Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)/Bachelor of Science

Program code

1660

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

5 years full-time
10 years part-time

Credit points

400

Indicative fee

$8,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements

65.00

ATAR/RANK 2022

(more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

  • General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

About 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.

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.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)/Bachelor of Science is offered full-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.

Studying amid COVID-19

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.

Student Income Support

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.

My career opportunities

Graduate outcomes

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*

  • Councils
  • Government
  • Land development
  • Construction industry

Potential job outcomes:

  • Urban/town planner
  • Strategic planner
  • Regional planner
  • Environmental planner
  • Land development designer
  • Traffic and transport planner
  • Environment consultant
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geographer
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Marine biologist

* Source: Australian Government Job Outlook

Program accreditation

Accreditation for the Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) is currently being sought with the Planning Institute of Australia.

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 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 Planning (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (1660)


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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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