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Urban and Regional Planning

Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning) - BA(Curtin) - 153899

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:

  • 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.

Units

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

Credits needed to graduate: 800

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
Academic and Professional Communications 100 3.0 25.0
Introduction to Planning 101 2.0 25.0
Planning Graphics and Design 111 3.0 25.0
Suburban Analysis 111 3.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
Diversity and Cultural Planning 114 3.0 25.0
Environmental and Coastal Planning 112 3.0 25.0
Governance for Planning 112 3.0 25.0
Urban Analysis 112 3.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
Local Planning 211 3.0 25.0
Planning for Economic Development 211 3.0 25.0
Planning for Housing 211-1 3.0 25.0
Planning for Sustainability 211 3.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Landscape Planning and Heritage 212 3.0 25.0
Participatory Planning 212 3.0 25.0
Site Planning 212 3.0 25.0
Transport Planning 212 5.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 1
Regional Planning 311 3.0 25.0
Rural Resource Planning 311 3.0 25.0
Urban Regeneration 311 3.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
Development Assessment 312 3.0 25.0
Planning Report 314 2.0 25.0
Professional Practice 312 3.0 25.0

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either 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):

2014
Commonwealth supportedCommonwealth supported?
If you have not yet exceeded your Student Learning Entitlement (typically seven years' equivalent full-time study) the Australian Government will contribute towards the cost of your study. The indicative fees shown here are known as the student contribution, or your share of the cost of the first year of this course.

To find out if you're eligible for a commonwealth supported place, please visit the Going to Uni website.
$8,100*

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide for students in 2014 only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

 

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2014 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
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 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 2014:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

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 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:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

CRICOS: 003903C
This page was last updated on 25 August 2014

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