Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Urban Planning/Master of Urban Design will demonstrate:
- A high level of technical understanding of the processes of urban planning in local and international jurisdictions;
- An understanding of a broad range of theoretical and practical issues relating to the design, conduct and implementation of urban planning processes;
- Ability to research, evaluate and discuss planning processes in the light of contemporary planning ideals, ethics and debates, including debates surrounding the creation of equitable and sustainable human settlements;
- An understanding of the principles and practices of work in urban-planning project teams;
- Knowledge in urban design and related areas; enabling them to play an integrating role between the built environment disciplines, including architecture, landscape, and planning;
- An understanding of a broad range of urban design theories, and their practical application;
- Knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to urban studies;
- An understanding of recent developments in the field of Urban Design.
- Technical skills to plan and undertake urban planning processes;
- Cognitive and creative skills to evaluate and research traditional and alternative planning methodologies;
- Cognitive, interpersonal, communication and technical skills that demonstrate the ability to synthesise complex information and apply this to urban planning processes;
- Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice;
- Communication skills to present projects that contribute to professional practice or scholarship.
Application of knowledge and skills:
- The ability to think strategically and creatively in addressing key issues in the design and implementation of urban planning processes;
- The ability to work individually and collaboratively to establish, implement and evaluate planning processes, and to justify and interpret planning outcomes to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
- Ability to plan and execute a substantial individual research-based project relating to contemporary planning theory or practice;
- The ability to think strategically and creatively in addressing key urban design issues;
- The ability to work individually and collaboratively to establish and evaluate requirements and priorities in new project situations and effectively
contribute to urban design projects.
The Master of Urban Planning/Master of Urban Design has been specifically designed around the
University of Melbourne graduate attributes, as well as requirements of professional associations.
Graduates of the Master of Urban Planning/Master of Urban Design demonstrate:
- Effective written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences
- Critical and analytical skills to identify and resolve complex problems
- Ability to learn and use appropriate technologies
- Effective organisational, time management and planning skills
- Ability to work collaboratively and productively in groups
Last updated: 12 November 2021