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Postgraduate Diploma of Urban Planning

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  • Objectives
    The Postgraduate Diploma of Urban Planning (Professional) provides graduates with the tools and techniques to undertake the design, appraisal and management of urban and regional development using existing and emerging contemporary theories. This is a stand alone program, however articulation to the Master of 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.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful completion of any undergraduate degree; or qualifications and/or extensive relevant professional experience deemed equivalent by the Faculty Dean.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma of Urban Planning
  • Course description
    Enrolment

    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.

    Professional Outcomes

    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.

    Professional Recognition

    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.

    Course Structure

    Students must complete the following 8 subjects:

        * Planning Theory and Ethics
        * Sustainable Communities
        * Urban Design & Site Analysis Studio
        * Research Methods for Design and Planning
        * Regional Planning Policy and Practice
        * Environmental Planning and Conflict Management
        * Planning and Development Law
        * Development Assessment

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