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Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning
Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning

Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning

  • ID:GU610203
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old

Other Requirements


  • Post-secondary qualifications are required for entry into this program.

  • Successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution is required in addition to the completion of high school studies.

Course Information

This program will be available to commencing students at the Gold Coast and Nathan from 2021.

In this degree, you'll learn how to manage the social and spatial conditions of urban life, helping to create a more sustainable future. You'll graduate with a degree accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia, the main professional body for planners, opening up opportunities for you to work around the world.

What makes our degree stand out is its strong focus on environmental sustainability. Throughout your degree you will be prepared to effectively plan and develop new and existing communities with an interdisciplinary focus on balancing environmental issues with urban and regional development. You will be prepared to tackle issues such as climate change, regional growth management and transport planning. You'll also gain an in-depth knowledge of water management, ecology, conservation biology and pollution.

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 extended industry placement, allowing you to put your skills into practice and make valuable industry contacts before you graduate.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:


  • Understanding Australian Cities - 1037ENV

  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability - 1043SCG

  • Introductory Planning Studio - 1027ENV

  • Environmental Planning Studio - 1511ENV

  • Earth Systems - 1044SCG

  • Environmental Politics and Policy - 2221ENV (not offered in 2021)

  • Government-Business Relations - 2004GIR

  • Environmental and Energy Economics - 2313AFE (Online)

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:


  • Urban Ecology and Biodiversity - 2315ENV

  • Development Processes Studio - 2067ENV

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems - 2107ENV

  • Economics and the Environment - 2281ENV

  • Urban Analysis and Planning Studio - 2056ENV

  • Planning Theory and Practice - 1022ESC

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:


  • Public Involvement and Community Development - 4047ENV

  • Strategic Planning Studio - 3097ENV (Studio Capstone)

  • Listed elective

  • Project Proposal for Honours - 4029ENV (see Note 1)

  • Urban Planning Law - 5020LAW

  • Planning and Environmental Law - 3020ENG

  • Aboriginal Political Histories - 2034LHS

  • Listed elective

Note 1: Students intending to transfer to the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours) (1431) program must enrol in 4029ENV Project Proposal for Honours in this space. This is a mandatory course for admission to the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours) (1431) program.

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:


  • Planning Practicum 20 - 4017ENV (Program Capstone)

  • Listed elective

  • Free-choice elective

  • Transport Planning - 4037ENV (see Note 1)

  • Environmental Management - 3306ENV

  • Free-choice elective

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Key employment sectors*

  • Construction industry

  • Councils

  • Government

  • Land development

Potential job outcomes

  • Urban planner

  • Environmental planner

  • Land development designer

  • Town planner

  • Traffic and transport planner


Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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