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OR VET qualification
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
You will develop an understanding of urban planning and environmental science issues. You will learn about planning-related issues such as land use and regional growth management, transport planning and community development. You will also learn about environmental issues of land and water management, ecology, conservation biology and pollution.
In your first year, you will be introduced to key concepts and theories in urban planning and environmental sciences. From your second year onwards, you will take professional planning courses, and in fourth year you will undertake an industry placement and work with a professional planning practitioner.
In third year you have the option of transferring to an honours program and doing an honours research project, if eligible.
|1086||Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning||Nathan||Trimester 1 and Trimester 2|
|1279||Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (this program)||Gold Coast||Trimester 1 and Trimester 2|
|1431||Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours)||Nathan||Trimester 1 and Trimester 2|
|1432||Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours)||Gold Coast||Trimester 1 and Trimester 2|
Note: Progression to the Honours program is dependent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.
The Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning is offered full-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 15-18 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
The program includes courses which may involve compulsory field work.
This program includes some optional courses which may be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 9am and 5pm, and it is expected that if you enrol in these courses you will be available to attend.
In this program you are required to undertake unpaid work experience which requires part-time attendance at a planning office.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
In this program students complete an approved work placement in a planning related role under the supervision of a qualified planner.
You will find opportunities with community and industry groups, local councils and other government bodies and consultants. You may also find work in development companies implementing proposals for new housing estates, tourism complexes, transport networks, shopping centres and other commercial projects. Large development companies increasingly employ their own planners.
As an Honours graduate, you will be prepared to pursue a career in research or academia.
The Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 31.0||$387.50||$31,000.00|
|2019||Fee Band 29.5||$368.75||$29,500.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.