Master of Urban Planning (Professional)

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
March
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 13,568
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 52,007

About this course

This programme is designed to prepare students with undergraduate qualifications in other disciplines, such as geography, civil engineering or environmental science, for practising in the contemporary urban world. Topics of study include policy formulation and implementation, urban sustainability, urban design, economics, social and cultural matters and infrastructure design. This programme is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

University of Auckland

A bachelors or masters degree (taught 240 points) with GPA of 5.0 in at least 90 points from your final year of study, in a related field such as (but not limited to):

  • environmental science
  • politics and international relations
  • economics
  • geography
  • architecture

Another tertiary institution

An undergraduate degree (taught 240 points) from a recognised university (or similar institution) with GPE of 5.0 in a related field, such as (but not limited to):

  • environmental science
  • politics and international relations
  • economics
  • geography
  • architecture

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 4
  • Australia (%): 65-70%
  • China (%): 75-80%
  • India (%):55-60%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.0-3.2
  • Iran (Grade Average): 14.0-14.5
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.0-3.2
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.5
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.0
  • Taiwan (%): 72-77%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.0-3.2
  • UK (%): 55-60%
  • USA (GPA): 3.0-3.2
  • Vietnam (GPA): 6.5-7.0

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 6.5, no bands less than 6.0

Curriculum

This is a research-led programme, drawing on the latest developments in urban planning scholarship. You will examine a range of New Zealand and international examples of best urban planning practice. The programme is structured to facilitate connection with practising urban planning professionals. You'll also investigate an urban issue of interest to you and produce an approximately 15,000 word dissertation on your findings.

  • Core courses: 180 points
  • Elective course: 15 points
  • Research dissertation: 45 points

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