The Graduate Certificate of Urban Planning provides graduates with an introduction to the tools and techniques to allow them to obtain employment in property related fields such as property development with an emphasis on the planning process. This is a stand alone program, however articulation to the Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Planning may be granted on achieving a minimum GPA of 2 (65%) and approval of the Dean, Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development.
Successful completion of any undergraduate degree; or qualifications and/or extensive relevant professional experience deemed equivalent by the Faculty Dean.
Graduate Certificate of Urban Planning
International Students: To fulfil your student visa requirements, you’ll need to enrol in 40cp per semester.
Domestic Students: You have the option of undertaking either 30 or 40cp per semester.
Bond’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
Intensive Mode delivery*
Intensive Mode Delivery (IMD) is a compacted and time efficient way for students to complete their postgraduate qualification with minimal impact for students on their work/home lifestyle.
It is anticipated that students will attend two, 3-day sessions, per subject, scheduled Thursday to Saturday each week. Approximately 6 to 8 contact hours per day. Students will receive approximately 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during their weekly contact hours.
Intensive Mode Delivery is currently available to domestic students only. International students should enquire with the Faculty of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development.
The urban design and sustainability focus of the Bond program is geared towards one of the most rapidly developing areas of planning practice. State and local government opportunities for planners are strong in several areas including integrated transport planning, affordable housing strategy development, regional planning and various aspects of urban design. Planning and urban design consultancies value professionals with the strong analytical, place design and negotiation skills developed in the program. Extensive opportunities also exist in property development and community organisations.
At Bond University we understand the importance of professional recognition. The School of Sustainable Development has commenced negotiations with the relevant professional institutions and it is anticipated by the end of 2008 all programs will have completed the accrediting process.
Students must complete the following 4 subjects:
* Planning Theory and Ethics
* Sustainable Communities
* Urban Design & Site Analysis Studio
* Research Methods for Design and Planning