Bachelor of Planning
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

This program offers core subject areas including environmental science, human geography, environmental law, social and community planning, environmental impact assessment, regional planning, and urban and environmental design. Students choose elective studies to reflect their interests and career plans. With campuses at two of Queensland’s fastest growing cities and located alongside the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, the University provides a living laboratory for the study of the natural environment and urban development. This course is accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia (IPA).
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Students must attend intensive-mode classes at a campus other than the one they are enrolled at, as well as fieldwork, at their own expense. Contact JCU for more information.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Planner, policy maker, researcher for government agencies, environmental planning firms, property development companies, development organisations.


Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$10350 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Built Environment and Design
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time