La Trobe University

Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning

Overview

2018 Bendigo ATAR
- Minimum selection rank
- Median ATAR offered
- Lowest ATAR offered before adjustments
Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
Duration
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Prerequisite
Fees and costs
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VTAC code

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This degree - one of only three Victorian undergraduate planning courses accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia - gives you the opportunity to shape communities and establish peaceful, productive and environmentally sustainable places to live.

You'll explore a range of ways to improve how we live and interact, from policy planning and local politics to urban design and transport.

Articulating a vision and promoting the benefits of change are important to effective planning. That's why we focus on communication skills like mediation, negotiation and community relations as part of this course.

Another core aspect of your studies will be travelling to communities to learn and evaluate what works and what doesn't. Our students participate in field trips to a range of locations, from country towns in rural Victoria to metropolitan cities in Asia and Europe.

Throughout your degree, you'll take part in hands-on projects, including semester-long activities and short visits to communities. This type of experience goes beyond a work placement or research project, giving you the chance to make a genuine difference within a community. Just one example is the bicycle path from our Bendigo Campus to the Bendigo Hospital - a student-led project that was commended in the Outstanding Tertiary Student Project Borrie Prize, which celebrates practice, leadership and achievement in planning.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria
ATAR

Compulsory: This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

2018 Bendigo ATAR
- Minimum selection rank
- Median ATAR offered
- Lowest ATAR offered before bonuses
- Aspire - 2019 Early Admission Program

Statement: La Trobe is committed to admissions transparency. View the 2018 ATAR distribution report for the .

Selection rank adjustments
A study score of 25 in any Business, Environmental Science, any Humanities or Psychology equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria

Advanced Standing - Credit for prior study

Advanced Standing is the recognition of previous study or learning that can be counted towards a qualification. This can reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course. The amount of credit received depends on the level and relevance of your previous tertiary study and the number of subjects completed. The University will designate courses where there is only admission into Year 1 of the course. In these cases, there is limited advanced standing. More information

Defer

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Career outcomes

Given the current shortage of qualified town planners, you can expect to have strong employment prospects on graduation in the planning and environment departments of local governments, state government departments and agencies, regional bodies, research organisations, and the private sector.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia until 2021. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.

Additional costs

Students undertake fieldwork trips that incur some minor costs.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

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Additional information

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.

See Student Handbook for more details

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