Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
Griffith University - Nathan

Course outline

This program gives you a unique opportunity to prepare for a career as an environmental scientist or as an urban planner. Upon graduating, you will be equipped to play an important role in bringing social and natural sciences together to find solutions for complex planning issues and problems. With a strong focus on practical, hands-on teaching, you’ll learn state-of-the-art drawing studios and work on real industry projects. You’ll be taught by academics who have a strong footing in the industry and have the opportunity to network and connect with industry professionals throughout your degree. In your final year, you will complete an independent research project under the supervision of an academic staff member. The Honours program is a critical element for students seeking a direct pathway into research, academia and employment in many consulting and government organisations that prioritise the employment of honours graduates. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)/Bachelor of Science at GU.

Majors

Archaeology (Nathan); geography (Gold Coast and Nathan); marine biology (Gold Coast); wildlife biology (Gold Coast and Nathan).

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Admissions Criteria

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Prerequisites

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.

Recommended study
One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Assumed knowledge

General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
67.00
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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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

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* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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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

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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

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Career opportunities

Depending on your major, you’ll be prepared for an array of science and planning careers. You could be an environmental planner, urban planner, geographer, environmental scientist, wildlife biologists or marine biologist. You could find employment opportunities with all levels of government, especially state and local government agencies as well as business and industry groups, community organisations and private consulting firms working on all aspects of development and planning, environmental sustainability initiatives, environmental policy, urban ecology and biodiversity, community development, urban resilience, and environmental management. Increasingly, employers are employing science graduates in areas that require research and analytical skills, including the application of mathematics and statistics in the finance sector. Key employment sectors include councils, government, land development, environment, and the construction industry. Potential job outcomes include urban/town planner, strategic planner, regional planner, environmental planner, land development designer, traffic and transport planner, environment consultant, environmental scientist, geographer, wildlife biologist, and marine biologist.

Membership

Planning Institute of Australia; Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (depending on B Science major).

Course Code
224331
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP/$8000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Built Environment and Design, Sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time

Location
Brisbane