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Master of Urban and Regional Planning - why I chose my proposed course and institution


Eastman 1 / 1  
May 20, 2020   #1

Why this program at the University of Western Australia?



The government, through the National Strategic Plan, recognizes that urbanization is a tool towards social and economic development. However, the country has a general deficit of infrastructure. The deficit on water supply, mobility and public amenities for education and health remain significant in urban and rural areas. Since I worked for XXXX, I had opportunity to travel across the country and see the real situation of development. Since then I realized that lack of a proper planning leads the country to this situation. To address these development issues, Urban and Regional Planning and Geographic Information System (GIS) play a crucial role to improve the quality of cities and regions to provide better services to its populations. I choose Master's program of Urban and Regional Planning because this program is an interdisciplinary and always integrate environmental, economic, and social aspects of development of territory, from small sites to whole region.

After doing some research of universities in Australia, I made up my mind that the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland are the best universities among other universities in terms of Urban and Regional Planning and GIS program. Those universities provide some units in Geographic Information System (GIS) and others emphasize more on planning and policies.

Master of Urban and Regional Planning in the University of Western Australia will provide me knowledge of methods and concepts in urban and regional planning and their ability to apply to planning issues.

Moreover, Master of Urban and Regional Planning in the University of Queensland will equip me with specific knowledge in development, environmental planning, and geographic information system.

Holt [Contributor] - / 8,979 2697  
May 21, 2020   #2
Summarize your reason for choosing your proposed course. That is too long. What you have to focus on, is the applicability of the university masters course choices you have made. That is too short. You have to clearly explain how each university offers specific course that will help you address a specific problem in the water sector of your county. Think of two different problems that each masters course will specifically address. That way you offer a clear reason for your course choice and you make a clear connection between the problem and the studies you will be undertaking. You could actually address both universities within 2 paragraphs in relation to your proposed course. Just make sure you summarize specific problems when you address particular study goals for each university. You are not really expressing your study goals in relation to the problem and the studies. You are just giving a generic statement about the problems, but not an in-depth response as to how the course choice at the university helps you clearly solve the issue.

To be clear:

Master of Urban and Regional Planning in the University of Western Australia - What planning issues? Why is this a problem for your country?

Master of Urban and Regional Planning in the University of Queensland - specific knowledge in development, environmental planning, and geographic information system. Explain how the course relates to solving the deficit on water supply, mobility and public amenities for education and health remain significant in urban and rural areas.

See? All you need are 2 properly explained explanations for your interest in the universities and how the courses you have chosen will help ease the current situations.
OP Eastman 1 / 1  
May 21, 2020   #3
@Holt
Thanks a lot for your help. Will rewrite my essay


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