The Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning is a professionally-accredited four year degree. It is focused on planning and environment studies, and incorporates broader themes of society, people and economies from sociological and geographical perspectives. The course includes extensive studies for students in planning practice, as well as project management, organizational behaviour and negotiation, mediation and community development. Professional work experience is a course requirement, providing students with the opportunity to develop their skills in the workplace. Our focus on rural and regional planning issues, accompanied by significant experiential learning opportunities, but metropolitan and global planning issues are also essential components of the program, equipping our students for the planning profession across urban and regional contexts.
Students should satisfy the normal university entrance requirements, including Units 3 and 4 of English with a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
The course comprises 480 credit points, of which 120 credit points must be taken at each year level. It may be undertaken full-time over four years or on a part-time basis. Students take the subjects as listed below for each year level.
Note: LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject which students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to enhance the students' knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject which students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.
|Society People and Place||Introduction to Sociology||Reading Australian Landscapes||First Year Elective (15 cps)|
|Climate, Sustainability and Society||Disputes and Decisions in Plan Making||Mapping the World: Visualising and Understanding Space in the Past and Present||Globalisation and Development|
|Planning Practice and Urban Design (30 credit points)||Introduction to Spatial Sciences (not offered in 2017)||Australian Cities and Regions (not offered in 2017)|
|Rural and Regional Planning||Australian Culture and Land||Environmental Law (Recommended Elective)||Second Year Elective (15 cps)|
|Planning Practice and Professional Experience (30 cps)||
Planning Law and Policy
|Third Year Elective (15 cps)|
|Food Water and Enviroment (not offered in 2017)||Regional Development (not offered in 2017)||Mobilities and Transport Planning||Asian Pacific Cities (not offered in 2017)|
|Designing Children's Environments (WK 06 - 24)||Negotiation, Mediation and Community Consultation||Research Methods for Planners||Fourth Year Elective (15 cps)|
|Professional Practice, Ethics and Research Project (30 cps research project)||Planning Theory and Strategy||Urban Governance and Planning Law|
WK = Week
For further information please contact ASK La Trobe (for current student enquiries) or call 1300 135 045 (for prospective student enquiries).