Hey, guys and gals!
I got offers from UNSW and USYD to study MURP in Sydney (Australia). Macquarie uni has got a Master of Environmental Planning program and they might offer me a place as well. Please, help me choose which one!
So far I think:
Pros - Highest ranking, most prestigious. There is an option to 'enrich' your core specialisation with extra stuff on Urban Design or Heritage Conservation. They also hint it has strong international connections, namely the Government of Papua New Guinea. Perhaps they offer internships there? Could be interesting...
Cons - I fear it may be too theoretical like many 'sandstone' universities. Am I wrong?
Pros: Oldest planning school in Sydney, good course. More technical/hands-on?
Cons: Lower ranking, less geared towards strategic planning.
Pros: Does offer work experience as part of the course and you can get PIA accredited while having an Environmental Planning degree. Would the basic planning part of it suffer?
Cons: Lowest ranking among the three. Much less known internationally. A relatively young faculty.
What do you think?
Thank you for your ideas!