5 years full-time
10 years part-time
For Continuing Students Only
From 2021, commencing students are referred to the Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (1660).
Urban environments are a key part of our future, and we need to make sustainably minded decisions that not only consider but prioritise the social and ecological elements of planning for cities.
In this degree, you'll bring social and natural sciences together to prepare for a career as an environmental scientist. Your foundation first year will introduce basic concepts, theories and methods of planning and environmental sciences. From your second year, you'll select one of three majors to develop specific technical skills and knowledge to complement your fundamental education in planning and environmental science.
This degree has a strong focus on practical, hands-on learning opportunities. You'll have access to our cutting-edge drawing studios, labs and facilities to help test your theories and bring your ideas to life. You'll also have a range of opportunities to learn outside the classroom, including international and national field trips, wildlife and environmental surveys, research opportunities and internships.
In your final year, you can add a point of difference to your resume by working with a professional planning practitioner. Through the placement, you'll make valuable connectionsas you work on a practical project with tangible outcomes, giving you industry experience before you graduate.
You'll be prepared for a career as an environmental scientist and planner. You'll find employment in government and in resources development and consultancy companies. You'll also find opportunities in land and water management, conservation, natural resources, mining or energy.
Additionally, with all of our urban and environmental planning degrees recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia, our students are able to go on to work overseas in countries such as New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.
This program is offered full-time via on-campus (at Nathan) delivery mode.
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.
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook
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:
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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.
Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items: