University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning

Course code/s: ABURE Bendigo

Course Details
Location Bendigo
Course Coordinator Andrew Butt
Course Code ABURE
Available to International students Yes
CRICOS 057439J
Course Duration 4 Years Full-time or Part-time equivalent
Credit Points 480
Exchange Opportunity Yes
Leave of Absence Available Yes
Course Queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Current commencements from 2018

Course description

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.

Admission requirements

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.

Course structure

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.

To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning (ABURE) 2018 [PDF 130 KB]

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.

First year

Semester 1 GEG1SPP SOC1SAC OED1RAL OPTION
Society People and Place Introduction to Sociology Reading Australian Landscapes First Year Elective (15 cps)
Semester 2 ENV1CSS PLA1ISP HUS1MAP DST1DEV
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

Second year

Semester 1 PLA2PPA OPTION GEG2ACR
Planning Practice and Urban Design (30 credit points) Second Year Elective (15 cps) Australian Cities and Regions
Semester 2 PLA2RRP OED2ACL LST2EL OPTION
Rural and Regional Planning Australian Culture and Land Environmental Law Second Year Elective (15 cps)

Third year

Semester 1 PLA3PPB GEG3APC CIV3LIS
Planning Practice and Professional Experience (30 cps)

 Asian Pacific Cities 

Land Information Systems
Semester 2 GEG3FWE GEG3RED PLA4MOB LAW3PLN
Food Water and Enviroment Regional Development Mobilities and Transport Planning Planning Law and Policy

Fourth year

Semester 1 PLA4CIE PLA4NMC PLA4RMP OPTION
Designing Children's Environments (WK 06 - 24) Negotiation, Mediation and Community Consultation Research Methods for Planners Fourth Year Elective (15 cps)
Semester 2 PLA4PPE PLA4PTS PLA4UGP
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).

Commencements from 2017

Course Description

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Course structure

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.

First year

Semester 1 GEG1SPP SOC1SAC OED1RAL OPTION
Society People and Place Introduction to Sociology Reading Australian Landscapes First Year Elective (15 cps)
Semester 2 ENV1CSS PLA1ISP HUS1MAP DST1DEV
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

Second year

Semester 1 PLA2PPA GEO2ISS GEG2ACR
Planning Practice and Urban Design (30 credit points) Introduction to Spatial Sciences (not offered in 2018) Australian Cities and Regions
Semester 2 PLA2RRP OED2ACL LST2EL OPTION
Rural and Regional Planning Australian Culture and Land Environmental Law (Recommended  Elective) Second Year Elective (15 cps)

Third year

Semester 1 PLA3PPB GEG3APC OPTION
Planning Practice and Professional Experience (30 cps)

 Asian Pacific Cities 

Third Year Elective (15 cps)
Semester 2 GEG3FWE GEG3RED PLA4MOB LAW3PLN
Food Water and Enviroment Regional Development Mobilities and Transport Planning Planning Law and Policy

Fourth year

Semester 1 PLA4CIE PLA4NMC PLA4RMP OPTION
Designing Children's Environments (WK 06 - 24) Negotiation, Mediation and Community Consultation Research Methods for Planners Fourth Year Elective (15 cps)
Semester 2 PLA4PPE PLA4PTS PLA4UGP
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).

Pre 2017 commencements

Course description

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.

Admission requirements

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.

Course structure

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.

First year

Semester 1 GEG1SPP SOC1SAC OED1RAL OPTION
Society People and Place Introduction to Sociology Reading Australian Landscapes First Year Elective (15 cps)
Semester 2 ENV1CSS PLA1ISP HUS1MAP DST1DEV
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

Second year

Semester 1 PLA2PPA GEO2ISS SOC2ACR
Planning Practice and Urban Design (30 credit points) Introduction to Spatial Sciences Australian Cities and Regions
Semester 2 PLA2RRP OED2ACL LST2EL OPTION
Rural and Regional Planning. Australian Culture and Land Environmental Law (Recommended  Elective) Second Year Elective (15 cps)

Third year

Semester 1 PLA3PPB GEG3ACP OPTION
Planning Practice and Professional Experience (30 cps)

Asian-Pacific Cities

Second Year Elective (15 cps)
Semester 2 PLA3FWE GEG3RED PLA4MOB   LAW3PLN
Securing Food, Water and the Environment Regional Development Mobilities and Transport Planning Planning Law and Policy

Fourth year

Semester 1 PLA4CIE PLA4NMC PLA4RMP OPTION
Designing Children's Environments (WK 06 - 24) Negotiation, Mediation and Community Consultation Research Methods for Planners Fourth Year Elective (15 cps)
Semester 2 PLA4PPE PLA4PTS PLA4UGP
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).

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