Courses & Units

Course rules for K7P Master of Planning

Course Specification

Faculty: Science, Engineering and Technology
Award Title: Master of Planning
Award Abbreviation: MPlanning
Course Code:  K7P


1.Candidates for the Master of Planning shall be qualified for entry if they have qualified for admission to a bachelordegree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or hold other tertiary qualification(s) deemed by the Faculty to beequivalent for this purpose. International applicants who are nationals of and currently reside in a country whereEnglish is not the official language require an IELTS of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.

2.Candidates for the Master of Planning shall complete the course requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not lessthan 2 years of full-time study (or its equivalent)] and not more than five years from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3.To qualify for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management:

(a) Candidates shall pass a total of 200% of units from Schedule A.
(b) Candidates can apply to the Course Coordinator to replace KGA514 in Schedule A from with 25% of elective unit(s) from Schedule B. Candidates with prior professional planning experience can apply to the Course Coordinator to replace KGA513 with 25% of elective unit(s) from Schedule B. The latter option cannot be used in conjunction with replacing KGA514 with 25% of elective unit(s) from Schedule B.

4.On entry, on-campus students will be evaluated by the course coordinator for a requirement to undertake KGA539Postgraduate Study Skills (12.5%) from Schedule B, plus an additional 12.5% unit from Schedule B, in place of either KGA513 or KGA514 from Schedule A. KGA539 is designed to assist students to meet the requirements of postgraduate coursework study in an environmental field at an Australian university.

5.The units which may be included in a course for the Master of Planning shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean,be in accordance with Schedules A and B.

6.Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be countedtowards the Master of Planning.

7.In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by theDean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

8.Passes in subjects or units in other postgraduate courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or anotherapproved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the Master ofPlanning, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify forthe Master of Planning.


9.The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.

10.These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2016 and shall apply to all candidates for the Master of Planning,including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

11.The approved abbreviation for the Master of Planning shall be MPlanning.