Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

Enhance your skills and knowledge of urban and regional planning. You will play a vital role in shaping well-structured, and sustainable cities and towns.
0.5
Years Full Time

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Planners are employed by local governments, state governments (such as the Department of Planning and the Department of State Development) and in private practice with planning consultancies and property developers. They work across a diverse range of areas, including: regional development, environmental management, urban design, public administration, public policy, social research, teaching, land development, and social planning and community development.
Planners are employed by local governments, state governments (such as the Department of Planning and the Department of State Development) and in private practice with planning consultancies and property developers. They work across a diverse range of areas, including: regional development, environmental management, urban design, public administration, public policy, social research, teaching, land development, and social planning and community development.
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Further Study

Students completing this course have the option to continue on to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning with credit for completed units. You will graduate with both the Graduate Certificate and Master's qualifications.  
Students completing this course have the option to continue on to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning with credit for completed units. You will graduate with both the Graduate Certificate and Master's qualifications.  

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; or
(2) Significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
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English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
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Course details

Hone your critical thinking skills and gain knowledge and understanding about urban and regional planning with a Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning.

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About the course

Make a positive contribution to local communities, neighbourhoods and the economy. This is the first step of the pathway to playing a role in managing and shaping our cities and regions. Learn from leaders in their fields with this degree
Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12290
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12290
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 0.5 years
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

All students complete 24 points including core unit GEOG4003 Fundamentals of Planning. The remaining 18 points can be selected from Option Group A or, alternatively, students can select a regional economics unit and/or an urban planning unit from the Option Groups B or C to make up 24 points.
Core
Take the following unit (6 points):
Option - Group A
Take at least 1 and up to 3 units from this group (6-18 points).
Option - Group B
Students may select 1 unit from this group (6 points):
Option - Group C
Students may select 1 unit from this group (6 points):

Put theory into practice

Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

Find out more about Work Integrated Learning.

Postgraduate

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Master of Urban and Regional Planning