4 years full-time
8 years part-time
For Continuing Students Only
From 2022, commencing students are referred to the Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) (1658).
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.
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Note: Progression to the Honours program is dependent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.
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.
The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.
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.
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.
The Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours) is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
Students completing their degree with Honours are eligible to proceed to a Higher Degree by Research (MPhil or PhD).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
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.