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What will I learn?

This degree leads to a professional career in planning, with employment opportunities in both city and country. Planning is about designing places that will stand the test of time - not cost the earth. Planning is about working towards a more liveable, more sustainable world. Planners need to be familiar with a wide range of issues and the degree provides a broad general education in all major areas of planning and urban design, including land use planning, social planning, economic planning, transport planning, environmental planning, professionalism and ethics, and environmental and planning law. Work experience is an important part of the program and means that students receive a hands-on education, opportunities to put their learning into practice and a head-start in terms of gaining on-the-job experience.

The degree may be awarded with Honours. The Honours level is based academic merit including the completion of GEPL338 and GEPL455 which is completed in the final year. The BUrbRegPlan(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply to enrol for a research Master degree or the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning enables graduates to contribute towards making the world more liveable and sustainable through developing understanding and skills in a wide range of areas relating to place-making and land use planning. Work experience is an important part of the program.

Candidates completing the honours component are able to extend their intellectual range in their chosen study topic and hone their research abilities and analytical and communication techniques.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

BUrbRegPlan students: demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge in urban and regional planning, including deep understanding of the discipline's underlying principles and concepts;

demonstrate cognitive, critical and technical skills to analyse and address land-use and built-environment problems in a range of social, economic and environmental contexts;

demonstrate knowledge and skills to exercise the judgement and responsibility required of a professional planner in the governance of diverse urban and regional contexts; and

demonstrate initiative in solving planning problems, capacity to work independently and collaboratively, and ability to consolidate and communicate information via written, oral and graphical forms.

BUrbRegPlan with Honours students: demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge in urban and regional planning, including deep understanding of the discipline's underlying principles and concepts.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

000376A

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,216.00 (15,52,035) per year

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

Start date

24 October 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,216.00 (15,52,035) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

24 October 2022, 27 February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. Entry requirements vary from country to country

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

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

Pathways options

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University of New England (UNE) offers below pathways course for this subject
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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale