Graduate Certificate of Science in Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

Courses and Study Australian courses Graduate Certificate of Science in Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

JCU’s tropical urban and regional planning courses are designed for planners in urban, shire and regional settings. They provide scope for allied professionals to widen their knowledge in the field of planning.

Campus
Townsville; Cairns
Start dates
February, July
Duration
6 months full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus

Career opportunities

The course has been designed in consultation with the Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Australian Institute of Architects, and state and commonwealth departments and organisations. The Master of Applied Science is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

Our graduates find careers as planners, policy makers, consultants, researchers, and impact assessors for government agencies at federal, state and local levels, environmental planning firms, environmental assessment consultants, property development companies, regional development organisations, and non-government agencies (for example, overseas aid organisations).

Course highlights

James Cook University brings together a team of academic and associate staff across multiple disciplines.

  • Nationally-recognised leader in geoscience
  • major research centres including the Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning
  • internationally-acclaimed academic teaching staff
  • strong collaboration with industry and research organisations, both locally and internationally.

Course overview

Teaching emphasis is placed on the interactions of humans and the environment, and the particular characteristics of settlements and issues in remote and tropical environments.

is a flexible course, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your professional needs and interests. This course is available in Townsville and Cairns. It is available part time (domestic students only) and full time.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Subjects

GCertSc – Tropical Urban and Regional Planning Major

Major code

GCS-URP

Credit points

12 credit points

Major Structure

OPTIONS

Select 12 credit points of specified level 5 subjects

AY5026:03 The Practice of Cultural Heritage Management

EV5001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning

EV5003:03 Environmental Economics

EV5009:03 Foundations of Natural Resource Management

EV5010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment

EV5110:03 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

EV5200:03 Terrestrial Resource Management

EV5252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management

EV5301:03 Urban Geography and Design

EV5502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

EV5505:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

EV5601:03 Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management

EV5602:03 Urban Design Studio

EV5603:03 Planning Legislation and Professional Practice

EV5606:03 Disasters, Communities and Planning

EV5607:03 Disaster Management Principles

EV5610:03 Native Title and Land Use Planning

Administrative Information

Major code

GCS-URP

SMS Version

2

SMS Effective date

01/01/2015

SMS Full title

GCertSc - Tropical Urban and Regional Planning Major

SMS Short title

Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

SMS Abbreviated title

GCertSc-TURPMaj

Self-management

Enrol: Yes

Withdraw: Yes

Selections: Yes

Location: Yes

Attendance: Yes

FOE

040103

Permissible awards

This major will be included on the testamur

Administration Details

Owner

2200 Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College

2250 College of Science and Engineering

Contact

dtes.aqs@jcu.edu.au

Availability Information

Course

C/Code

Campus

Notes

Graduate  Certificate of Science

53911

Cairns

Townsville

 

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-09

10/2009

Original document

10/2009

1-13 – V2

01/2013

Remove year from  code and title

Change code

01/2013

2-13 – V3

04/2013

Structure – change from all core  subjects to all options

01/2014

1-16 – V4

CAB@DBoS-1605  – 07/2016

Bulk amendment - Replace EV5002 with EV5110

01/2017

Pathway into course

Please consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

Handbook

Graduate Certificate of Science

Course code

53911

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in science; or

other qualifications or professional/industry-based experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.

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

Credit points

12 credit points

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply specialised theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more science disciplines

  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate knowledge from a range of sources

  • Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based laboratory and/or field experiments/practices by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools, as appropriate to one or more science disciplines

  • Organise, analyse and interpret complex scientific data using mathematical, statistical and technological skills

  • Communicate complex scientific ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences through advanced written and oral English language skills and a variety of media

  • Identify, analyse and generate solutions to unpredictable or complex problems, especially related to tropical, rural, remote or Indigenous contexts, by applying scientific knowledge and skills with initiative and high level judgement

  • Explain and apply regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.

Course Structure

OPTIONS

Select a specialisation from Table A

TABLE A (SPECIALISATIONS)

Type of specialisation

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

12 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture Science and Technology

Townsville

Internal

Distance Ed (on line)

Fisheries Biology and Management

Townsville

Internal only

Marine Biology and Ecology

Townsville

Internal only

Natural Resource Management

Cairns

Townsville

Internal only

Protected Area Management

Cairns

Townsville

Internal only

Sustainability

Cairns

Part-time only

Internal only

Tropical Biology and Conservation

Cairns

Townsville

Internal only

Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

Cairns

Townsville

Internal only

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 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.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Graduate Certificate of Science

Approved abbreviation

GCertSc

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate of Science are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Science, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the Graduate Certificate.

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.