Built Environment - Postgraduate Courses 2020 - University of Technology Sydney

 
Built Environment - Postgraduate Courses 2020 - University of Technology Sydney
Built
Environment

                           Postgraduate
                           Courses
 Faculty of Design,
 Architecture & Building   2020
Built Environment - Postgraduate Courses 2020 - University of Technology Sydney
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Built Environment - Postgraduate Courses 2020 - University of Technology Sydney
Contents
2	Why UTS Built Environment?
                                                               Faculty snapshot
3     Industry Accreditation and Sponsorship
                                                               5,023       total students
4     Meet Our Built Environment Academic Leaders
                                                               4,048 	undergraduate students
8     Planning                                                 851 	postgraduate coursework
                                                               124 	higher degree research students
10 Project Management
                                                               UTS at a glance
12    Construction Management                                  45,930      students
                                                               15,134      international students
14 Property Development
                                                               33,070      undergraduate students
16 Real Estate Investment                                      10,720      postgraduate coursework
                                                               2,140       higher degree research students
18    Dual-Discipline Degrees
                                                               3,896       staff
18    Master of Property Development and Planning
                                                               UTS student diversity
18    Master of Property Development and Project Management
                                                               49%         female students
19    Master of Property Development and Investment
                                                               51%         male students
22 Research Degrees                                            31%         are 25 or older
                                                               49%         also speak a language
22    Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                           other than English
22    Master of Built Environment (Research)

24 How to Apply & Fees
                                                              UTS Built Environment is part of the Faculty of Design,
                                                              Architecture and Building.
                                                              Please note the above numbers are approximates as of
                                                              November 2018.

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                                                              UTS acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora
                                                              Nation and the Boorooberongal People of the Dharug
                                                              Nation upon whose ancestral lands our campuses
                                                              stand. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders
                                                              both past and present, acknowledging them as the
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Why UTS Built
Environment?

A COMMUNITY OF GREAT MINDS                      GO GLOBAL WITH YOUR CAREER                    JOIN US IN THE CITY
The team you work with makes a                  Today’s property, planning and                Your time matters. That’s why we deliver
difference. At UTS, we bring together           construction industries are global.           our classes in a variety of different modes,
students and staff from many industries,        There’s a good chance your next career        from evening classes to delivering whole
and with many backgrounds. But they’re          might be overseas. We are one of the only     subjects over a multi-day block session.
all driven to make a difference in our cities   Australian schools of built environment       We’re also investing in new teaching
and in their career. And our teaching           to be accredited across all of our            technologies to give our students more
staff don’t just teach: they run their own      postgraduate programs by national and         options for blended learning. Best of all
companies, sit on executive boards, and         international professional bodies like the    our city campus is located a few minutes
develop world-class research. They’re           Project Management Institute and Royal        walk from Sydney’s biggest transport hub,
forever learning so you can as well.            Institute of Chartered Surveyors. These are   Central Station. You’ll be able to get here
                                                organisations that will make your degree      (and away) with ease.
IT’S WHO YOU KNOW                               stand out at your next interview, whether
150 plus. That’s how many industry              it’s in Sydney, Manhattan or London.          TECHNOLOGY THAT YOU NEED
partners the UTS School of Built                                                              We’ve invested in the latest software
Environment works with. We collaborate          MAKE AN IMPACT DURING                         and professional equipment to ensure
with influential businesses across town         YOUR DEGREE                                   you’re able to produce outstanding
and beyond our borders. One moment              You learn the most when you’re working        projects and bring your grand ideas to
you could be hearing unique insights            in the real world. We partner with            life. Our comfortable computer labs are
from a high-profile guest lecturer, the         industry heavyweights or look to actual       accessible 24/7, plus you’ll also be able
next you could be swapping business             case studies when we set briefs for our       to experiment in interactive spaces
cards with them.                                students. The projects you’ll work on         such as the Immersive Construction
                                                during your degree are as close to the        Environment (ICE) studio.
                                                real deal as you’ll get. Depending on
                                                your degree you could be addressing
                                                a challenge for the City of Sydney or
                                                analysing a development for Lend Lease.
                                                And applying up-to-date practices to real
                                                business scenarios, means that you’ll
                                                already have a track record when you apply
                                                for the next job or promotion.

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Industry Accreditation
and Sponsorship
The degrees offered by UTS                        Our industry partners provide support
                                                  to postgraduate students by generously
Built Environment hold a
                                                  funding a range of prizes and awarding
total of 18 accreditations,                       job placement opportunities for academic
by the main professional                          achievement in select units of study.                                                       *
bodies in Australia as well                       Current donors include:
as some key international
institutes including:                             ––   International Centre for Complex
                                                       Project Management
––     Australian Property Institute (API)
                                                  ––   HillPDA
––     Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)
                                                  ––   Project Management Institute                *The GAC and PMI logos are registered marks
––     Project Management Institute (PMI)                                                            of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
                                                  ––   Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond
                                                                                                     For the full list of PMI’s legal marks, please
––     Royal Institution of Chartered                                                                contact the PMI Legal department.
       Surveyors (RICS)

     UTS students collaborate with Sydney                                   Executive Planning Advisor at North Sydney Council, Gavin
                                                                            McConnell, has been working with UTS students for the past
     councils on urban renewal projects                                     five years. He says the experiences have enriched his ‘outlook
     A pluggable green plaza, grassed boulevards and a rooftop              and innovative capacity’.
     bar are just some of the ideas in master plan proposals                Gavin explains: “At North Sydney Council we currently have
     developed by postgraduate UTS students for the planned                 some incredible urban design challenges involving public and
     revamp of the North Sydney Metro site.                                 private developments which are set to completely change
     Cross-divisional teams made up of students from Architecture           the face of North Sydney.
     and Built Environment disciplines, worked on comprehensive         “Quite often, professionals can get trapped within their own
     urban renewal plans for sites including Sydney Metro stations,     ‘bubble’ of thinking and doing things, so having the groups
     Turramurra Town Centre and Freshwater SLSC, as part of a             apply their own experience and skills to the challenges was
     compulsory UTS Planning and Property Development unit.               really rewarding as it shone new light on the opportunities
     Planning expert and head of the UTS School of Built                  at hand.”
     Environment, Professor Heather MacDonald, says: “We’ve                 International student Charlotte Hesketh, who recently
     embedded industry-focused projects into the curriculum as              relocated from England to study the UTS Master of Property
     it’s critical that students are given opportunities to apply           Development, was part of the team responsible for devising
     their learnings to real-world cases which mimic realistic              plans to revamp the North Sydney metro site:
     workplace scenarios.
                                                                        “It was so beneficial presenting to and working with actual
     “It’s also mutually beneficial as our industry partners such         clients because we were much more committed to delivering
      as NSW Transport and Council staff are able to learn from           top quality work, as you never know where your next job
      our students’ innovative and fresh approach to solving              offer might come from - it was also really great to see that
      challenges,” continued Professor MacDonald.                         they liked our ideas!”

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Meet our
Built Environment
Academic Leaders

                            Professor Heather MacDonald                   Associate Professor Catherine Killen
                            Head of UTS Built Environment                 Associate Head of School
                                                                          Project Management
                            Professor MacDonald’s research has
                            focused on affordable housing finance,        Catherine’s teaching and research builds
                            spatial analysis, and estimating the          upon her engineering background and her
                            economic and social impacts of public         experience with new product development
                            investments. She has published two books      and technological change projects. She
                            on GIS and urban planning, and numerous       is an influential leader of research in
                            articles in top-ranked academic journals.     project portfolio management, with over
                            Since moving to Sydney in 2008, her           fifty publications in the area. Her teaching
                            research has investigated the impacts of      focuses on managing innovation and
                            rail investments on housing prices, the       communication in project environments.
                            impact of planning regulations on housing
                                                                          Catherine is regularly invited to speak to
                            affordability, ethnic discrimination in the
                                                                          industry audiences about her practice-
                            Sydney rental market, and the planning
                                                                          based research and its implications for
                            reform process in NSW.
                                                                          modern project management. Her current
                            Read more                                     research themes include strategy and
                            uts.edu.au/staff/heather.macdonald            project portfolio management, the use of
                                                                          data visualisations in project and portfolio
                                                                          decision making, and benchmarking to
                                                                          improve innovation and project portfolio
                                                                          management capabilities.
                                                                          Read more
                                                                          uts.edu.au/staff/catherine.killen

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Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building                          Built Environment

OUR COURSE DIRECTORS

Associate Professor Song Shi                   Dr Gabriela Quintana Vigiola
Real Estate Investment                         Planning
Property Development
                                               With an academic and consulting
Song has extensive professional                background in urban design and
experience in property valuation and           planning, Gabriela’s expertise and
investment, as well as in construction and     research focuses on current issues such
development. His teaching focuses on           as informal settlements and informal
property economics, valuation, finance         housing; placemaking; participatory
and investment.                                design methodology; master-planning;
                                               urban design developments; spirituality,
Song is an active researcher with his
                                               culture and urban spaces; urban
research interests covering a wide range
                                               morphology; and urban design and
of property finance and economics
                                               planning history and theory.
related areas, mainly on asset pricing,
urban land use patterns, housing market        Gabriela joined UTS in 2012 following an
analysis and behavioural economics.            appointment as Assistant Professor at
He has widely published his research work      the Simon Bolivar University (Universidad
in top academic journals, including Journal    Simon Bolivar) in Caracas, Venezuela.
of Banking & Finance, Urban Studies,           Here she completed her PhD thesis about
Regional Science and Urban Economics,          placemaking through culture, focusing on
Real Estate Economics, and Journal of          the construction of place in Venezuelan
Real Estate Finance and Economics. He          slums’ urban space through catholic
is the board member of Global Chinese          procession as a cultural construct.
Real Estate Congress, and currently on         Currently, she is developing research about
the editorial board of Pacific Rim Property    informal housing conditions in Sydney.
Research Journal, and International
                                               Read more
Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis.
                                               uts.edu.au/staff/gabrielamarian.
Read more                                      quintanavigiola
uts.edu.au/staff/song.shi

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Academic Leaders
continued

                            Craig Barry                                  Dr Michael Er
                            Construction Management                      Higher Degree Research

                            Craig has more than 20 years’ experience     With over 20 years’ experience in the
                            in the construction industry, working        sector, Michael has worked across a
                            across the residential, commercial,          variety of roles, from client-side project
                            institutional and industrial sectors.        manager to principal of a building
                                                                         contracting company. His experience
                            A former structural engineering              spans a wide range of projects, including
                            consultant, Craig now runs CKB Projects      infrastructure, schools, commercial
                            and Consulting where he specialises in       building and fit-outs and residential
                            the diagnosis, remediation and upgrading     projects. He maintains a building
                            of defective and dilapidated buildings.      supervisor’s licence in NSW.
                            This niche expertise makes Craig a highly
                            sought-after expert witness for building     At UTS, Michael has designed a series of
                            disputes, both in the early stages of        innovative subjects that give students
                            dispute resolution and in established        firsthand experience of construction
                            court proceedings.                           project management on an international
                                                                         scale. Previously, Michael has led
                            At UTS, Craig brings his in-depth industry   student groups to participate in building
                            experience to construction and property      programs with not-for-profit partners
                            courses at both undergraduate and            in a range of developing countries,
                            postgraduate level.                          including Cambodia and Thailand,
                            Read more                                    and to evaluate construction project
                            uts.edu.au/staff/craig.barry                 management in Australia against other
                                                                         countries such as Vietnam and Japan.
                                                                         His current research program examines
                                                                         innovation in the construction industry.
                                                                         Read more
                                                                         uts.edu.au/staff/michael.er

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Postgraduate Course Guide

Planning
                                                                  Planning provides a new career path for design,
                                                                  planning and property professionals, equipping
                                                                  graduates with a broad understanding of planning
                                                                  issues alongside the negotiation skills and creative
Graduate Certificate                                              thinking required to resolve them.

in Planning                                                       Whereas planning has often been seen as an approval
                                                                  process, UTS approaches the discipline as a critical
Graduate Diploma in Planning                                      task, one that connects communities with governments,
                                                                  institutions and developers.
Master of Planning                                                We firmly believe the best planners don’t just apply
                                                                  existing regulations: our graduates are creative problem
Course code:        11270 Graduate Certificate
                   C                                              solvers and negotiators, able to work effectively in
                   in Planning                                    teams and with stakeholders to deliver workable
                   C07002 Graduate Diploma in Planning            solutions to complex residential, commercial and
                   C04007 Master of Planning                      infrastructure development problems.
Duration: 	One semester full-time or 1 year part-time            Through this course, you will proactively engage with
            (Grad Cert)                                           policy, environmental and demographic frameworks to
            1 year full-time or 2 years part-time                 understand how planning decisions shape the urban
            (Grad Dip)                                            environment over the long term. This engagement is
            1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time              multi-disciplinary, spanning planning, urban design,
            (Masters)                                             property, architecture/landscape architecture,
                                                                  economics, spatial analysis, law and urban ecology.
Delivery mode:
                                                                  The degrees have both a strong sustainability focus
Subjects are offered in blocks, ranging from two to
                                                                  and an emphasis on the property development cycle.
two-and-a-half full days, with a typical subject composed
                                                                  Students learn about land markets and feasibility
of two blocks. Web and email access is critical for all
                                                                  studies, and acquire the technical skills to perform
course communication.
                                                                  complex and evidence-based forecasting. They also
Admission requirements:                                           learn how to conduct large scale structure planning and
                                                                  design master planned developments for communities.
For the Master of Planning: Completion of a UTS recognised
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a cognate field. Alternative   You will achieve these outcomes by applying theory
entry paths are available for applicants with a minimum of five   to real-world scenarios in real-world learning
years work experience in a profession closely related to urban    environments, including peer-led, multidisciplinary
planning. See the online handbook for detail of the entry         teamwork and discussions, case studies and field trips,
requirements for all courses: handbook.uts.edu.au/dab/            with opportunities to travel internationally.
Accreditation:                                                    Masters students are also able to complete an extra
                                                                  24cp to obtain a Master of Property Development
The Master of Planning degree is accredited by the
                                                                  - see page 18 for further information.
Planning Institute of Australia.
                                                                  CAREER OUTCOMES
                                                                  Planning offers good employment opportunities,
                                                                  especially when compared to other specialist, related
                                                                  fields. The degree enables professionals to change
                                                                  careers due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the
                                                                  learning. Our graduates are in public sector positions,
                                                                  including working for state and local government,
                                                                  and in private consultancy in planning and property
                                                                  development firms. There are also careers in strategic
                                                                  planning on major developments and projects, master
                                                                  planning with financial analysis, and the increasingly
                                                                  important area of sub regional planning.

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 Master of Planning typical course structure                                                 Course Code               Credit Points

 STM90502 Core subjects (Planning)

    Property Development Process                                                                  15142                      6cp

    Sustainable Urban Development                                                                 15146                      6cp

    Planning and Environmental Law                                                                17700                      6cp

    Urban Design                                                                                  15222                      6cp

 STM90503 Level 2 core subjects (Planning)

    Group Project A: Urban Renewal                                                                15143                      6cp

    Group Project B: Greenfields Development                                                      15144                      6cp

    Development Negotiation and Community Engagement                                              15145                      6cp

    Urban Economics and Infrastructure Funding                                                    15241                      6cp

 CBK90597 Core and elective subjects (Planning) Level 3

 Select 24 credit points of options:

    Major Project Stream                                                                       STM90504                     24cp

    Minor Project and Electives Stream                                                         STM90505                     24cp

    Spin your passion                            With a background in Linguistics, the
                                                 Master of Planning certainly wasn’t
                                                                                             “One of the things I’ve learned being
                                                                                              part of the Master of Planning at UTS is
    into a new career                            the obvious path for Jane Parker. But        that urban planning isn’t about creating
                                                 her love of cycling and passion for          specialised social planners or transport
    JANE PARKER                                  sustainable transport steered her            planners, necessarily. Planning is broad,
    Master of Planning,                          in that direction.                           and there are so many stakeholders and
    Founder and coordinator                                                                   externalities to consider. Planners need
                                                 As the founder of Cyclehack, which aims
    of Cyclehack Sydney                                                                       to be able to work across disciplines
                                                 to reduce the barriers to cycling through
    Transport Planner, Cardno                                                                 and to apply their skills to different
                                                 innovative design thinking, she is now
                                                                                              planning challenges,” continues Jane.
                                                 able to make an impact in her adopted
                                                 home, Sydney.                               “Something that I’ve found really
                                                                                               beneficial is studying with a
                                                 “My interest in urban planning began
                                                                                               multidisciplinary group of students.
                                                  after feeling frustrated by the lack of
                                                                                               I imagined I would be sitting in a
                                                  infrastructure to support sustainable
                                                                                               classroom of aspiring planners with
                                                  transport choices,” says Jane.
                                                                                               interests very like mine.
                                                 Her decision to study at UTS
                                                                                             However, the reality is that I have been
                                                 included “its strong reputation for
                                                                                             taking classes with a lot of students
                                                 producing graduates with practical
                                                                                             doing architecture and property
                                                 skills who were job-ready,” which
                                                                                             development. This has given me a great
                                                 was of real importance considering
                                                                                             insight into their goals and motivations,
                                                 her career change. The intensive
                                                                                             which sometimes differ to mine, and
                                                 block delivery mode also appealed
                                                                                             I feel much better equipped to work
                                                 because it facilitates an effective
                                                                                             in cross-disciplinary teams in my
                                                 work-study balance.
                                                                                             future career.”

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Postgraduate Course Guide

Project
Management
                                                                  UTS’s Project Management program provides an
 Graduate Certificate                                             immersive learning environment for both aspiring
 in Project Management                                            and experienced project managers. Our courses will
                                                                  equip you with the underlying knowledge and practical
 Master of Project Management                                     experience that drive project delivery across all industry
                                                                  sectors, from construction to information technology.
                                                                  To cater for busy work schedules, we deliver classes
 Course code: 	C11005 Graduate Certificate                       in an intensive block-mode. This creates an immersive
                in Project Management                             experience where students work with their peers in
                C04006 Master of Project Management               a team-based, simulated project environment.

 Duration: 	One semester full-time or 1 year part-time           Students also gain practical experience by working
             (Grad Cert)                                          on real-life projects, in the classroom, on site or using
             1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time             computer simulations. For example, students have
             (Masters)                                            recently developed project plans for the Jack Thompson
                                                                  Foundation, Complementary Health Care Council of
Delivery mode:                                                    Australia (CHC), and a number of industry associations.
Up to four intensive teaching blocks during semester,             Our academics are at the forefront of project management
with up to 46 contact hours. Web and email access is critical     research, internationally. This breadth of knowledge
for all course communication.                                     ensures that students have access to leading-
                                                                  edge thinking applied in both project-specific and
Admission requirements:
                                                                  organisational contexts. Our teaching staff also includes
For the Master of Project Management: Completion of a UTS         specialist guest lecturers from within UTS and institutions
recognised Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus a minimum         and organisations in Australia and overseas.
of six months relevant work experience. Alternative entry paths
                                                                  You will graduate from UTS with a detailed understanding
are available for applicants with 5 or more years of relevant
                                                                  of just how project management directly improves
work experience. See the online handbook for detail of the
                                                                  business productivity and profitability. You will be able
entry requirements for all courses:
                                                                  to deliver projects that help organisations achieve their
handbook.uts.edu.au/dab/
                                                                  strategic objectives.
Accreditation:
                                                                  At a Master’s level, students have the unique opportunity
The Master of Project Management is accredited by the             to develop a specialised skillset by choosing a sub-major in
Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation         business, construction, engineering, IT, local government
Centre for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)            management, property development or health, combining
and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).            project management disciplines with sector-focused
                                                                  knowledge.
This course is also endorsed by the Australian Institute of
Project Management (AIPM).                                        CAREER OUTCOMES
                                                                  Graduates from the project management program at UTS
                                                                  can establish careers as project managers, and specialise
                                                                  in sectors through sub-majors. The knowledge gained from
                                                                  the program equips graduates to improve their skill set
                                                                  to manage projects as part of their current position, and
                                                                  move into senior, director-level positions.

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 Master of Project Management typical course structure                                            Course Code             Credit Points

    Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders                                                        15312                    6cp

    Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management                                                  15319                    6cp

    Project Time and Cost Management                                                                  15316                    6cp

    Scope and Integration Management                                                                  15310                    6cp

    Advances in Project Management                                                                     15115                   6cp

    Select 42 credit points of options:

    Project Management (Advanced)                                                                   CBK91785                   42cp

   Advocate for real                                   As a strong advocate of healthcare
                                                       reform, Jack Jones aimed to address the
                                                                                                   “In a business world, you look to see where
                                                                                                    the market deficiency lies and address
   and transformative                                  severe health disparities facing many        that issue. In health, there is extreme
                                                       Indigenous Australians.                      deficiency and disparity in Indigenous
   change                                                                                           Australian’s health outcomes, with a life
                                                       His vision led him to pursue the study
    JACK JONES                                                                                      expectancy over 10 years less than their
                                                       of project management as part of his
                                                                                                    non-Indigenous counterparts.”
    Master of Health                                   Masters of Health Service Management
    Service Management                                 degree, in order to develop the skills      The strong focus on practice-based
    (Project Management major)                         needed to tackle a ‘holistic approach       learning at UTS prepares Project
                                                       to large-scale challenges.’                 Management students to work within
                                                                                                   any sector by focusing on strategies
                                                   “Initially I dreamt of becoming a clinician,
                                                                                                   employed by project managers on major
                                                    but I changed perspective when I saw that
                                                                                                   scale projects:
                                                    a degree like this would allow me to make
                                                    a greater impact to a greater number of        “We met and presented to real-life clients,
                                                    people’s health and wellbeing,” said Jack.      allowing us insight into what we did
                                                                                                    well and what we needed to work on.
                                                       The prevailing trend towards
                                                                                                    It actually prepared us for working in the
                                                       multidisciplinary study is providing
                                                                                                    industry, which was a rare opportunity
                                                       students with the opportunity to acquire
                                                                                                    for a student,” highlighted Jack.
                                                       the business skills needed to implement
                                                       transformative change.                       The recent graduate now plans to work
                                                                                                    with Indigenous leaders to determine
                                                   “Health is my passion and aiding others
                                                                                                    the most culturally appropriate way to
                                                    is what drives me however, many
                                                                                                    implement a non-profit, project-based
                                                    practitioners lack business minds and
                                                                                                    health program.
                                                    vice-versa,” he explained.

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Postgraduate Course Guide

Construction
Management
                                                                Gain the skills you need to become a leader in the
                                                                contemporary construction industry.
                                                                The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in
Graduate Certificate in                                         Construction Management emphasise the skills required
Construction Management*                                        to succeed as a construction project manager in a rapidly
                                                                expanding sector. If you’re a high-achieving professional,
                                                                particularly if you’re working in the built environment
Graduate Diploma in                                             sector, these courses can prepare you to take the next step
Construction Management                                         in your career.
                                                                As a Construction Management student, you will study
Course code:        11276 Graduate Certificate in
                   C                                            critical construction management concepts, including
                   Construction Management*                     construction technology, methodology, regulation
                   C06126 Graduate Diploma in                   and management; cost planning, including budgeting,
                   Construction Management                      estimating, pricing and cost management; project planning
Duration: 	One semester full-time or 1 year part-time          and management, including the ability to assess and
            (Grad Cert)                                         manage risk; as well as legislation and ethics as they relate
            1 year full-time or 2 years part-time               to the construction industry.
            (Grad Dip)                                          Graduate diploma students will gain further knowledge in
Delivery mode:                                                  contracts administration, integrated project delivery, and
                                                                communication and stakeholder management, and will
Up to four intensive teaching blocks during semester, with up   have the option to build specialist knowledge in a chosen
to 46 contact hours. Web and email access is critical for all   elective subject.
course communication.
                                                                UTS is known for its commitment to hands-on practice, and
Admission requirements:                                         our Construction Management degrees are no different.
                                                                All our courses are delivered by leading academics
Minimum of 1 year work experience with a Bachelor’s degree or
                                                                and practitioners, giving you access to relevant, real-
5 years relevant experience with no degree.
                                                                world expertise that reflects the realities of today’s
*Not available to international students.                       construction sector. Theoretical learning is integrated
                                                                with best practice case studies, and the use of digital
                                                                technologies will give you hands-on experience with real-
                                                                world estimating, programming and building information
                                                                modelling (BIM) tools.
                                                                What’s more, our course content is built on the Project
                                                                Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodology,
                                                                adapted for use in a construction context, which means
                                                                that everything you study can be easily applied to a wide
                                                                range of construction challenges and projects.

                                                                CAREER OUTCOMES
                                                                This course is primarily aimed at professionals looking
                                                                to change careers, particularly those already employed
                                                                in a related Built Environment industry. Career options
                                                                include a range of management roles as they relate to
                                                                the construction sector, such as project, construction,
                                                                design, environmental, site, contract or facility
                                                                management; construction economics; quantity
                                                                surveying; construction programming, cost engineering,
                                                                estimating or property development.

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 Graduate Certificate in Construction Management typical course structure                                Course Code                  Credit Points

    Construction Technology and Regulation                                                                    12511                        6cp

    Construction Management                                                                                   12537                        6cp

    Construction Cost Planning and Control                                                                    17553                        6cp

    Time, Quality and Risk Management                                                                         12003                        6cp

 Graduate Diploma in Construction Management typical course structure                                    Course Code                 Credit Points

    Construction Technology and Regulation                                                                    12511                        6cp

    Construction Management                                                                                   12537                        6cp

    Construction Cost Planning and Control                                                                    17553                        6cp

    Time, Quality and Risk Management                                                                         12003                        6cp

    Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders                                                                15312                        6cp

    Contract Administration                                                                                   17123                        6cp

    Integrated Project Delivery                                                                              15349                         6cp

 Select 6 credit points of options*:

    Elective (Construction Management)                                                                     CBK91753                        6cp

*Choice of electives would enable articulation into a Master of Property Development or Master of Project Management, with an additional six subjects

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Postgraduate Course Guide

Property Development
Graduate Certificate in
                                                                 UTS’s Property Development degrees provide a
Property Development                                             comprehensive understanding of the property
                                                                 development process combined with the practical
Graduate Diploma in                                              skills required to work effectively in the industry. This
                                                                 incorporates the political, financial, legal and physical
Property Development                                             systems that contribute to the successful development
                                                                 of property assets.
Master of Property Development
                                                                 At UTS, you will gain this broad understanding of the property
Course code:        11271 Graduate Certificate
                   C                                             development cycle in a team-based learning environment,
                   in Property Development                       enabling you to move beyond niche disciplines into broader
                   C06006 Graduate Diploma                       management level positions or work with clients in new ways.
                   in Property Development                       As a student, you will benefit from close ties to industry:
                   C04008 Master of Property Development         our academics have professional backgrounds and
Duration: 	One semester full-time or 1 year part-time           connections, and class projects are often based on real
            (Grad Cert)                                          development scenarios. Recent project examples include
            1 year full-time or 2 years part-time                the Gladesville Hospital site, Lindfield Town Centre and the
            (Grad Dip)                                           Sydney Light Rail Corridor.
            1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time             As many of our students have extensive industry experience
            (Masters)                                            too, there are excellent opportunities for peer-to-peer
Delivery mode:                                                   learning and networking across a range of fields including
                                                                 property development, valuation, construction, engineering,
Up to four intensive teaching blocks during semester,            town planning and architecture.
with up to 46 contact hours. Web and email access is critical
for all course communication.                                    We also recognise the broad nature of the property industry:
                                                                 you can tailor your degree thanks to the extensive range of
Admission requirements:                                          specialist electives available to students, including finance,
For the Master of Property Development: Completion of a UTS      conservation, urban design, global trends and commercial
recognised Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus a minimum of     property. With a strong foundation in planning, Masters
six months relevant work experience. Alternative entry paths     students are also eligible for significant block credit in the
are available for applicants with 5 or more years of relevant    Master of Planning.
work experience. See the online handbook for detail of the       CAREER OUTCOMES
entry requirements for all courses:                              Our degrees provide property related professionals such
handbook.uts.edu.au/dab/                                         as architects, engineers, construction managers, valuers,
Accreditation:                                                   planners and business or finance professionals the
                                                                 opportunity to broaden their knowledge and qualifications
The Master of Property Development is accredited by both         and obtain a more holistic understanding of property
the Property Institute of Australia and the Royal Institute of   development and related processes. This enables our
Chartered Surveyors.                                             graduates the opportunity to expand their careers or
                                                                 move outside of their original professional area to higher
                                                                 or broader roles within the property development industry
                                                                 and /or offer new services to clients.

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 Master of Property Development typical course structure                                      Course Code           Credit Points

    Property Development Process                                                                  15142                  6cp

    Development Feasibility and Valuation                                                         12535                  6cp

    Property Transactions                                                                         12518                  6cp

    Planning and Environmental Law                                                                17700                  6cp

    Sustainable Urban Development                                                                 15146                  6cp

    Group Project A: Urban Renewal                                                                15143                  6cp

    Property Market and Risk Analysis                                                             17551                  6cp

    Property Development Finance                                                                  17704                  6cp

    Select 24 credit points of options (Property Development PG)                                CBK90622                24cp

     Build yourself                              As a corporate real estate lawyer,
                                                 Samantha Pascall developed an intense
                                                                                               Being part of a cohort with
                                                                                               employees from large corporations
     a better network                            curiosity as to the commercial drivers        such as Lend Lease, Price
                                                 behind her clients’ decisions. Her            Waterhouse Coopers, Savills and
     SAMANTHA PASCALL                            thirst for knowledge led her to enrol in      Mirvac, Samantha’s ever-growing
     Master of Property                          the industry-affiliated UTS Master of         network of industry contacts has
     Development                                 Property Development course.                  also hugely benefited her
     Associate for Property                                                                    professional career.
                                                 Samantha explains: “Initially, my
     & Infrastructure,                           motivation was purely inquiry-based -        “I’ve joined a range of industry
     Corrs Chambers Westgarth                    I wanted to gain a more in-depth              groups where I’ve made invaluable
                                                 understanding of the key risks and            connections and been given
                                                 drivers of the property industry. I had no    opportunities such as a six-month
                                                 idea that it would actually became the        secondment at Stockland.”
                                                 most rewarding experience of my career
                                                 to date.”

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Postgraduate Course Guide

Real Estate
Investment

                                                                The Master of Real Estate Investment deals with the
 Master of Real Estate                                          finance, investment, management, valuation and
 Investment                                                     analysis knowledge required to succeed in the global
                                                                real estate investment sector. Students will be able
 Course code: 	C04294 CRICOS: 084258A                          to integrate highly sought-after property and finance
                                                                skillsets and advance their career.
 Duration: 	1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time
                                                                Through this degree you will learn to understand and
Delivery mode:                                                  analyse the many socio-political, economic, financial
Up to three intensive teaching blocks during semester,          and environmental factors that drive property investment
with up to 46 contact hours. Web and email access is critical   decisions in a globalised world. You will benefit from
for all course communication.                                   our academic staff’s research and significant industry
                                                                experience. A number of our sessional lecturers have over
Admission requirements:                                         30 years’ corporate experience.
For the Master of Real Estate Investment: applicants must       The course deals in depth with investment vehicles, capital
have completed a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree, or           markets, financial management, and the underlying drivers
an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other       of property values. Specialised subjects investigate the
evidence of general and professional qualifications that        investment considerations associated with retail, office,
demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies in            and other commercial assets. Real estate economics,
a cognate field (Property or Real Estate, Construction,         portfolios and investment valuation of trusts and funds
Engineering, Business, Finance, Commerce or Economics)          management are covered in depth in separate subjects.
with at least a credit average or above.
                                                                We have worked closely with leading professionals
                                                                to ensure that students are able to address existing
                                                                knowledge gaps within the industry.
                                                                Our students are standout professionals, with a strong
                                                                record in their industry and recognised qualifications.
                                                                This calibre of students enables unique networking
                                                                opportunities and rewarding peer-to-peer learning. Most
                                                                subjects are offered in intensive blocks that accommodate
                                                                busy work lives, with the exception of three MBA subjects
                                                                offered in evening sessions.

                                                                PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES
                                                                This degree provides the analytical skills for professionals
                                                                to be promoted more rapidly into decision-making and
                                                                leadership positions, or gain access to boutique real estate
                                                                investment firms.

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Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building                                Built Environment

 Master of Real Estate Investment typical course structure                                      Course Code               Credit Points

 STM90960 core subjects (PG Real Estate Investment)

    Capital Markets                                                                                   25741                     6cp

    Financial Management                                                                              25742                     6cp

    Property Transactions                                                                             12518                     6cp

    Development Feasibility & Modelling                                                               12535                     6cp

    Investment Management                                                                             25721                     6cp

    Real Estate Economics                                                                             17772                     6cp

    Real Estate Equities                                                                              17777                     6cp

    Investment Asset Allocation                                                                       17779                     6cp

    Strategic Asset Management                                                                        12515                     6cp

    Investment Property Valuation                                                                     17556                     6cp

 Select 12 credit points of options (PG Real Estate Investment):                                   CBK91023

    Alternative Investments                                                                           25782                     6cp

    Financial Modelling and Analysis                                                                  25705                     6cp

    Global Property Trends                                                                            12002                     6cp

    Land Acquisition Statutory Valuation and Litigation                                               17775                     6cp

    Property Taxation                                                                                 17703                     6cp

    Analysing Retirement Housing & Aged Care Developments                                             12512                     6cp

    Spatial Analysis in Planning and Property                                                         15251                     6cp

    Urban Economics and Infrastructure Funding                                                        15241                     6cp

    Project Management Principles                                                                     15315                     6cp

    Governance, Portfolio and Program Management                                                      15346                     6cp

    Project Finance and Analysis                                                                      15362                     6cp

    Managing Project Contracts                                                                        15362                     6cp

    Project Finance and Analysis                                                                      15348                     6cp

    Invest in a                                       Since completing her Bachelor of
                                                      Business degree majoring in Property,
                                                                                                Taking full advantage of the program’s
                                                                                                close links to industry, Jane has
    booming industry                                  Jane McPherson’s professional career      particularly enjoyed the networking
                                                      has gone from strength to strength.       opportunities presented by having
    JANE MCPHERSON                                    Gaining valuable graduate experience      classmates who work in large real
    Master of Real Estate Investment,                 working for one of Australia’s largest    estate investment firms like Frasers
    Development Manager,                              corporations, Woolworths Limited          and Stockland.
    Shopping Centres Australasia                      including Dan Murphy’s, Jane was
                                                                                                “It’s been so beneficial to be able to
    (SCA) Property Group                              then offered a permanent role in
                                                                                                 discuss ideas and trends with students
                                                      the Property Development team at
                                                                                                 from different backgrounds to mine.
                                                      Bunnings, scouring and securing site
                                                                                                 It’s given me a broader level of thinking
                                                      locations for new stores.
                                                                                                 when making decisions in my role and
                                                     “When I heard about the UTS Master          the potential impacts or benefits this
                                                      of Real Estate Investment, I was drawn     may have on other departments.
                                                      to the course’s unique focus on the
                                                                                                “I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed the
                                                      finance, investment, valuation and
                                                                                                 encouragement and enthusiasm of
                                                      analysis aspects of the property
                                                                                                 all of the lecturers and teaching staff,
                                                      investment sector – it’s provided
                                                                                                 especially the well-respected ‘industry
                                                      me with an opportunity to delve into
                                                                                                 lecturers’ who are able to provide a
                                                      aspects of the property investment
                                                                                                 practical layer of knowledge to the
                                                      world that I had not been exposed to.”
                                                                                                 course objectives and learnings.”

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Postgraduate Course Guide

Dual-Discipline
Degrees

 Three combined degree courses that reflect the broad skillset           skills and knowledge offered in these new degrees. For example,
 required of professionals in the property development and               managing complex projects can be improved by both a sound
 allied industries:                                                      understanding of environmental laws, and of how the medium-
                                                                         term investment value of a project may be affected by changing
 ––    Master of Property Development and Planning
                                                                         legal requirements.
 ––    Master of Property Development and Project Management
                                                                         Students in all three degrees will be eligible for professional
 ––    Master of Property Development and Investment
                                                                         accreditation by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors,*
 By completing a dual-discipline degree, students will gain access       and Australian Property Institute,* Students in the Master
 to a broader understanding of these industries to help stimulate        of Property Development and Planning may be eligible for
 innovative multidisciplinary approaches to complex urban                professional accreditation by the Planning Institute of Australia
 problems. The curriculums combine areas of study that are related       subject to confirmation. Students in the Master of Property
 in the professional world – for instance, planning skills are closely   Development and Project Management may be eligible for
 related to successful property development, and many project            accreditation by the Project Management Institute.
 managers work in the property development sector.                       * Based on all Master of Property Development students being eligible
                                                                            for accreditation by these two entities.
 Graduates will gain many benefits from the combinations of

      Master of Property                                                     Master of Property
      Development                                                            Development and
      and Planning                                                           Project Management
      The Master of Property Development and Planning                        The Master of Property Development and Project
      combines the 13 core subjects required of both existing                Management would require a combined 12 core subjects
      Master’s degrees, plus three electives.                                plus four electives.
      Key Information                                                        Key Information
      Course code:		C04316                                                   Course code:		C04317
      Duration: 		2 years full-time or four years                           Duration: 		2 years full-time or four years
                   part-time                                                              part-time
      Delivery mode:                                                         Delivery mode:
      Up to three intensive teaching blocks during semester,                 Up to three intensive teaching blocks during semester,
      with up to 46 contact hours per subject. Web and email                 with up to 46 contact hours per subject. Web and email
      access is critical for all course communication.                       access is critical for all course communication.
      Admission requirements:                                                Admission requirements:
      A recognised Bachelor’s degree or completion of UTS                    A recognised Bachelor’s degree or completion of UTS
      Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Property and Planning               Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Property and Planning
      at credit level.                                                       at credit level.

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Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building                     Built Environment

                                                                    TRAINING FOR JOBS THAT DON’T YET EXIST
                                                                     Up-and-coming property professionals need cross-sector
                                                                     expertise and multiple analytical abilities as they train for
                                                                     jobs that don’t yet exist, says UTS head of the School of
                                                                     Built Environment, Professor Heather MacDonald.
                                                                     While there can be no doubt the property and construction
                                                                     industry will continue to grow, MacDonald says it’s
                                                                     impossible to predict what the workforce will look like in a
                                                                     decade’s time.

    Master of Property                                              “Our challenge is to prepare people by ensuring they have
                                                                      multiple analytic abilities that can be applied across a
    Development and                                                   range of disciplines The key is flexibility as we educate
                                                                      people for jobs that don’t yet exist,” she says.

    Investment                                                      The UTS School of Built Environment has a reputation for
                                                                    creating some of the most progressive, future-focused
                                                                    thinkers and leaders in the construction, property, planning
    The Master of Property Development and Investment               and related industries.
    requires completion of 15 core subjects plus one elective.
                                                                    The school has recently introduced three new
    Key Information                                                 postgraduate masters degrees that bring together
                                                                    property development with planning, investment or
    Course code:		C04315
                                                                    project management.
    Duration: 		2 years full-time or four years
                                                                    “Over the last few years, we saw that students with the
                 part-time
                                                                      most job opportunities were those who combined a few
    Delivery mode:                                                    different areas of expertise. They were seen as more
                                                                      flexible employees – so we’ve developed specific courses
    Mixed modes of up to three intensive teaching blocks
                                                                      to support this,” MacDonald explains.
    during semester, with up to 46 contact hours. Web and
    email access is critical for all course communication.          The school’s first round of students has just finished their
                                                                    introductory semester, and MacDonald says the feedback
    Admission requirements:
                                                                    so far has been “extremely positive”.
    A recognised Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
                                                                    The model draws on that found in the United States, where
    (Architecture and Building, Engineering, Management and
                                                                    degrees are adaptable and students “can mix and match
    Commerce, Law, Economics and Econometrics, Finance).
                                                                    their subjects.” MacDonald says.
                                                                     Excerpts from an article originally published in the Property
                                                                     Council of Australia’s Property Week newsletter in August
                                                                     2016. Published with permission.

  Photo: Floriane Vita

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Postgraduate Course Guide

     Master of Property Development                  Course   Credit   Master of Property Development                Course   Credit
     and Planning course structure                    Code    Points   and Planning course structure                  Code    Points

     Minor Project and Elective                                        Major Project

     A typical program is shown below                                  A typical program is shown below

     Year 1                                                            Year 1

     Autumn session                                                    Autumn session

       Property Development Process                  15142     6cp       Property Development Process                 15142    6cp

       Development Feasibility and Modelling         12535     6cp       Development Feasibility and Modelling        12535    6cp

       Sustainable Urban Development                 15146     6cp       Sustainable Urban Development                15146    6cp

       Planning and Environmental Law                17700     6cp       Planning and Environmental Law               17700    6cp

     Spring session                                                    Spring session

       Property Development Finance                  17704     6cp       Property Development Finance                 17704    6cp

       Group Project A: Urban Renewal                15143     6cp       Group Project A: Urban Renewal               15143    6cp

       Minor Project                                 15345     6cp       Development Negotiation
                                                                                                                      15145    6cp
                                                                         and Community Engagement
       Property Transactions                         12518     6cp
                                                                         Planning Theory
                                                                                                                      15301    6cp
     Year 2                                                              and Decision Making

                                                                       Year 2
     Autumn session
                                                                       Autumn session
       Property Market and Risk Analysis             17551     6cp
                                                                         Major Project: Methods                       15302    6cp
       Urban Design                                  15222     6cp

       Urban Economics                                                   Spatial Analysis in Planning and Property    15251    6cp
                                                     15241     6cp
       and Infrastructure Funding
                                                                         Urban Design                                 15222    6cp
       Spatial Analysis in Planning and Property     15251     6cp
                                                                         Urban Economics
                                                                                                                      15241    6cp
                                                                         and Infrastructure Funding
     Spring session
                                                                       Spring session
       Group Project B: Greenfields Development      15144     6cp
                                                                         Group Project B: Greenfields
                                                                                                                      15144    6cp
       Development Negotiation                                           Development
                                                     15145     6cp
       and Community Engagement
                                                                         Property Market and Risk Analysis            17551    6cp
       Planning Theory and Decision Making           15301     6cp
                                                                         Property Transactions                        12518    6cp
     Select 6 credit points from the elective list             6cp
                                                                         Major Project: Analysis and Outcomes         15904    6cp

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Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building                       Built Environment

 Master of Property Development and            Course     Credit    Master of Property Development             Course     Credit
 Project Management Course Structure            Code      Points    and Investment Course Structure             Code      Points

 A typical program is shown below                                   A typical program is shown below

 Year 1                                                             Year 1

 Autumn session                                                     Autumn session

    Property Development Process                15142       6cp        Property Development Process             15142      6cp

    Development Feasibility and Modelling       12535       6cp        Financial Management                     25742      6cp

    Sustainable Urban Development               15146       6cp        Property Transactions                    12518      6cp

    Planning and Environmental Law              17700       6cp        Development Feasibility and Modelling    12535      6cp

 Spring session                                                     Spring session

    Property Development Finance                17704       6cp        Capital Markets                          25741      6cp

    Property Transactions                       12518       6cp        Planning and Environmental Law           17700      6cp

    Group Project A: Urban Renewal              15143       6cp        Investment Property Valuation            17556      6cp

    Property Market and Risk Analysis           17551       6cp        Strategic Asset Management               12515      6cp

 Year 2                                                             Year 2

 Autumn session                                                     Autumn session

    Project Communication,                                             Sustainable Urban Development            15146      6cp
                                                15312       6cp
    HR and Stakeholders
                                                                       Property Market and Risk Analysis        17551      6cp
    Scope and Integration Management            15310       6cp
                                                                       Options (PG Real Estate Investment)     CBK91779    12cp
    Project Time and Cost Management            15316       6cp
                                                                    Spring session
    Project Risk, Procurement and
                                                15319       6cp
    Quality Management
                                                                       Investment Management                    25721      6cp
 Spring session
                                                                       Real Estate Economics                    17772      6cp
 Select 24 credit points from the following:               24cp
                                                                       Real Estate Equities                     17777      6cp
    Advanced Project Management                CBK91235    24cp
                                                                       Investment Asset Allocation              17779      6cp

                                                                     Photo: Anna Zhu

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Postgraduate Course Guide

Research
Degrees

KEY INFORMATION                                            A masters by research or PhD at the Faculty of
                                                           Design, Architecture and Building can be the best
Doctor of Philosophy
                                                           way to deepen your knowledge of a specialised
Course code:      C02001                                   research area, pursue an academic career, or build
                                                           a competitive advantage in the property
Duration:	4 years full-time                               and construction industries.
           8 years part-time
           CRICOS Code: 032316D                            Our research students work under the supervision of
                                                           world-leading researchers, many of whom have had
Master of Built Environment (Research)                     substantial posts and experience overseas. As a result,
Course code:      C03002                                   many of our students have been able to work and study
                                                           internationally, in structured settings.
Duration:	2 years full-time
           4 years part-time                               Through research, we educate professionals who
           CRICOS Code: 008674D                            construct, plan, manage, and value sustainable and
                                                           adaptive cities. Research at the UTS School of the Built
                                                           Environment through the Faculty’s research centres is
                                                           focused on:
                                                           ––   Economically, socially, and environmentally
                                                                sustainable urban redevelopment and infrastructure
                                                                investment
                                                           ––   Project complexity and change in the
                                                                knowledge economy
                                                           ––   Digital technologies and design
                                                                team management
                                                           ––   Property rights, land taxation, urban
                                                                governance, and equity considerations
                                                                in planning and development
                                                           We have recognised opinion leaders in building
                                                           information modelling, sustainable development,
                                                           affordable housing, and construction systems.
                                                           To develop these and other topic areas, UTS School of the
                                                           Built Environment has established research groups active
                                                           at applied, consultancy and theory-based research
                                                           levels, including:
                                                           ––   The Built Environment Informatics
                                                                and Innovation Centre
                                                           ––   Applied Research in the Built Environment

                                         Photo: Anna Zhu

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Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building                               Built Environment

                                               DR JULIE JUPP
                                               UTS School of Built Environment
                                               Research Supervisor

                                               “My expertise is in computer integrated construction and I’m
                                                currently collaborating with industry partner, Hansen Yuncken
                                                on developing and testing new adaptive process-driven
                                                approaches to information management throughout the
                                                construction project lifecycle.
                                               I appreciate all types of research collaboration and my approach
                                               is to provide the right balance of technical and moral support
                                               when needed, while also deliberately holding back and allowing
                                               students to develop their own theories and academic identities.”

    Meet our supervisors by visiting uts.edu.au/built-environment-supervisors

A unique perspective                               life and the implications for the economy,
                                                   society, and environment. As well as how
on China’s urbanisation                            we can mediate between private property
                                                   rights and public meanings of urban space.”
YIMING (MIKE) WANG
                                                  Yiming’s research outputs have been
In the fourth year of his candidature,            published or accepted by highly ranked
Yiming’s thesis focuses on the rapid              Chinese and international journals.
urbanisation taking place in China today.         He is due to present part of his research
Despite private sector and commercial             findings at the 2017 International
investment playing an increasingly                Conference on China Urban Development.
important role, China is not necessarily          “I chose UTS DAB as a research faculty
evolving its property rights system to             because of its reputation in providing high
coincide with the speed of this change.            quality research supervision and the high
“The transformation of Chinese cities is           level of expertise in the field of political
 qualitatively different from much of the          economy and urban development – my
 urbanisation taking place around the              supervisors have been so generous with
 world, in part because of the complex             their time and knowledge.”
 governance issues relating to pseudo-            “I also feel really supported and
 public spaces,” he explains.                      encouraged by the strong learning
His research area of urban political               atmosphere with colleagues from different
economy centres on the emerging boom               backgrounds who are always willing to
of these spaces, which are under the               share their inspiring views on my research.”
control of private or quasi-public power          Yiming is supported by a joint UTS China
but remain open for public use.                   Scholarship Council for international
“I’m especially interested in the impact          students. Supervisors: Dr. Franklin             Nanping Wanda Plaza – a pseudo-public space
 pseudo-public spaces have on daily urban         Obeng-Odoom and Dr. Janet Xin Ge.               in Chongqing. Photo: Yiming (Mike) Wang

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Postgraduate Course Guide

How to Apply & Fees

 THE ACADEMIC YEAR                              LOCAL APPLICANTS: RESEARCH                   FEES
 There are three teaching sessions at UTS:      A postgraduate by research degree            If you’re studying a postgraduate by
                                                will see you undertake and complete          coursework degree, you’ll need to pay
 ––   Autumn Session: March to June
                                                a research project. Before you submit        tuition fees. You can find out more about
 ––   Spring Session: July to October           your application though, you’ll need to      what your degree will cost at
 ––   Summer Session: November to               consider what you want to research, write    uts.edu.au/tuition-fee-calculator
      February                                  a research proposal and find a supervisor.
                                                                                             For postgraduate by research degrees,
                                                When you’ve done that, send your
 While not all subjects offered by UTS are                                                   you will need to either pay a fee or, if you’re
                                                application to the UTS Graduate
 currently run during Summer session,                                                        eligible for the Research Training Program,
                                                Research School.
 make sure you check out which ones are                                                      the Australian Government will cover the
 - it’s a great way to get ahead or to reduce   Visit uts.ac/apply-for-research or email     cost for you. To find out more visit
 your study load during Autumn and              grs@uts.edu.au to find out more about        uts.edu.au/domestic-hd-fees
 Spring Sessions.                               the application process and to apply.
                                                                                             If you do have to pay a fee and you’re
 APPLICATION CLOSING DATES                      INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS                     a local student, you may be eligible for
 If you want to start studying at UTS in        If you’re an international student, head     FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan
 either the Autumn or Spring sessions, you      to uts.edu.au/international to find the      scheme. Using FEE-HELP means you don’t
 need to apply by:                              course information, fees and application     have to pay for your tuition fees up front.
                                                details relevant to you.                     More information can be found at
 ––   Autumn session: 31 January 2020
                                                                                             uts.edu.au/government-help-schemes
 ––   Spring session: 28 June 2020              NON-AWARD STUDY
                                                Do you want to study a single subject        You can choose to repay your FEE-HELP
 LOCAL APPLICANTS:                                                                           loan simply by notifying your employer
                                                without committing to a full degree? You
 COURSEWORK                                     can! It’s called non-award study and it’s    who will then withhold your payments
 In a postgraduate by coursework degree                                                      through the PAYG tax system. You can also
                                                a great way to upgrade your skills or just
 you’ll attend tutorials and lectures, and                                                   make payments directly to the Australian
                                                learn more about something you enjoy.
 do assessments, like writing essays and                                                     Taxation Office (ATO).
                                                What’s even more exciting is that any
 exams. Submit your application
                                                subjects you complete may be recognised
 for a postgraduate by coursework                                                            TIMETABLE INFORMATION
                                                in future study. To apply, visit
 degree online:                                                                              Do you like to plan ahead? Then check
                                                uts.ac/non-award-study
                                                                                             out the UTS Timetable Planner. The online
 ––   through the UTS Online Application                                                     tool lets you see the timetable for the
      system at uts.edu.au/pg-admissions,
                                                ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
                                                There are English language proficiency       current session, so you can get an idea
      or                                                                                     about when the subjects for your degree
                                                requirements for all courses. These
 ––   at one of our Postgraduate Expos or       requirements may apply to you, even if you   may be scheduled and offered. The 2020
      postgraduate information sessions.        are not an international student.            timetable will be published in mid-October
      Find out everything you need to know                                                   2019. Visit mytimetable.uts.edu.au
      about upcoming information sessions       Visit uts.edu.au/english-language-
      at uts.edu.au/dab-events                  requirements to find out more.

                                                OFFERS
                                                UTS will begin making postgraduate offers
                                                for 2020 from 18 September 2019.

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