|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 2 semesters|
|Tuition fee||CA$16,495 per program
The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$14,970), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$390 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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|Accommodation fee||CA$1,800 per month
The above fee is an estimated amount for for one month.
Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible, you must possess:
Note: Applicants with an equivalent combination of partial postsecondary and/or three years of related work experience may be considered for admission. A relevant resume and references must be provided.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you are not coming from a country where English is the primary language, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
This two-semester graduate certificate prepares students for planning roles focused on ensuring urban areas that are sustainable, inclusive, and equitable. In addition to utilizing the technical skills from the program, students will integrate economic, social-cultural, political and environmental considerations to imagine creative solutions to for urban and transportation projects.
This program will help students better understand land development and environmental and social issues through the analysis and review of case studies. Further, it will familiarize graduates with the legal basis for land use planning. Graduates will also be introduced to legislation and current policies used to develop sustainable communities and enhance urban infrastructure and transportation facilities. Graduates will learn and work with the most up-to-date technologies, including Geographical Information System (GIS). They will learn the fundamentals of urban planning, planning policy frameworks and the structure of planning practices.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
- Create development plans for urban planning and transportation projects
- Analyze environmental impact assessments
- Interpret, analyze, and manage urban infrastructure assets using Geographic Information Systems
- Conduct environmental assessments and environmental impact studies
- Transportation and land planning for Indigenous communities
- Spatial data acquisition and analysis
- Stakeholder negotiation
- Case study review and analysis
- Urban projects management
- Planning policy frameworks
- Planning justification reports
This program will not offer a co-op; however, students will engage in experiential learning by completing industry-related capstone projects. Examples of experiential learning methods could include studio-based projects, field trips and guest speakers.
Graduates of this program are eligible to pursue the Registered Professional Planner certification, which opens opportunities for more senior positions after five years of field work experience.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:
- Urban planners
- Transportation planners
- Land-use planners
- Environmental planners