Master of Planning and Urban Design
Master of Planning and Urban Design
MCW – Masters by Coursework (AQF Level 9)
Professional accreditation status
This course is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). Graduates are eligible for immediate membership of the Urban and Regional Chapter of the Planning Institute of Australia and, after two years professional planning experience, are eligible to become corporate members (MPIA).
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a cognate discipline (such as geography, environmental studies, planning, engineering or similar), at this or another University
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
48 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Students may be required to attend block mode or flexible delivery subjects on other campus', and some subjects will require fieldwork that includes additional costs for food and accommodation.
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Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Planning and Urban Design at James Cook University will be able to:
EV5001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning
EV5301:03 Urban Geography and Design
EV5603:03 Planning Legislation and Professional Practice
EV5505:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Select two majors from Table A
Select either OPTION A or OPTION B
OPTION A (Dissertation – entry restricted to minimum Grade Point Average of 5.5)
SC5912:06 Minor Project, Seminar and Literature Review (1 of 2)
SC5913:06 Minor Project, Seminar and Literature Review (2 of 2)
OPTION B (Minor Project)
EV5910:03 Professional Planning Project (1 of 2)
EV5920:03 Professional Planning Project (2 of 2)
SC5008:03 Professional Placement
Select 3 credit points of subjects specified in List 1
EV5602:03 Urban Design Studio
EV5404:03 Field Studies in Tropical Geography
EV5120:03 Advanced Design Communication
EV5130:03 Urban Ecosystems
EV5607:03 Disaster Management Principles
EV5606:03 Disasters, Communities and Planning
EV5614:03 Leadership in Disaster Management
EV5454:03 Natural Hazards
EV5015:03 Sustainability in Practice
AN5006:03 Asia Pacific Development: Culture and Globalisation
EV5610:03 Native Title and Land Use Planning
EV5010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment
EV5252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management
AY5026:03 The Practice of Cultural Heritage Management
SC5901:03 Special Topic 1
TABLE A (Majors)
Type of major
Credit points in major
12 credit points
Fieldwork is compulsory in some subjects
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Some subjects may be only be available in external mode
Some subjects are only available in external or block mode at the Cairns campus. Townsville-based students are required to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements in order to attend these subjects, at their own expense.
Not all majors are available in Singapore.
Expected time to complete
2 years full time or equivalent part time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
A student who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures
18 credit points
Except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then advanced standing may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards
Advanced standing should not be granted for subjects completed more than 10 years prior to enrolment for the award for which advanced standing is being sought.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 19 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree
MASTER OF PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Inclusion of majors on
Exit with lesser award
Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Science in Tropical Urban and Regional Planning.
Where coursework is completed at a grade point average of 6 or above, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, on the recommendation of the College Dean of Science and Engineering may recommend the award of a Master of Planning and Urban Design with Distinction.