Master of Planning (K7P)

Overview  2016

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Planning is critical for the sustainability of places, communities, regions and environments. This course is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and offers outstanding career opportunities and flexible study options.

Essential planning theory is integrated with understandings drawn from biophysical, social, cultural, legal and public policy disciplines. Urban, regional and rural environments are considered, and emphasis is given to planning across all land tenures at catchment and landscape scales. Extensive use of case studies provides students with practical examples of major environmental planning issues. Students undertake an industry placement that provides opportunities to incorporate the knowledge gained in the course into planning practice. Teaching of units within the course is linked to an active staff and graduate student research program, and with staff involvements in community, government and industry planning activities.

The Master of Planning is offered by the Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences in the School of Land and Food.

It can be studied in either full-time or part-time mode. The course can be studied on-campus at Hobart or by Distance Education.

In completing the coursework units of the Master of Planning, the course aims to give students opportunities to:

1. acquire advanced knowledge required by planning professionals;

2. acquire advanced technical and communication skills required by planning professionals;

3. develop capacity in reviewing, analysing, synthesising, evaluating and applying knowledge;

4. develop capacity in identifying and assessing potential solutions to complex planning problems;

5. develop capacity to participate effectively in employment or further study in the field of planning at local, state, national or international levels;

6. show initiative and judgement in professional practice and scholarship;

7. develop an understanding of environmental and social responsibility, justice and cultural diversity;

8. develop capacity in communicating clear and coherent expositions of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences; and


9. develop capacity to take responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, in collaboration with others.


In completing the research component of the Master of Planning, students will have opportunities to:

1. develop skills in identifying, acquiring and analysing diverse resources that include published material, websites, databases and other media;

2.obtain practical research training by designing and undertaking a specialized project;

3. develop written skills to a levelappropriate for preparation of professional reports, and in the case of the research thesis, preparation of a paper suitable for submission to a refereed journal;


4. develop oral communication skills to a level appropriate for the delivery of a presentation at a national conference; and

5. be prepared for professional working careers, and in the case of the research thesis, higher degrees by research.

The course also addresses a set of competency outcomes specified by the accrediting body (Planning Institute of Australia).

The course includes KGA513 Professional Practice. In this unit students negotiate placement in a government or private sector organisation which is approved by the University. There they work on one or more practical tasks under the supervision of a suitably qualified professional. Understanding of environmental planning and/or management including organisational structure and functions, the role and responsibilities of planners and/or managers, and basic administrative processes are developed. Students are encouraged to make contacts within the profession and among stakeholders. Generic issues concerning workplace values, ethics and professional practice are discussed. Assessment draws on students' engagement with the scholarly literature, their documented preparations, outputs and critical reflection throughout the placement. This unit is also part of the current planning courses S6L and S7U.

Career outcomes

The Master of Planning can lead to positions in planning for urban, rural, regional and natural environments. Planners are employed by local and state governments across Australia, the Commonwealth Government, as well as private sector firms such as planning consultants. Students complete a thesis and can apply to undertake a PhD in planning.

Professional Recognition

The proposed masters is the subject of an accreditation application. The Course Coordinator will prepare accreditation documents to present to the Planning Institute of Australia and a PIA Visiting Board which will be assessing the course in December 2015.

Course structure

Schedule A - Core Units

This unit provides a foundation for advanced studies in planning. The characteristics and content purposes of planning are presented, along with the various types of plans. The historical development and current state of planning theory isare examined and located in…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Statutory planning processes and requirements are established by legalisation – they provide the legal basis for land use planning and development assessment. This unit deals in detail with such processes and requirements. The purpose and role of statutory planning is…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students negotiate placement in a government or private sector organisation which is approved by the University. There they work on one or more practical tasks under the supervision of a suitably qualified professional. Understanding of planning and/or management including organisational…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit develops an understanding of how instruments of power and organisation can be shaped through effective planning and management to foster sustainable systems of production and consumption. We begin our journey by examining the concept and interpretations of sustainable…

Credit Points: 25

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The focus of this unit is the principles and practice of local-level planning for urban systems. The history of urban planning provides context for consideration of current approaches to urban planning. International and local examples are used to explore strategic…

Credit Points: 25

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This unit addresses key considerations for planning at the regional level - that is, at spatial scales intermediate between state/territory and local government jurisdictions. The focus is on moving towards sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes, as well as enhancing…

Credit Points: 25

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The research project comprises one third (50% of 150%) of the requirements for the Master of Environmental Management (S7D) or Master of Environmental Planning (S7U) degrees and one quarter (50% of 200%) of the requirements for the Master of Protected…

Credit Points: 25

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Credit Points: 25

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Schedule B - Alternative Units Requiring Course Co-ordinator Approval

Candidates can apply to the Course Coordinator to replace KGA514 with 25% of Schedule B unit(s).
Candidates with prior professional planning experience can apply to the Course Coordinator to replace KGA513 with 25% of Schedule B unit(s). This option cannot be used in conjunction with replacing KGA514 with 25% of Schedule B unit(s).

Risk Management of organisations is about minimising adversity and maximising the probability that business can continue to operate in periods of unavoidable adversity. This unit will provide an introduction to the principles and processes involved in risk management, and explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit deals with the management of a wide range of resources for which public sector managers are responsible, and provides skills not only in effective practices, but also in transparent reporting and compliance with government policies.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Provides an introduction to the concept of economic, social and environmental (triple bottom line) reporting and performance from both a business and society perspective. The unit looks at the link between triple bottom line (TBL) reporting and the concept of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Examines how social issues in contemporary Australia are constructed and interpreted across their social, cultural, political and moral dimensions. The unit examines the role of discourses in the construction of social issues, social groups and social arenas as social problems…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit introduces students to green politics and political parties; and the role of 'greens' in government. It traces in a comparative sense, green ideas, values and politics from grass roots inception, through to green political platforms and the policy…

Credit Points: 12.5

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`Government` as a set of institutions is no longer synonymous with `government` as a process. As a result, the term 'governance' is increasingly used to account for a growing number of situations where governance occurs without government. The reasons for…

Credit Points: 25

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This is an environmental politics based unit that examines the governance challenge of emissions reduction in terms of wicked problems, failed politics and policy, post Kyoto prospects, and policy implementation and evaluation. It moves from macro-politics to the micro policy…

Credit Points: 25

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This unit provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of selected marine and Antarctic political issues concerning such topics as the Antarctic Treaty System; Law of the Sea and oceans governance; global, regional and domestic fisheries management; and…

Credit Points: 25

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This unit examines the central approaches to understanding the policy process. Key phases of this process will be explored including the initiation, development, implementation, evaluation and analysis of public policy. Difficulties and ambiguity inherent within political decision making will also…

Credit Points: 25

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This unit explores major conceptual, empirical and normative issues surrounding the implementation and evaluation of public policy. Both of these phases of the policy process are examined separately and in relation to each other and to other concepts such as…

Credit Points: 25

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This unit and its two component modules address key principles underpinning government within a Westminster parliamentary system. The unit aims to provide a background to, and understanding of the theory and practice of public administration and management. The unit will…

Credit Points: 25

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This unit provides an introduction to legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, environmental management systems and related environmental management tools. The unit emphasises the practical aspects of environmental management for Tasmanian, Australian and international…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides students with a practical understanding of key systems for protected area planning and management. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are considered. The global context of protected areas is analysed, including issues of definition, scope and governance.…

Credit Points: 25

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Qualitative Research Methods provides Honours, Masters and HDR candidates with grounding in qualitative research methodologies and associated methods. Students will develop abilities in framing research questions; critiquing qualitative research methodologies; defending method choice; and the practicalities of method use such…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides students with the knowledge and practical skills to prepare management plans for protected areas. Particular emphasis will be given to accessing and deploying information; community engagement and collaboration; and developing plans that support an adaptive approach to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit covers the knowledge and skills needed to undertake planning for protected area systems. Specific foci are the processes to identify areas for inclusion in national reserve systems, and securing the resources needed to effectively govern and manage the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit is designed to assist students to meet the requirements of postgraduate coursework study at an Australian university. Studio workshops are held on learning cultures, approaches and expectations; working in groups; presenting seminars; writing reports and essays; developing critical…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Geographic Information Science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used in a wide range of disciplines to investigate, analyse, and communicate spatial information. This unit covers the underlying theory/concepts of GIS, application areas, the use of commercial GIS software, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit will give you advanced skills in the analysis and presentation of spatial data using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). There is an increasing demand for graduates with strong skills in spatial data analysis, particularly in the context of environmental…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit introduces you to theoretical and practical foundations of remote sensing. The unit starts with the physics of remote sensing including the concepts of electromagnetic energy and the interaction of energy with the atmosphere and the earth surface. We…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit will provide you with high-level theoretical knowledge and practical skills in image analysis techniques, such as geometric image correction, image filters, texture measures, vegetation indices, LiDAR point cloud filtering, classification algorithms, object-based image analysis, change detection, and accuracy…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit examines agricultural production systems within the context of sustainable use of soil, land and other natural resources in a changing and/or variable climate. Assessment of soil, land, water and vegetation resources on a catchment and property basis will…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Considers the public international law aspects of the law of the sea and the Antarctic continent. The unit examines the Antarctic Treaty, Madrid Protocol, Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Australia's maritime zones of jurisdiction and international…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. These…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Climate change poses enormous challenges for Australia and the international community. The level of warming already in the climate system means that law and policymakers must deal with dual policy imperatives – to manage the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Candidates will be qualified for entry to the Master of Planning if they have been admitted to a bachelor degree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or hold a degree or other tertiary qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent for this purpose. International applicants are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no band below 6.0. These admission requirements are the same as those for the current courses S6L and S7U.

Students completing the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning S6L are eligible for entry into the proposed program.

Students completing the proposed Master of Planning, which includes a 50% thesis component, will be eligible for entry into a higher degree research program.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2016 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $26,500 AUD.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA for 2016 is $290 AUD.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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