Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning

General

Program Description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree at an approved institution.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning.

The Environmental Management specialisation provides an in-depth examination of environmental management, including field work. The content is globally focused, providing qualifications that are in demand worldwide.

The Urban Design and Planning curriculum equips you with the theoretical and practical skills required to undertake the design, appraisal and management of urban and regional developments. With this qualification, professionals from a built environment background will be able to undertake urban planning and development at a professional level.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

This program enables you to exit after four subjects with a graduate certificate, after eight subjects with a graduate diploma or complete 12 subjects for a master’s degree.

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Environments and Planning (4)
Complete four of the following subjects:

  • Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Management and Climate Change
  • Environmental Science Field Work
  • Planning and Assessment Processes
  • Planning Theory and Ethics
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Regional Planning Policy and Practice
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Urban Design and Place Making
  • Economics of Sustainable Development

Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Environments and Planning (8)

If you have obtained a relevant undergraduate degree and seek accreditation by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), you must complete the following eight subjects:

  • Economics of Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Management and Climate Change
  • Planning Theory and Ethics
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Regional Planning Policy and Practice
  • Sustainable Communities
  • 2 x Approved Elective Subjects

If you are not seeking accreditation from PIA, you may complete eight subjects from the following:

  • Economics of Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Management and Climate Change
  • Environmental Science Field Work
  • Planning and Assessment Processes
  • Planning Theory and Ethics
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Regional Planning Policy and Practice
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Urban Design and Place Making

Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning (12)

To complete a Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning, you must complete all of the following subjects:

  • Economics of Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Management and Climate Change
  • Environmental Science Fieldwork
  • Planning and Assessment Processes
  • Planning Theory and Ethics
  • Regional Planning Policy and Practice
  • Research Project
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Urban Design and Place Making

Plus two electives from the postgraduate subject offerings in the Faculty of Society & Design.

PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES

This degree will provide you with access to a wide range of career pathways in the natural and built environments. You will be equipped with the knowledge and practical experience required to be sustainability professionals in business, industry, government, consulting firms and non-government organisations. You may progress into a wide range of careers in mining and energy, fisheries and agriculture, tourism, property, community infrastructure, city and regional planning, development assessment, transportation, strategic or social planning or urban design.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Graduates of this degree are internationally recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Graduates who have obtained a cognate undergraduate degree and complete all requisite subjects in the Urban Design and Planning specialisation, may also be eligible to be accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

*Intensive mode delivery is a compact and time-efficient way for you to complete your postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on your work / home life. You will attend two three-day sessions per subject, scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day).

There will be a break of a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two. You will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies, workshops and field trips during these contact hours.

Last updated Jul 2019

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