Master On Campus

Resource and Environmental Planning

Simon Fraser University

36 months
3892 CAD/year
3892 CAD/year
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The Resource and Environmental Planning Program from Simon Fraser University, is a professional certified planning program accredited by the Planning Standards Board for the Planning Profession of Canada and the Planning Institute of B.C. (PIBC).


Students graduating from the Resource and Environmental Planning Program from Simon Fraser University, receive the degree of Master of Resource Management (Planning). 

They are eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Planning Institute of B.C. and can receive professional designation as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) upon completing the certification requirements set by the Planning Standards Board.


Graduates who attain the RPP designation are also eligible for certification as professional planners in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia through reciprocal agreements between Canada and these other countries. 

Advantages of professional planning certification include improved employment opportunities, access to professional development programs and conferences, and participation in a large network of practicing professional planners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Planning Practice: Advanced Seminar
  • Environmental and Planning Law
  • Environmental Conflict and Dispute Resolution
  • Sustainable Community Planning 
  • Regional Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
  • submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
  • proof of English Language proficiency
  • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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