University of New South Wales, Australia

Master City Planning - Máster en Planificación Urbanística

University of New South Wales, Australia
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en New South Wales
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  • Lugar:
    UNSW Australia International Centre, East Wing, Red Centre Building
    New South Wales 2052
  • Duración:
    2 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Master City Planning


Planning is an exciting, varied and progressive profession which plays a pivotal role in decisions shaping the future of cities and regions. Planners need to see the whole picture: we need to be good thinkers, good analysts and good communicators. We work with stakeholders across the spectrum of interests – from global developers to local communities – to foster feasible, equitable, sustainable and progressive outcomes. Sydney and NSW provide a fantastic laboratory to help understand the crucial role played by planners in addressing complex challenges, systematically placed in its global context through critical analysis and drawing upon best practice. The Master of City Planning degree is designed for students with an undergraduate qualification in a related discipline seeking to move into a planning or planning-related field. It is also tailored for professionals working in other sectors, especially those whose work may intersect with the planning system, or requires involvement with planning agencies.


Completion of a recognized bachelor degree
Meet English requirements.

* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.


Apply critical thinking skills in order to address multi-scalar challenges and perspectives shaping space and place
Apply concepts and principles of urban planning in practice
Examine and evaluate an understanding of international issues, perspectives and opportunities within their field of study
Implement systematic and specialised knowledge and analytical skills to reach appropriate evidence based decisions to inform planning issues and actions
Develop innovative, multidisciplinary and integrative plans to facilitate and influence appropriate social, economic and environmental outcomes
Critically analyse, reflect on ,and synthesise complex information, and apply concepts and theories to practice
Plan and execute a significant piece of independent research relevant to the planning discipline and profession
Communicate and work effectively with a range of stakeholders to inform, consult and engage them in planning processes
Demonstrate cultural awareness, environmental and social responsibility, and a respect for diversity


Core courses [54uoc] collectively offer a strong foundation in the key knowledge and skills required of all planners. They fulfill the need to a) ground students in the foundations or pillars of a planning education (sustainability, economic, equity issues), b) develop an understanding of the defining components of a planning qualification (planning law, land use policy and practice, strategic spatial planning) and c) more detailed knowledge and skills development (planning techniques and analysis, urban design, city building)

Core (Foundational and cognate knowledge)
PLAN7142 City Equity & Wellbeing (6 UOC)
PLAN7146 City Econ,Urban Dev & Fin (6 UOC)
SUSD0001 Sustainable Development and the Urban Environment (6 UOC)*
*May be replaced with SUSD0004 Sustainability and Habitability (6 UOC)

Core (Disciplinary knowledge)
PLAN7140 Land & Environment Law (6 UOC)
PLAN7141 Land Use Policy & Practice (6 UOC)
PLAN7148 Strategic Spatial Planning (6 UOC)
Core (Disciplinary skills)
PLAN7143 Urban Design (6 UOC)
PLAN7145 City Building - Infrastructure (6 UOC)
PLAN7147 Planning Techniques & Analysis (6 UOC)

The MCP offers four specialist pathways enabling students to strengthen their area of interest and expertise.

1. City development and renewal

Three from:
BENV7728 GIS for Built Environment (6 UOC)
BENV7811 Urban Renewal (6 UOC)
PLAN7156 Housing Policy (6 UOC)
PLAN7157 Engaging Communities (6 UOC)
One from:
BEIL6001 International Planning (6 UOC)
BENV7811 Urban Renewal (6 UOC)
CVEN9405 Urban Transport Planning Prac (6 UOC)
REST0004 Property invest. & Finance (6 UOC)
REST0006 Prop Dev & Feasibility Analysi (6 UOC)
2. City design

Two or three from:
BEIL6006 Heritage Planning (6 UOC)
BENV7728 GIS for Built Environment (6 UOC)
UDES0004 Hist & Theory of Urban Dev (6 UOC)
UDES0006 Case Stud in Urb Dev & Design (6 UOC)
One or two from:
ARCH7304 Architecture and the City (6 UOC)
BEIL6000 Issues in Urbanism (6 UOC)
BEIL6002 Urban and Regional Design (6 UOC)
BENV7812 Critical Spatial Thinkers (6 UOC)
PLAN7144 Plan History, Theory & Culture (6 UOC)
UDES0009 Urban Landscape & Heritage (6 UOC)
3. Healthy, sustainable communities

Two from:
BENV7712 Healthy Built Environments (6 UOC)
PLAN7157 Engaging Communities (6 UOC)
Two from:
BEIL6000 Issues in Urbanism (6 UOC)
BEIL6001 International Planning (6 UOC)
BENV7728 GIS for Built Environment (6 UOC)
GEOS9011 Environmental Impact Assess´t (6 UOC)
IEST5001 Frameworks for Env. Mgt. (6 UOC)
IEST5002 Tools for Env. Management (6 UOC)
IEST6909 Environmental Mngt Systems (6 UOC)
SUSD0009 Environmental Auditing (6 UOC)
SUSD0010 Managing the Sust Built Env (6 UOC)
4. History and theory

Two from:
BENV7812 Critical Spatial Thinkers (6 UOC)
PLAN7144 Plan History, Theory & Culture (6 UOC)
Two from:
BEIL6000 Issues in Urbanism (6 UOC)
BEIL6006 Heritage Planning (6 UOC)
BENV7304 Architecture and the City (6 UOC)
BENV7307 Writing the City (6 UOC)
UDES0004 Hist & Theory of Urban Dev (6 UOC)
Generalist MCP

Outside of these directed pathways, students are also able to meet the elective requirements of the degree through selecting any four electives across the prescribed lists of the specialist pathways above.


All MCP students are required to undertake a capstone project.
BENV7020 Research Seminar (6 UOC)
PLAN7149 Planning Thesis (12 UOC)
Students pursuing the City Design specialist pathway can either complete the research project or alternatively undertaken the Urban Design studio in conjunction with MUDD students in fulfilment of their capstone requirements:
UDES0013 Urban Design Graphics (6 UOC)
UDES0001 - Urban Design Studio 1 (12UOC)
UDES0002 - Urban Design Studio 2 (12UOC)

Salidas profesionales

The Master of City Planning [MCP] degree provides an excellent platform to take up planning and urban policy-related opportunities across all tiers of government (Federal, State, local), private sector consultancies, property development, and indeed the breadth of built environment professions where planning skills are required. The specialist pathways taken as part of the MCP may direct students towards more specialist areas, for example in housing, urban renewal, environmental management, heritage or urban design related professions. The interdisciplinary skill sets developed through the degree also enable graduates move into wider policy, research, analytical, creative and community roles both in Australia and overseas.

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