This programme offers candidates a specialised field of interest. The objective is to train candidates to be able to undertake planning work in various fields and equip them with the professionalism to cope with the dynamics of development. The degree is recognised by the Malaysian Public Services Department and the Malaysian Institute of Planners.
The curriculum covers a broad range of topics in planning theory, planning techniques, policy and planning and administration as outlined below.
- Urban & Regional Planning Studio 3
- Urban & Regional Planning Studio 4
- Planning Studio 5
- Planning Studio 6
- Sustainable Development Planning
- Theory & Philosophy of Planning
- Methodology and Technique of Research
- Principles of Planning
- Professional Practice in Urban Planning
- Methods of Planning Analysis
- Regional and Rural Planning
- Computer Application in Planning
- Planning Law
- Practical Training - Inter Semester Break (10 weeks)
- Infrastructure Technology
- Urban and Regional Economics
- Social Aspects in Planning
- Transportation Planning
- Research Project in Planning
Elective Courses (Choose 9 units)
- Traffic Planning
- Landscape Planning
- Tourism Planning and Development
- Housing Studies
- Urban Design
- Road and Transportation
Expertise available in the following School:
School of Housing, Building & Planning www.hbp.usm.my
Applicants should possess the following:
- BSc (Honours) Housing, Building and Planning degree.
- BSc (Honours) Building Engineering / Architecture / Planning / Quantity Surveying / Valuation degree (require additional semesters).
- Other academic or professional qualifications.
- Preference is given to those who have relevant working experience.
International candidates must possess one of the following:-
- A minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) (Paper-based); or
- A minimum score of 213 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) (computer-based); or
- A minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) (Internet-based); or
- A minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System); or
- English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
- The candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and Master level is English; or
- English courses offered by British Council. (The level of qualification and the relevant courses are to be identified by the University Postgraduate Studies Council); or
- English courses offered by School of Languages, Literacies and Translation (The level of qualification and the relevant courses are to be identified by the University Postgraduate Studies Council); or
- English courses from selected Malaysian public/private university or institution. (The level of qualification and the relevant courses should be previously identified and approved by the University Postgraduate Studies Council).
Full Time: Min 2 semesters / Max 4 semester
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