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What will I learn?

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.

Industry and expert connections

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 connections as you work on a practical project with tangible outcomes, giving you industry experience before you graduate.

Graduate outcomes

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.

Majors: Geography; Marine Biology (Gold Coast only); Wildlife Biology.

Flexibility

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.

MY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Key employment sectors: Public Administration and Safety; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Transport, Postal and Warehousing; Construction.

Potential job outcomes: Town Planner; Land Planner; Conservation Officer; Environmental Consultant; Wildlife Biologist; Environmental Research Scientist; Catchment Restoration and Management Officer; Traffic and Transport Planner.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Sciences

CRICOS

068415D

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,500.00 (18,97,690) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

3 June 2022, 31 January 2023

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 6 March 2023

Venue

Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,

NATHAN,

Queensland,

4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,500.00 (18,97,690) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

3 June 2022, 31 January 2023

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 6 March 2023

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS: We accept the following English tests for standard entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no sub score less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50.

For international students

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement.

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Algonquin College
  • Confederation College
  • Niagara College
  • Durham College
  • Canadore College
  • Open Universities Australia
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  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 50 worldwide
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries

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