Master of Planning




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Planning is critical for the sustainability of places, communities, regions and environments. This course is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and offers outstanding career opportunities and flexible study options. Essential planning theory is integrated with understandings drawn from biophysical, social, cultural, and legal and public policy disciplines. Urban, regional and rural environments are considered, and emphasis is given to planning across all land tenures at catchment and landscape scales. Extensive use of case studies provides students with practical examples of major environmental planning issues. Students undertake an industry placement that provides opportunities to incorporate the knowledge gained in the course into planning practice. Teaching of units within the course is linked to an active staff and graduate student research program, and with staff involvements in community, government and industry planning activities. The Master of Planning is offered by the Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences in the School of Land and Food. It can be studied in either full-time or part-time mode. The course can be studied on-campus at Hobart or by Distance Education.
Learning Outcomes
In completing the coursework units of the Master of Planning, the course aims to give students opportunities to:
1. acquire advanced knowledge required by planning professionals;
2. acquire advanced technical and communication skills required by planning professionals;
3. develop capacity in reviewing, analysing, synthesising, evaluating and applying knowledge;
4. develop capacity in identifying and assessing potential solutions to complex planning problems;
5. develop capacity to participate effectively in employment or further study in the field of planning at local, state, national or international levels;
6. show initiative and judgement in professional practice and scholarship;
7. develop an understanding of environmental and social responsibility, justice and cultural diversity;
8. develop capacity in communicating clear and coherent expositions of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences; and
9. develop capacity to take responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, in collaboration with others.
In completing the research component of the Master of Planning, students will have opportunities to:
1. develop skills in identifying, acquiring and analysing diverse resources that include published material, websites, databases and other media;
2.obtain practical research training by designing and undertaking a specialized project;
3. develop written skills to a level appropriate for preparation of professional reports, and in the case of the research thesis, preparation of a paper suitable for submission to a refereed journal;
4. develop oral communication skills to a level appropriate for the delivery of a presentation at a national conference; and
5. be prepared for professional working careers, and in the case of the research thesis, higher degrees by research.
The course also addresses a set of competency outcomes specified by the accrediting body (Planning Institute of Australia).
Career outcomes
The Master of Planning can lead to positions in planning for urban, rural, regional and natural environments. Planners are employed by local and state governments across Australia, the Commonwealth Government, as well as private sector firms such as planning consultants. Students complete a thesis and can apply to undertake a PhD in planning.
Professional Recognition
This course is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and offers outstanding career opportunities and flexible study options


Which department am I in? Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

PhDs normally require the equivalent to an Australian bachelor is degree with upper second class Honours or higher. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 92 (26 in writing and speaking, and 20 for reading and listening); PTE Academic 58 (58 for writing and speaking with no other score lower than 50); UTAS Access Level 7 English Language Training - 65 (65 for writing and 65 for speaking and no other test score less than 60); CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) - B (Equivalent to the Council of Europe level (CEFR) of C1 or above).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have completed a bachelor's degree in any discipline, preferably at credit level or better, or other tertiary qualifications deemed by the University to be equivalent. A grade of Credit (CR) or better must be achieved in at least 50 per cent of coursework units in order for a student to proceed to the thesis component of the Masters. Candidates failing to meet this requirement will be transferred into the Graduate Diploma. English language requirements: TOEFL (PBT) 575 TWE 4.5; PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTAS Access - English level 7 - 60 per cent (no individual score less than 60 per cent); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
University of Tasmania (UTAS) offers below pathways courses for this subject Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science)
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years)

A$29,250.00 (US$ 22,879) per year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

University of Tasmania Hobart Campus, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay Hobart, SANDY BAY, Tasmania, 7005, HOBART, Australia