Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours)

Program code

1432

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Admission requirements

  • Year 1, 2 and 3 of Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning with 5.5 GPA for Years 2 and 3

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Why choose this program?

The Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours) program is designed to allow eligible student the opportunity to complete an independent research project under the supervision of an academic staff member. The honours course will include additional course work including advanced research strategies and methods. Honours students will complete the same course requirements as Pass degree students including a modified version of the off campus placement course.

The Honours program is a critical element for students seeking a direct pathway into research, academia and employment in many consulting and government organisations who prioritise the employment of honours graduates.

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 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) (this program) 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 (Honours) 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.

Student Income Support

From 2017, 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.

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

As an Honours graduate you will have the same career opportunities as a Pass degree graduate plus the evidence that you have been successful in completing an independent major research undertaking with limited supervision.

In addition, students seeking a direct pathway into a career in research or academia will be seriously advantaged with an Honours degree qualification, in fact it is a normal prerequisite for undertaking a research higher degree. You should also be aware that many consulting and government organisations prioritise the employment of honours graduates.

Program accreditation

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

Pathways to further study

Students completing their degree with Honours are eligible to proceed to a Higher Degree by Research (MPhil or PhD).

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate 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 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours) (1432)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00
2018 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00
FEE-HELP

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.

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