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

Credit points

400

Indicative fee

$34,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

107882E

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.

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).

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.

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 Planning (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (1660)


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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) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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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