of 2)
  • EV5915:06 Independent Project and Dissertation (Part 2 of 2)

Options
Select one of the following: 

  • EV5010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment
  • EV5252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management
  • EV5601:03 Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management
  • EV5606:03 Disasters: Vulnerability, Mitigation and Planning

PLUS

Select one of the following:

  • EV5502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • EV5505:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

PLUS

Select one of the following:

  • EV5002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EV5003:03 Environmental Economics
  • EV5200:03 Terrestrial Resource Management
  • EV5205:03 Conserving Tropical Rainforests
  • EV5209:03 Principles and Practices of Protected Area Management
  • EV5210:03 Management of Marine Protected Areas
  • EV5251:03 Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas
  • EV5401:03 Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology

CRICOS code: 075023F

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
July 2017
Feb. 2017
Duration
Duration
18 months
Full time
Price
Price
27,500 AUD
Information
Deadline
Start date July 2017
Place
Australia Townsville, Queensland
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Australia Cairns, Queensland
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Duration 18 months
Price 27,500 AUD
$27,500 per year
Start date Feb. 2017
Place
Australia Townsville, Queensland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Australia Cairns, Queensland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 18 months
Price 27,500 AUD
$27,500 per year