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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Planning

The Graduate Certificate in Planning offers an entry pathway to the Master of Planning ( C04007 ) for students who have professional experience in planning but do not have an appropriate undergraduate qualification, or have a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field.

The degree enables professionals to change careers due to the multidisciplinary nature of the learning. 

Areas of study:
Property development process, planning and environmental law, urban development, urban design.

Campus Information

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Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates are employed in strategic planning on major developments and projects, master planning with financial analysis, and the increasingly important area of sub-regional planning.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

 

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree or equivalent, or
  • an advanced diploma in a relevant discipline, such as design, social science, property, planning, valuation, engineering or horticulture.

Applicants who do not satisfy the academic requirements may be considered on the ability to demonstrate equivalency through relevant work experience.

Applicants need to provide:

  • a CV clearly articulating relevant work experience, and
  • a personal statement (max. 300 words) explaining their reasons to study the Graduate Certificate in Planning.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
    or
  • AE5: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: 58-64;
    or
  • CAE: 176-184