Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning

Program code

1279

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$31,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

062724F

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English

Why choose this program?

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.

Honours

In third year you have the option of transferring to an honours program and doing an honours research project, if eligible.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
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.

Attendance information

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.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

In this program students complete an approved work placement in a planning related role under the supervision of a qualified planner.

My career opportunities

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.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (1279)

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
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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