Master of Urban and Environmental Planning

Program code

5576

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1.5 to 2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points

160

Indicative fee

$10,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree (4.5 GPA)
  • Griffith Graduate Certificate in Urban and Environmental Planning (4.5 GPA)

    (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2022 (more)

Applications close

Sunday, 13 February 2022

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

Standard Pathway

  • gain 60 credit points for Planning Studio courses
  • gain 40 credit points for Core courses
  • gain 60 credit points for Standard Pathway courses
    • 40 credit points for Listed electives (20 CP from Planning theme, 20 CP from Environment theme)
    • 20 credit points for free choice electives

Work Integrated Learning Pathway

  • gain 60 credit points for Planning Studio courses
  • gain 80 credit points for Core courses
  • gain 60 credit points for Work Integrated Learning Pathway courses
    • 20 credit points for Listed electives (10 CP from Planning theme, 10 CP from Environment theme)

Research Pathway

  • gain 60 credit points for Planning Studio courses
  • gain 40 credit points for Core courses
  • gain 60 credit points for Research Pathway courses
  • gain 10 credit points for Listed electives (from Planning theme)

Note 1: Students wishing to pursue doctoral research will need to complete the 40 credit Dissertation which will normally be taken in the final Year of the program. The Dissertation involves the design and implementation of a systematic research project and presentation of a written report for examination. Normally the dissertation will be between 20000 and 25000 words in length depending on the nature of the problem and the specific field. Students will normally only be admitted to the dissertation after completion of 7161ESC and 7181ESC and after achieving a minimum GPA of 5.5 (using a 7.0 scale) over all courses in the program up to the point of entry to the Dissertation. Admission is also conditional upon a research project proposal being approved by the Program Director including nomination and consent of a supervisor.

Advanced standing

To be eligible for the award of Master of Urban and Environmental Planning (MUrbanEnvPlan), a student admitted with 40 credit points of advanced standing must acquire 120 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 40 credit points for Planning Studio courses
  • gain 20 credit points of core courses
  • gain 60 credit points from one of the Pathway Courses (see Note 1).

Note 1: Students admitted with advanced standing will have completed 40 credit points of courses that fulfill the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Urban and Environmental Planning program (3216) and should therefore select their remaining courses so that the courses previously completed and the additional 120 credit points covers the 160 CP content of one of the pathways. Students should contact the Program Director for any further advice.
This degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur.

This degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur.

Exit point

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Urban and Environmental Planning (GCertUrbanEnvPlan), a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 20 credit points for Planning Studio courses:
  • gain 20 credit points from the Core courses:

To exit, a student should apply for a program transfer.
Note: The Graduate Certificate exit point is not available to students admitted to the Masters program with advanced standing.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 9 - Masters Degree (Coursework).

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.