Master in Urban and Regional Planning (with RTPI accreditation) - Máster en Planificación Urbana y Regional
The Graduate Certificate is the first tier of a sequence of postgraduate programs in Urban Policy and Strategy. It is typically completed in one semester. The program is a unique degree offered by the Faculty of Built Environment for professionals wishing to develop advanced skills in urban management. Work in this field is challenging and complex and requires a capacity not only to understand the range of issues confronting urban managers but also to understand how to use and interpret data, to prepare evidence based policy, and to understand core development finance feasibilities. Courses in the program are delivered in intensive teaching blocks in order to enable those still working to participate.
The program utilises a number of different teaching strategies including: studios, master classes, problem-based learning, case studies and field trips, consulting projects with clients, and evidence-based research (depending on course choices).
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
At the end of the program students will:
understand the theory and practice behind the development of urban policy and strategy
have a comprehensive understanding of the key issues driving the management of cities, and be aware of the governance, politics and ethics of managing urban policy
be able to analyse and present concisely the arguments around a policy problem, and understand how to manipulate data to extract the issues for this analysis.
have the skills necessary to prepare and manage strategic planning processes
The balance of these skills will depend on which four courses are selected by students.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Urban Policy and Strategy students will be required to complete a program of study totaling 24 UOC. Students must complete any 4 core courses OR 3 core courses and one elective from the following:
MUPS0001 Drivers of Urban Change (6 UOC)
MUPS0002 Strategic Urban Policy (6 UOC)
MUPS0003 Decision Making and Governance (6 UOC)
MUPS0004 Development Economics (6 UOC)
MUPS0005 Impact Assessment (6 UOC)
MUPS0006 Digital Cities (6 UOC)
MUPS0007 Evidence-Based Policy (6 UOC)
BE Select Elective courses:
BENV7307 Writing the City (6 UOC)
BENV7732 Sustainable Infrastructure (6 UOC)
BENV7810 Infrastructure Planning (6 UOC)
BENV7811 Urban Renewal (6 UOC)
PLAN7156 Housing Policy (6 UOC)
PLAN7157 Engaging Communities (6 UOC)
Urban design may also be studied as an elective through selected course offerings in the Master of Urban Development and Design (MUDD) program.
Additional electives may also be offered in a particular semester. Students are advised to contact the Program Director prior to enrolment for information about the availability of courses in a particular semester.