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Diploma in Land Use Planning

Program Description

The Diploma in Land Use Planning caters to the needs of local government planners, including those at the municipal, city and provincial levels that now have to take on more extensive planning responsibilities as these are devolved to lower levels of government under the provisions of the Local Government code of 1991. DLUP graduates are qualified to take the Environmental Planning Licensure examination.

Program Goals

The program aims to:

  • provide a significant increase in access to planning education for personnel of local government units and relevant government line agencies;
  • provide a strategy for decentralized planning education by offering opportunities for capability-building in planning outside of Metro Manila; and
  • strengthen the capacity of training institutions at the regional level to support a distance education program in land use planning.

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in any field of study is a primary requirement. Priority will be given to Municipal, City, and Provincial Planning and Development Coordinators and other technical personnel of government planning offices. An admission committee will evaluate applications.

Mode of Delivery

DLUP is primarily delivered online. The course on Urban Planning Workshop will involve face-to-face meetings.

Curriculum and Duration of Program

This Diploma consists of 21 units of core and major courses. This can be completed within three to four semesters or one and a half to two years.

Course CodeCourse TitleCourse DescriptionNumber of Units
P201 Fundamentals and Practice of Planning Theories and concepts in Urban and Regional Planning 3 units
P299 Research Methods in Planning Major research methods and concepts applicable to planning 3 units
P203 Land Use Planning Policies, land use planning and control measures for land development 3 units
P214 Planning Analysis Land Studies and techniques of spatial analysis 3 units
P213 Urban Plan Implementation Administrative, fiscal, legal and other tools for urban plan implementation 3 units
P222 Resource Use and Development Effects of resources use and development on social, technical and economic problems (3 units)
P210.1 Urban Planning Workshop Practical exercises in Urban Planning (3 units)


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 FMDS Comprehensive Examination Dates (1st semester 2019-2020)

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