Introduction to Planning - 2017

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Unit summary

URP540

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment - Exercise (30%) , Invigilated Exam (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

This unit was previously known as Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning.

The unit will cover the origin, evolution, and strengths and weaknesses of the planning system. Operation of the current planning and development system including evaluation of planning documentation and the ethics of planning practice.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe the evolution of the planning system in Australia and internationally
  2. explain and critically evaluate current planning and development practices, processes and outcomes
  3. explain and discuss the institutional structure within which plans are generated, approved and implemented
  4. critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the planning and development system
  5. demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity.
  • Assignment — Exercise (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Portfolio (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to Planning
2A profile of the planning base
3History of Planning in WA
4Planning for suburban growth and change
5Local planning
6Metropolitan planning
7Transport planning
8Retail planning
9Urban design
10Regional planning
11Rural planning
12Overview of planning

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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