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Regional and Urban Planning, Honours, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Lismore, Australia
The Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning, Honours course offered at Southern Cross University provides graduates with the environmental, engineering, legal, economic, social and urban design skills required to work as planners throughout Australia and internationally.
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Studying Regional and Urban Planning, Honours at Southern Cross University, students develop the capacity to produce and critique environmental, economic, social, transport and urban design plans, utilise relevant acts and case law, implement planning regulations and policies, analyse data, assess social and environmental impacts, identify and resolve planning problems, communicate in written, oral and graphical form and resolve planning conflicts.

Graduate planners will have the knowledge and skills to design, allocate and manage land use, implement suitable governance, interpret planning law, implement and administer plans and proceed in a professional and ethical manner.

The distinctive features of this course include engineering and law units and a focus on sustainable regional and rural communities.


Graduates can build careers in a range of planning fields including environmental protection, urban design, development assessment, housing, transport, health, sport and recreation, heritage and conservation and tourism. There are opportunities to work in federal, state and local governments, large development companies and private planning consultancies.

Planning is a growth industry with above average earnings, and employment has risen strongly over the last 10 years and is expected to continue growing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    384 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Rural and Regional Planning
  • Sustainability and Professional Ethics for Planners
  • Humanitarian Engineering Project
  • Land and Development Economics
  • Australian Legal System
  • Environmental Mapping
  • Settlements and Urban Design
  • Local Government and Planning Law
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Development Assessment Studio
  • Environmental Law
  • Project Management
  • Protected Area Management
  • Regional and Urban Transport Planning

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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General Requirements

  • CRICOS -085907J
  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year.
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24720 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National fee is Commonwealth supported

Living costs for Lismore

  • 1200 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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