In a context of increased technological change, rapid urbanisation, social transformation, and a changing natural environment, planning is about efficient and effective space management and creating places with meaning and quality.
The Urban and Regional Planning at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg programme covers a range of fields, including geography, economics, sociology, and mathematics.
Core planning subjects range from the design of urban spaces and principles of place-making in a culturally diverse context, to policies for the planning and management of entire spatial regions. The classes involve mostly small group teaching, and expose you to real-life issues during practical field trips.
Planners often work in local, provincial, or national government, as well as in large companies with property portfolios, like insurance firms, and in communities, NGOs, and independent consultancies.
If you achieve the minimum requirements at the end of the three-year BSc(URP) programme, you may register for the professional BSc(URP) Honours programme, which enables you to register with the South African Council of Planners (SACPLAN) after you have gained necessary practical experience.
- Built Environment Analyst
- Damage Assessor
- Development and Corporate Real Estate
- Local, Provincial or National Government Planner
- Policy Analyst
- Property Management
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Mathematical Technique for Planners
- Settlements through History
- Settlement Form and
- Geography for Planners
- Identity and Society
- 36 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- APS 36+
- English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
- Mathematics Level 5
- Students with English and Mathematics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.
International8328 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8328 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
National4264 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4264 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
R 62 420
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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