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Why plan your future at UniSA? » UniSA’s Urban and Regional Planning program commenced in February 1949 and is the longest established town planning program in Australia. please visit the website unisa. networks and experiences to launch yourself into the global market place as a UniSA graduate. the national body that maintains professional standards for planning practice and represents professional planners throughout Australia » The School of Natural and Built Environments is committed to supporting Australian and State Government imperatives to foster and promote sustainable development through our teaching and research.
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Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Entry Requirements
For the most up-to-date and detailed information visit unisanet. The practice of urban and regional planning is essentially about designing and managing the shared spaces in which people live. towns and regions provide a high quality of life and a range of opportunities for all. towns and regions visually appealing.
At UniSA.unisa. neighbourhoods and rural areas.au/programs and enter the four-letter UniSA program code. It is these attributes that make graduates of our program in high demand by prospective employers. ethical and inclusive manner and that our cities. Urban and Regional Planning
Our landscape is a mosaic of cities.1
Experience. A particular emphasis is placed upon ensuring that areas cater for different groups and individuals in an equitable.edu. suburbs. towns. This important role aims to make our cities. Planners have the social responsibility of setting the policy framework within which land use is managed and development takes place.
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Third year students are required to complete a 70 day planning field placement.
SATAC code UniSA program code CRICOS code (international students only) TER (February 2010 cut-off) Program length Prerequisites Assumed knowledge Home campus Accepts Special Entry (STAT) External study available Part-time study available TAFE credit available Honours study available Program fees Program fees (international students only) Scholarships available Program overview The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning is the only undergraduate planning degree in South Australia to introduce students to the concepts of sustainable development. What does it take? In order to make a useful contribution to the management of cities and regions.00pm. City East campus.
414161 IBPG 024219E 65.edu. private planning consultancies and as advisors to property development firms. property markets.edu. while larger firms may have interstate and overseas offices and may be engaged in regional development projects in Asian or Pacific countries.05 4 years None None City East Yes No Yes Yes Yes Commonwealth supported (A$) $21. City East campus. introducing students to practical skills and situations which are valuable in the workplace. modified or changed.00am – 7. non-governmental agencies and consultancies. where necessary. regions and the built and natural environments in Australia and other countries. To register visit unisa. and community consultation. City East campus. What will I study? Courses on sustainability set the context for much of the planning program. be creative enough to seek out effective ways of putting ideas into practice. 2010. be perceptive enough to recognise what needs to be maintained. Who will employ me? Planning graduates from UniSA have found employment with federal.edu. To register. High-achieving final year students have the opportunity to graduate with Honours. regional planning. Prior to the placement. The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning aims to: » Provide students with a broad understanding of the forces and processes shaping cities.au/infosessions Drop-In Times will be available from 6-10 December 2010. planners need to be interested in analysing and understanding the ways that places change over time. urban design. Private consultancies vary in nature: smaller local firms provide planning advice to local authorities and individuals. and be capable of fostering collaborative and consensual approaches to planning. 2010. to challenge current planning wisdom. Workshop courses address the development and management of real places and scenarios. and the creativity to develop alternative planning proposals.au/infosessions » Equip students with the professional knowledge and skills to work effectively as urban and regional planners in a variety of agencies. spatial planning. students study planning law and development assessment issues as practical preparation.
. visit unisa. Students learn methods and techniques for analysing trends in urban development. social and community planning. which provides a distinct recognition of outstanding academic achievement through the writing of a final year thesis. environmental management.00pm at Campus Central.au/openday An Information Session will be held on Sunday 12 September. be willing to challenge and to question the way our cities and regions are presently designed and managed. at 6. Opportunities to specialize are also available through two options for majors in the final year: a major in Environmental Planning or a major in Social and Community Planning. » Provide students with an understanding of the principles and operation of the planning system in Australia and in other countries. » Engender in students the respect and commitment necessary to make effective community consultation and interdisciplinary collaboration crucial to planning practice. City West campus. social and environmental factors that strongly influence the practice of urban and regional planning. for predicting the future form and requirements of our communities and for ensuring that these communities are well designed. increasing their employment prospects and strengthening their professional networks. from 9. The Environmental Planning option prepares students for a career specialising in environmental aspects of planning and is particularly relevant to some branches of state government or to private sector consultancy.2
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Open Day will be held on Sunday 15 August 2010.au/scholarship » Create awareness of the physical. The Social and Community Planning specialization prepares students for a career in the social aspects of planning and is particularly relevant to work in local and state government departments. state and local government bodies.edu.000 per annum unisa. The placement ensures that students develop a sound understanding of the professional requirements of working in the planning industry. » Give students the knowledge and confidence to question and. land economics. economic. An additional Information Session will be held on Tuesday 14 December. Visit unisa.
edu. rather than trying to combine it with other fields. with the final year project or study. we were given wheelchairs to push each other around the city.3
Planning graduates also work in national park planning. coastal protection and heritage conservation. The international options are subject to conditions and availability. Majors The degree can be taken with a specialization in the form of either a major in Environmental Planning or a major in Social and Community Planning. allows considerable freedom to specialise or broaden one’s planning education. and UniSA offered a focused approach to town planning. It was really hard to tackle some walkways and this gave us a really different perspective on planning that we could only get from experience. An international student exchange option is available and UniSA has partnered arrangements for a half year exchange with various universities around the world. Program requirements FIRST YEAR Understanding Cities and Regions Geospatial Information Science Introduction to Planning Environment: A Human Perspective Infrastructure Workshop Planning Heritage Workshop Land Use Planning Sustainable Development: A Global Perspective SECOND YEAR Social and Community Planning Analytic Methods for Planning Urban Design Workshop Undergraduate Elective Introduction to Property Economics Planning Policy Planning Information Management Development and Design Studio THIRD YEAR Planning Law Social Planning Techniques Regional Planning Workshop Policy and Development Assessment Workshop Planning Field Placement A Planning Field Placement B FOURTH YEAR Planning and Professional Ethics Planning Project 1 or Planning Research Study (Honours) 1 Comparative Planning Planning Elective 1 Planning Project 2 or Planning Research Study (Honours) 2N Planning Elective 2 Planning Elective 3
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
‘I was really interested in the way we use land. While learning about planning for people with disabilities. The median starting salary for Urban and Regional Planning graduates is A$47.au
. Professional recognition The Bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning is recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia. especially when it comes to environmental sustainability. Students can choose from a large suite of discipline specific courses within the School of Natural and Built Environment which. Honours The degree may be awarded with Honours. International options The degree offers an optional study visit to Malaysia as a Year 4 Planning Elective.000 according to the Graduate Careers Australia website. GradsOnline. especially in the United kingdom. Students selected for the Honours stream will enrol in the courses Planning Research Project (Hons) 1 and 2.’
(08) 8302 2376 or 1300 UNINOW study@unisa. Planning Electives The degree has three planning electives in the final year. A number of graduates have found employment interstate within Australia and there are also many international opportunities for planning graduates to work overseas.
The University determines the amount that you contribute within a range set by the Australian Government. statistics. Achievement bonus points will automatically be awarded if students score 10 or more in Year 12 subjects relevant to their intended UniSA program. medicine. For more information on entry requirements.unisa. and these will be available to view via unisa.
.edu. veterinary science Student contribution A$4. behavioural science. and – Recorded achievement in five SACE subjects taken at stage 2 level. Please note that some programs have prerequisites. Indigenous Australians bonus points while those and people with a disability. The amount of your student contribution also depends on the unit value of your courses of study (the equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) value of the course). and – Included at least four Stage 2 subjects which are approved Higher Education Selection Subjects (HESS). Students socio-economically disadvantaged from rural and remote areas are also eligible for automatic students. dentistry.au/future UniSA Advantage UniSA Advantage is a bonus points scheme that encourages participation in education as well as rewards achievement in selected Year 12 subjects that better prepare students for university study. surveying.unisa. The scheme includes two strands – Achievement and Aspire. For students on School Card (or more information. the student contribution amounts for 2010 are:
Band National priorities Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Fields of study Mathematics. Find out more here www. A personal competencies statement and/ or employment experience may also be considered » Completed the University Foundation Studies program.edu. administration. social studies.310 A$7. Applicants should check all entry requirements before applying. unisa. The contribution that applies depends on which courses you choose to study and the contribution band in which those courses are classified.edu. The student contribution amounts for 2011 will be advised by the Federal Government in October 2010.edu.4
For Undergraduate Bachelor Degrees and Associate Degrees Applicants are required to have one of the following qualifications: » Qualified for SACE.edu. science Humanities.859
Note: these amounts are for 1 EFTSL in 2010.au attend a recognised school. and – Obtained a competitive TER » Completed interstate or overseas qualifications that the University considers equivalent to the SACE » Completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma » Completed or partly completed a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution » Completed at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at the appropriate level » Completed an award from TAFE or from another registered training organisation at AQF Certificate IV or above » Qualified for Special Entry and completed the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). You can also contact Future Student Enquiries on phone (08) 8302 2376 or 1300 UNINOW (local call cost) or email study@unisa. education.au/ future/year12/bonuspoints
As per the Australian Government guidelines. contact (08) state equivalent) and/or Youth 8302 2376 or 1300 UNINOW Allowance.edu. economics. can apply for bonus points by downloading an application form at www. engineering.249 A$5. agriculture Law.au Student contributions Student contributions are the amount you pay towards the cost of your program. au/future/year12/bonuspoints For more information. foreign languages. health.
Aspire bonus points are awarded automatically to students who attend a school recognised by UniSA as ‘under represented’ Participation and Access with respect to students going UniSA offers various programs and services to assist rural and/or on to higher education. visit www. commerce.au/future/year12/ bonuspoints. visual and performing arts Computing.edu. accounting.au/future/fees at that time. visit unisa. applicants may also be required to attend an interview or present a folio. nursing. built environment. For some programs. and who do not or email email@example.com A$8.
Health Sciences. Master degree A postgraduate degree undertaken after completion of a Bachelor degree (normally with Honours) which focuses on one area of specialisation. Course A component of study within a program (previously known as a ‘subject’). Sub-major A set of related courses which comprises between 19 and 35 units of study within a Bachelor degree. provided that individual course prerequisites are met. Education. TER (Tertiary Entrance Rank) A ranking of all students who have completed SACE in a particular year. Bachelor degree programs provide the relevant qualifications for many professions. In some programs these may be called ‘general studies sub-majors’. SACE Is the South Australian Certificate of Education or a recognised equivalent qualification. Honours study can actually be done as part of the degree. Bachelor degree A program of three or more years duration (or part-time equivalent). UNISA GLOSSARY Assumed knowledge Some first-year courses require knowledge of certain SACE Stage 2 subjects. Unit A value assigned to a course which measures the amount of work involved in that course. Prerequisites Are SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) subjects. The minimum TER required for the previous year is often a guide to how well you will need to perform to gain entry into a particular program.D
WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? Associate degree An award for completing a two-year (or part-time equivalent) tertiary program. Graduate Diploma An award for completing a postgraduate program of at least one year in duration (or part-time equivalent). Full-time students normally undertake 36 units of study per year (18 units per study period). CRICOS code Code identifying that a UniSA program has been registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Honours An additional year of study in a Bachelor degree during which students specialise in a chosen area of study. Free elective courses are designed to broaden your knowledge and skills beyond your professional field of study. TERs can vary from year to year and should be used as a guide only. or equivalent qualifications which are required for admission into the program. Free Electives A course chosen from any on offer outside your Division. Direct Entry Programs for which applications are not processed through SATAC but are made direct to UniSA. In some programs these may be called ‘cognates’. and Information Technology. Graduate Certificate An award for completing a postgraduate program of at least six months in duration (or part-time equivalent). In some cases. SATAC Guide A publication that lists every program offered by South Australian higher education institutions. Division UniSA is split into four academic Divisions – Business. eg Bachelor of Arts. Arts and Social Sciences. Engineering and the Environment – each offering a range of specialised programs and courses. Special Entry (STAT) Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is an alternative tertiary admissions test for people who do not have a recent Year 12 certificate. Minor A set of related courses which comprises up to 18 units of study within a Bachelor degree. The SATAC Guide provides information about the selection process and includes instructions on how to apply and is available every year from newsagents Australia-wide.
. HOW DOES YOUR PROGRAM WORk? Major A set of related courses which comprises 36 units of study within a Bachelor degree. PhD Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs normally extend over three years (or parttime equivalent) and involve significant research work. Program Award in which you are enrolled.
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