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Urban and Regional Planning, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
This Urban and Regional Planning degree at University of New England leads to a professional career in planning, with employment opportunities in both city and country. Planning is about designing places that will stand the test of time - not cost the earth. Planning is about working towards a more livable, more sustainable world. 
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The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning degree at University of New England enables graduates to contribute towards making the world more liveable and sustainable through developing understanding and skills in a wide range of areas relating to place-making and land use planning. Work experience is an important part of the program.

Candidates completing the honours component are able to extend their intellectual range in their chosen study topic and hone their research abilities and analytical and communication techniques.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • BUrbRegPlan students: demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge in urban and regional planning, including deep understanding of the discipline's underlying principles and concepts;
  • demonstrate cognitive, critical and technical skills to analyse and address land-use and built-environment problems in a range of social, economic and environmental contexts;
  • demonstrate knowledge and skills to exercise the judgement and responsibility required of a professional planner in the governance of diverse urban and regional contexts; and
  • demonstrate initiative in solving planning problems, capacity to work independently and collaboratively, and ability to consolidate and communicate information via written, oral and graphical forms.
  • BUrbRegPlan with Honours students: demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge in urban and regional planning, including deep understanding of the discipline's underlying principles and concepts;

Career Opportunities

Examples of career opportunities include positions in local and state government, private consulting firms, development companies, state and federal government departments involved with urban affairs, environmental management, transport, community development, heritage conservation, regional prosperity and related fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Public Archaeology and Management
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking
  • The Craft of Academic Writing
  • Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Infrastructure
  • Earth in Crisis?
  • Where in the World? Australia's Human Geography
  • The World of Planning: An Introduction
  • Professional Planning Skills
  • Planning for Land Use and Built Form
  • Climate Change and Future Planning
  • Catchment to Coast
  • Urban Living

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS Code 000376A

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26250 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26250 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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