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Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

Course Code: 956AA
Course Version: 4
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Built Environment and Design
UAC Code: 363203
CRICOS Code: 062890C
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Introduction

The course prepares the students to contribute to the making of more sustainable built, natural and social environments. It is concerned with local, national and global considerations through planning, public policy and social collaboration. It has a focus on economics and governance to equip urban planners with a sound understanding of the challenges of implementation. Its units cover a multidisciplinary set of intellectual and practical tools to prepare students to enter the planning profession. The teaching combines introduction to planning theory and philosophy with an emphasis on applied work and hands-on learning to qualify graduates to develop guidance for future growth and redevelopment of urban, suburban, and rural communities, and to help local communities solve challenging economic, social and environmental problems during a period of increasing uncertainty and change.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government and Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 - Reception counter) or Email BGLCourseConveners@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

No knowledge is assumed for this course.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning B Urb&RegPlan

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Course closed to new admissions at the end of 2015.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. The critical analytical ability to dissect and analyse complex problems, understand the underlying issues and be able to make rational decisions based on reasoned argument. .
2. The creative ability to broaden the context of any problem or opportunity and be able to think laterally of possible solutions. .
3. The communication ability (both written and spoken) to be able to communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders. .
4. Knowledge of land-use planning and the social, economic and environmental factors which impact on this. .
5. A knowledge of the role of government, community and the private sector in governance, particularly as it relates to land use planning and regional development policy. .
6. An understanding of the responsibilities across government and inter-governmental relations. .
7. Knowledge of policy instruments, advocacy, incentive, legislation and the market and their role in implementing policy. .
8. An understanding of good governance principles of accountability, transparency, accessibility, equity, efficiency, effectiveness and the processes and relationships which support these. .
9. An understanding of environmental law, and in particular statutory planning law. .
10. Knowledge of the history of planning and the role of planning in society, particularly in balancing private and public good. .
11. A basic knowledge of microeconomics and finance including the role of competitive markets, particularly in balancing private and public good. .
12. An understanding of natural processes and the ability to leverage these to support more efficient, sustainable human and natural systems. .
13. An understanding of cultural history and place and an ability to support rich, humane, accessible, culturally rich public places. .
14. An appreciation of the issues facing indigenous Australian communities and an understanding of indigenous policy particularly in relation to land, housing and employment. .

Course Duration

8 semesters full-time; equivalent part-time. Maximum 20 semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Offerings

  • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
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