5 years full-time
10 years part-time
$8,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
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.
With a strong focus on practical, hands-on teaching, you'll learn state-of-the-art drawing studios and work on real industry projects. You'll be taught by academics who have a strong footing in the industry and have the opportunity to network and connect with industry professionals throughout your degree.
What's more, you'll get the chance to undertake an industry placement, allowing you to put your skills into practice and make valuable industry contacts before you graduate.
In your final year you will complete an independent research project under the supervision of an academic staff member. 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.
The Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)/Bachelor of Science is offered full-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.
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.
Depending on your major, you'll be prepared for an array of science and planning careers. You could be an environmental planner, urban planner, geographer, environmental scientist, wildlife biologists or marine biologist.
You could find employment opportunities with all levels of government, especially state and local government agencies as well as business and industry groups, community organisations and private consulting firms working on all aspects of development and planning, environmental sustainability initiatives, environmental policy, urban ecology and biodiversity, community development, urban resilience, and environmental management. Increasingly, employers are employing science graduates in areas that require research and analytical skills, including the application of mathematics and statistics in the finance sector.
Key employment sectors*
Potential job outcomes:
* Source: Australian Government Job Outlook
Accreditation for the Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) is currently being sought with the Planning Institute of Australia.
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.