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MPlan Program Structure

The MPlan is a course-based degree, requiring the completion of at least 17 half course equivalents (HCEs) that include a core curriculum, several selectives, and electives as outlined below. Students in the MPlan program are expected to complete the degree requirements in 2 academic years (4 semesters), which may be taken part-time. All students enter in the Fall term. 

Program Structure for Students Commencing Studies in 2017

1. REQUIRED CORE STUDIO SEQUENCE (7 HCE)

Semester 1 - EVDP 625 Physical Planning and Site Design 1 HCE
Semester 2 - EVDP 637 Community Planning Studio 2 HCE
Semester 3 - one of:

  • EVDS 618 Urban Design Studio 2 HCE or
  • EVDP 623 Regional Planning Studio 2 HCE

Semester 4 - EVDP 644 Advanced Professional Planning Project Studio (2 HCE)

2. REQUIRED CORE COURSES (4 HCE)

  • EVDP 621 Professional Planning Practice .50
  • EVDS 626 Landscape Ecology & Planning .50
  • EVDP 627 Planning History & Theory .50
  • EVDP 631 Planning and Public Engagement .25
  • EVDP 633 Project Management for Planners .25

3. PLANNING TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT (2 HCE)

  • EVDS 602 Computer Modelling for Urban Design
  • EVDS 611 Geographic Systems for Environmental Design

4. SELECTIVE COURSES (2 HCE)

Choose 2 of 4:

  • EVDS 616 Urban Infrastructure & Land Use
  • EVDS 622 Real Estate Development & Finance
  • EVDS 628 Housing & Neighbourhood Change
  • EVDS 671 Urban Design Theory

5. TWO ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES (2 HCE)

Qualifying electives must be planning-related.
Graduate-level courses (500 level or higher) offered
by other facilities and departments can
qualify with the approval of the program

Program of Study (POS)

With the assistance of the Program Director and the Graduate Programs Administrator, by the end of the first semester, every MPlan
student is required to complete an approved program of study (POS), outlining the courses they intend to take throughout the two-year
program. Students may request amendments to their POS at any time during their academic program.

Program requirements are subject to change. Students will normally complete the curriculum and course sequence corresponding to
their year of admission, but may also elect to complete the curriculum of the current program if approved by the Program Director.