Master of Planning and Design (Coursework)

Course 234AA (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Professor Philip Goad


Environments and Design Student Centre
T:+61 3 8344 6417 /9862
F: +61 3 8344 5532
Course Overview:

The Master of Planning and Design is highly flexible and allows students to select subjects in accordance with their study and career aspirations, (with guidance from the course coordinator).

This course is of great benefit to students who:

  • Do not wish to specialise in one particular area;
  • Are not yet certain where their interest and career aspirations lie; or
  • For those with an existing qualification in the disciplines represented in the Melbourne School of Design, (or those related) wish to enhance their qualifications through advanced studies in areas of their choice.

It can also be used to establish academic credentials for entry into a research higher degree.

Planning and Design students may structure their program by choosing subjects from the study areas listed below, or, the following specialisations:

  • Architectural History and Conservation (for further details click here)

Study areas:

  • Architectural conservation
  • Architectural Practice and Management
  • Architectural history
  • Architectural theory
  • Architectural practice and management
  • Construction management
  • Landscape conservation
  • Landscape architectural theory
  • Landscape design
  • Project management
  • Property management
  • Urban design
  • Urban planning
  • Statutory planning
  • Transport planning
  • Urban sustainability
  • Workplace planning and design

The course aims to develop skills in the discipline areas offered by the Melbourne School of Design. Applicants may pursue a prescribed course of study to:

  • enhance their existing qualifications;
  • assist in a shift within the disciplines represented in the Faculty; and/or
  • lead to further academic studies.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:

All students must complete:

100 credit points graduate level subjects.

Students select from graduate level subjects offered by the Melbourne School of Design in consultation with the course coordinator (not all subjects are offered every year and some subjects have prerequisites).

Students should contact the Environments and Design Student Centre (see contact details above) to organise subject selection.

For a complete listing of subjects offered by the Melbourne School of Design please visit:

Subject Options:

100 point graduate level subjects

This course is tailored to meet the requirements of individual candidates. For assistance with subject selection contact the Environments and Design Student Centre (contact details above).

Entry Requirements:

The Master of Planning and Design (by Coursework) is available to:

  • graduates with at least a four-year undergraduate degree in the disciplines of the Faculty, or a closely related area, with a minimum average of H2B (70%);
  • or to graduates with a three-year undergraduate degree plus a one year Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant discipline, with a minimum average of H2B (70%).

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:

Graduate Attributes: Refer to University of Melbourne graduate attributes located at
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