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An online postgraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Planning Dissertation is an individual research piece generated by you. You will be expected to present a 15,000-word dissertation on a relevant subject of your choosing.
You will act as the lead researcher on this unit, and will be expected to organise your activities accordingly. You will be provided with a supervisor who will maintain regular contact, and you will also have access to external advisors from relevant fields of regional and urban planning.
To succeed in this unit you will be expected to apply critical theory to your chosen topic, design and implement a relevant research program and take personal responsibility for your studies. You will be set one hour per week with your assigned supervisor, and various materials on research methods will be made available.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
You must also have successfully completed the following two units:
In this Planning Dissertation unit, there are no weekly set topics.
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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The Planning Dissertation Unit represents the culmination of your studies for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning. Professionally trained planners are in high demand in Australia, particularly in local government. Successful completion of this unit helps to establish your field of specialty, and also demonstrates qualities that are highly desirable to prospective employees, including self-motivation, academic rigour and a strong working knowledge of the principles and methodologies associated with the field.
Graduates of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning have gone on to find career opportunities in a wide range of fields. Some of the most popular job roles include local and state government planning, private consultancy, regional development, housing and transport and environmental planning, among others.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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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