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Urban and Regional Planning

Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning) - BA(Curtin) - B-URPLAN

Humanities

Be part of a growing field of activity where future land use and development decisions are made.

Urban and regional planners look at whether development ideas are practical by considering economic, human, political, legal, environmental and aesthetic issues, such as how a piece of land should be developed, and what effect this will have on the local community of the environment. 

Planners balance the public interest against private interests, to improve the quality of life for everyone and to build a sustainable future. It is a growing area which can have an impact on future land use decisions. 

Urban and regional planners require good technical skills about land use planning, a high level of communication skills, knowledge of design, economics and law, and demonstrate sound ethical and professional behaviour. They work in government agencies, consultancies and development firms in Australia or overseas.

Each semester you can undertake studio and fieldwork with planning projects, which can help you to learn core skills recognised by employers in the planning profession.

This course includes regular field work with practical planning projects each semester. You may also have the opportunity to participate in an international study trip to investigate and explore urban planning solutions employed in overseas countries. 

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Town Planner
  • Urban Designer
  • Planning Consultant
  • Developer

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Professional recognition

The course is recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia. After graduation and a period in the workforce, graduates are eligible for admission as members.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

How this course will make you industry ready

All components of this course are based on the demands and skills required of the planning industry. You will undertake studio and field work, and complete practical planning projects every semester.

Full Course Structure

Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

TAFE requirements:

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency, or a TAFE diploma.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

 

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2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $13,300
Indicative year 1 fee $26,600
Total indicative course fee $113,600
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

2016 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2016:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,100
Indicative year 1 fee $28,300
Total indicative course fee $122,100
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

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This page was last updated on 06 August 2015

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