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University of New England
The Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of New England (UNE) will give you the knowledge and skills to help shape sustainable and liveable urban and regional communities. It's ideal for graduates keen to enter the profession and for those who are already working in the field and looking to deepen their knowledge.
The key learning areas in this course include architecture and urban design, the theory and practice of land use planning, problem solving and policy response and place-making. The course is offered online or on campus for maximum flexibility.
The course is fully accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia, and graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Institute's Urban and Regional Planning Chapter.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
This course is not open to graduates of UNE's Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this urban planning course, the subjects you may study include:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Diploma in Urban Planning and Regional Development from the University of New England.
Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to pursue employment in the following organisations and areas:
Local and state government; Private consulting firms; Development companies; State and federal government departments involved with urban affairs; Environmental management; Transport; Community development; Heritage conservation; Regional prosperity and Other related fields
Graduates will also be eligible to apply for membership with the Planning Institute of Australia's s Urban and Regional Planning Chapter.
Graduates who successfully complete the course at an appropriate standard are eligible for advanced standing entry to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in architecture could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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