"ECU allowed me to tailor my qualification making me competitive in the workforce."
"ECU recognised my undergraduate qualification in Health Sciences and allowed me to undertake my post graduate studies in planning. This allowed me to tailor my qualification to my interests and goals, making me more
specialized and competitive in the workforce.
I was interested in many of the units that ECU had to offer post graduate students. I particularly liked that the core principles from my undergraduate studies were incorporated in the postgraduate units at ECU. These were included in the content of; Strategic Urban and Regional Planning; Principles of Urban Design; and Foundations of Planning.
I gained a broad understanding of the strategic issues currently affecting Perth. Having lecturers with years of experience and guest speakers from different facets of the planning industry allowed me to gain a solid understanding of planning in Perth and in a broader context.
My biggest achievements were finishing my postgraduate degree and securing employment in the planning field which both required a lot of hard work and dedication.
Graduate Diploma of Planning graduate
Where we live has a real impact on our lifestyle.
Steady population growth, rapid urbanisation and regional development create urgent concerns about space, air and water quality, food and energy, and social equality. The Centre for Planning offers courses unlike any other institution – we’re hands-on, not just theory. You’ll be equipped with a strong practical orientation to ensure you have the skills to find employment as soon as you graduate.
Help create communities people love to live in.
All courses have embedded graduate attributes such as oral and written communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving abilities. You can specialise in environmental planning, community planning, project development and planning law and governance. Let’s not forget sustainability; a strong national and international research focus covers sustainable water planning, development standards and sustainable travel behaviours.
There’s a huge demand (and big salaries!) for prospective planners – employers are ready and waiting for you. ECU’s Centre for Planning is closely linked to industry associations, so you can line up a job well before you’ve finished your final exams. If you’re interested in being a Statutory, Strategic, Urban/Town, Environmental, Social, Transport or Regional Planner, or maybe an Urban Designer or Project Manager, look no further than the Centre for Planning.
Many government departments and other employers, for example the Department for Planning and Infrastructure and the Department of Environment and Conservation, have graduate programs for which ECU graduates are well qualified.