Development Planning Field of Study
Part of the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice program
This plan is no longer available for enrolment.
Commencing semesters, 2017
School of Social Science
Why study Development Planning?
This field is oriented towards planning practitioners in developing countries who wish to upgrade their qualifications to include the most recent advancements in the concepts, philosophies, theories and techniques in urban, regional and environmental planning. The program includes a research component which provides students with an opportunity to apply this knowledge to real-life planning issues and problems in their own countries. Academic staff involved in this area have extensive experience in developing countries and courses are oriented towards the needs of developing countries. Many students entering the program are sponsored by their employers who are involved in planning in developing countries. Further professional study provides openings for accelerated advancement and assumption of greater responsibility in the workplace.
View the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Development Planning field of study.
Graduates of the program usually return to their home countries to take up senior positions in government departments or with aid groups and corporations engaged in fields such as infrastructure, transport, manufacturing, service delivery and urban management.
What it costs
Please view the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice for information on key dates and how to apply.