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Master of Urban and Environmental Planning


Course Description

The Master of Urban and Environmental Planning is Australia's only postgraduate program that equips you with the qualifications to work as a traditional town planner as well as an environmental professional.
Taught by leading Australian and international academics in urban and regional planning, environmental planning, transport planning, social and cultural planning, and tourism planning, the programs cover the theoretical knowledge and practical skills planners need to deal effectively with contemporary planning and development challenges.

Language requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
*A minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
*OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
*OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
*OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
*OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
*OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
*OR an overall score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 54 in all Communicative Skills.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

My career opportunities
This program meets the accreditation requirements of the Planning Institute of Australia. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to respond to emerging planning and development challenges. It sharpens students' ability to evaluate, analyse and create innovative solutions, and communicate them effectively. Students are readied for employment in government, the private sector and non-governmental organisations in areas that include planning and urban policy, development preparation and assessment, transport and local area planning, and regional and strategic planning.

Program accreditation
The revised Master of Urban and Environmental Planning is consistent with the Planning Institute of Australia¿s accreditation requirements for professional planners and reaccreditation of the revised program will be sought with the Planning Institute of Australia.

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor degree, other than a Planning degree, from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing); OR hold a Graduate Certificate in Urban and Environmental Planning with a minimum grade point average of 4.5 (students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing).

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