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Coursework

Master of Urban Planning

    • CRICOS Code: 002524M

    What will I study?

    Overview

    To complete the Master of Urban Planning you will undertake:

    • Eight core subjects (100 points): Core subjects provide you with the knowledge and technical skills needed to generate, evaluate, and implement plans as well as insight into economic and environmental changes in cities.
    • Four specialisation subjects (50 points)
    • Optional Capstone Subjects (25 points). You must complete either MSD Minor thesis or MUP Studio
    • Two electives (25 points): You choose two electives from other disciplines at the Melbourne School of Design or other faculties in subjects such as such as economics, engineering, public health, development studies, social work and law. Planners work with many other disciplines in practice and these subjects prepare you to work effectively in industry.

    Specialise your skills

    Develop expertise in an area of specialisation to prepare yourself for a focused career. As well as core courses, electives and a research thesis, you will complete four courses in one of the following areas:

    • International development planning
    • Urban development and planning
    • Social and community planning
    • Environmental planning

    Vocational placements

    To help you gain a first-hand understanding of urban planning in practice, we offer the opportunity for vocational placement as an elective. Vocational placements allow you to sample your chosen profession, gain industry-specific experience and develop skills that enhance your career prospects.

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