Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science

Program code

1516

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

5 years full-time

Credit points

400

Indicative fee

$32,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

068415D

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or B

Why choose this program?

This program gives you a unique opportunity to prepare for a career as an environmental scientist or as an urban and environmental planner. Upon graduating, you will be equipped to play an important role in bringing social and natural sciences together to find solutions for complex planning issues and problems.

Combining the knowledge and skills of planning with in-depth study of core environmental areas, the program integrates all aspects of environmental sciences (natural, social and economic) with planning principles.

Your foundation year introduces you to basic concepts, theories and methods of planning and environmental sciences. Interdisciplinary skills in environmental problem-solving are developed along with generic skills in project management, group work, research, critical thinking, research and writing for professional practice.

Years 2 to 5, you will undertake a range of planning courses and receive training in environmental science and continue the development of specific and generic skills. In your final year you will undertake an industry placement and work with a professional planning practitioner.

After the first year, based on your individual interests, you select a major from the following list of Bachelor of Science majors that focus on environmental studies:

  • Geography (Gold Coast and Nathan)
  • Marine Biology (Gold Coast)
  • Wildlife Biology (Gold Coast and Nathan)

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time via on-campus (at Nathan) delivery mode.

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

As the importance of environmental issues continues to grow, your specialised knowledge and skills, and your ability to solve complex planning issues and problems, will give you an expanded range of rewarding career opportunities. Graduates from the program have gained employment within local, state and federal government, consulting firms and within small, local or large, multinational development companies, as well as in the high demand areas of management of land and water, conservation, natural resources or environmental pollution.

Program accreditation

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

Pathways to further study

Upon completion of this program, students may be eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (2111) or the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning (5576).

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/Bachelor of Science (1516)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 32.0 $400.00 $32,000.00
2019 Fee Band 30.5 $381.25 $30,500.00
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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