Electives and specialist pathways Credits: 6 each
You may focus your study through elective options and the chosen topic for your Planning thesis. The MCP has been structured so that specialist pathways in the following areas can be pursued: City Development And Renewal • Housing, Policy and Finance • Urban Renewal • Engaging Communities • GIS and the Built Environment • International Planning • Infrastructure Planning, Procurement and Finance • Property Investment and Finance • Property Development and Feasibility Analysis • Urban Transport Planning Practice City Design History and Theory of Urban Development • Case Studies in Urban Development and Design • Heritage Planning • GIS and the Built Environment • Planning History, Theory and Culture • Critical Spatial Thinkers • Architecture and the City • Contemporary Issues in Urbanism • Urban and Regional Design • Urban Landscape and Heritage •
Healthy, Sustainable Communities • Healthy Built Environments • Engaging Communities • GIS and the Built Environment • Contemporary Issues in Urbanism • International Planning • Environmental Auditing • Managing the Sustainable Built Environment • Frameworks for Environmental Management • Tools for Environmental Management • Environment and Development • Environmental Management Systems • Environmental Impact Assessment History And Theory Planning History, Theory and Culture • Critical Spatial Thinkers • History and Theory of Urban Development • Contemporary Issues in Urbanism • Heritage Planning • Architecture and the City • Writing the City
“This degree was continually identified as superior within the profession. I began working during my last semester which was made possible by the flexibility of the degree”. Melanie Freelander, Alumna
NB. This table is for indicative purposes only, and the course is structured to enable students to complete the course as best suits their requirements. Pre-requisite requirements are in place for BENV7020 (at least 48uoc completed) and PLAN7149 (BENV7020 completed). * Students pursuing the City Design specialist pathway can either complete the Planning thesis or alternatively undertake – subject to agreement with Director of MUDD – the Urban Design Studio (UDES001/002) in fulfilment of their Capstone requirements Outside of these directed pathways, students are also able to meet the elective requirements of the degree through selecting subjects from the above lists, including one choice from any postgraduate electives offered at UNSW
Melanie Freelander, Alumna Master of Planning Associate, City Plan Strategy and Development
What stood out about the program? The strong industry links the degree boasts, such as learning from academics that had worked in the industry, or were still actively involved, was paramount in attaining and understanding a vast body of dynamic planning legislation. I attribute my success to this strong level of knowledge and practical skills. What are the benefits of the degree? Most of my classes were capped to small groups of students. This enhanced the learning process and made the learning atmosphere more comfortable which allowed me to get to know the people in my degree. From a social point of view, I am still in touch with my class members. What is your advice? Give it a go! Planning is such a dynamic and multi-faceted profession with various sub-fields where one can pursue different interests. I have colleagues within the industry that work as social planners, environmental planners, and transport planners. My second piece of advice would be to make the most of the flexibility of the degree to foster a career prior to graduation.
Above: City Planning Graduation Exhibition 2015