Duration
Full-time: 30 months
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
City
Points
300
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

The Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Heritage Conservation gives you a sound platform for the realities of contemporary practice. In less time that it takes to complete the two degrees separately, you will gain a professionally-recognised urban planning qualification, and increase your knowledge of how old buildings were built and how they can be preserved.

This qualification is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

Read the full programme regulations for the Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Heritage Conservation in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

This programme combines courses from the two standalone masters programmes. Through taught seminars and studios, you will examine a range of case studies of best urban planning practice, as well as explore conservation theory and practice.

You’ll be able to explore areas of interest and submit a 15,000 word (approximate) dissertation of personal research.

 

The programme is structured to facilitate connection with practising urban planning professionals and heritage conservationists.

  • Core courses: 225 points
  • Research project: 30 points
  • Research dissertation: 45 points
     

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 701
    Name:
    Urban Planning Contexts
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 702
    Name:
    Urban Planning Law
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 703
    Name:
    Urban Planning and the Environment
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 704
    Name:
    People, Communities and Urban Planning
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 705
    Name:
    Sustainable Infrastructure Planninge
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 706
    Name:
    Māori Planning Issues
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 707
    Name:
    Urban Economic Development
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 708
    Name:
    Urban Design Studio
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
Year 2 120 points
  • Code:
    ARCHGEN 750
    Name:
    Heritage Processes
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ARCHGEN 751
    Name:
    Heritage Assessment and Conservation Planning
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ARCHGEN 752
    Name:
    Conservation of Materials
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ARCHGEN 753
    Name:
    Diagnosis and Adaptation
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 714
    Name:
    Urban Planning Methods and Plan Making Studio
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 715
    Name:
    Urban Planning Research Dissertation
    Type:
    Research dissertation
    Points:
    45 pts
Year 3 60 points
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 711
    Name:
    Urban Planning Theory
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    URBPLAN 712
    Name:
    Sustainable Urbanism
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    ARCHGEN 754
    Name:
    Research Project
    Type:
    Research project
    Points:
    30 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

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

  • Taught 300 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelors or masters degree in a related field

Further programme requirements

Taught 300 points

You must hold a University of Auckland bachelors or masters degree in a related field, such as (but not limited to) environmental science, politics and international relations, economics, geography or architecture.

You will need a GPA of 5.0 in your final year of study.

Other pathways to study

You cannot apply for this programme if you hold one of the following University of Auckland degrees:

  • Bachelor of Planning
  • Bachelor of Urban Planning
  • Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)
  • Master of Planning Practice
  • Master of Urban Planning

If you hold one of these degrees, you may be interested in the following postgraduate programmes:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

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

  • Taught 300 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in a related field

  • IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System 6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 300 points

You must hold at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) in a related field, such as (but not limited to) environmental science, politics and international relations, economics, geography or architecture.

You will need a GPE of 5.0 in your final year of study.

How much does a Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Heritage Conservation cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,180 – $9,926*
International students
NZ$38,062*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Applications for this degree are welcomed at any time.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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We welcome any questions you may have about postgraduate study at the School of Architecture and Planning. Contact our postgraduate adviser by phone or email.
 
Postgraduate Adviser
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 89155

Where could this programme take you?

Completion of this programme will prepare you to practice as an urban planner at either local or central government level, as well as in private practice with a heritage focus. You will also have the skills to contribute to heritage conservation in the community and in industry.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Architectural historian
  • Building technologist
  • Conservation consultant
  • Heritage consultant
  • Private practitioner
  • Urban planner

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