Since 1970, our rigorous and well-focused two-year Master of Planning (M.PL.) program allows our students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to become leaders in the planning field and to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving urban environment.
The School maintains a small laboratory for student group projects and for the rare cases when a student does not own a computer. The School's computer lab was revamped in 2007, with a reinvestment from the University. The School purchased new desktop computers, which contain Windows XP Media Centre, standard Windows Office software package as well as specialized software necessary for graduate student research and education: PCensus – which contains digital files from Statistics Canada, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD 2007. Also purchased was a new digital scanner offering high resolution image capturing.
Computer accounts are issued to all faculty and students. All faculty, student and staff offices are connected to the University's high-speed fibre-optic data transmission network. Personal computers of all faculty and staff members are connected to the campus network. Practically every student has his/her own personal computer (commonly a laptop). They can connect their computers in their offices, in University residences (Ethernet), the library, or at home. The School also offers wireless internet access.
The School also has an agreement with the University's GIS lab. A number of courses are taught in the GIS Lab and students can obtain a lab account for their own research.