Urban Planning Major

Bachelor of Design

Urban planners are actively engaged with some of the pressing issues of our time, including the impact of climate change, sustainable resourcing challenges and the pressures of urbanisation. Urban planning focuses on the intersection of the built environment and the public interest.

The Urban Planning major Handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the Urban Planning major.

Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

Semester 1 Intake

Year 1
Semester 1

PLAN10001 Cities Past and Future

Elective

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

PLAN10002 Introduction to Urban Planning

Elective

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

ABPL20035 Cities: From Local to Global

GEOM20013 Applications of GIS

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

PLAN20002 Urban Design for People and Places

PROP10001 Economics and Cities

Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

PLAN30001 Planning Scenario and Policy Workshop

Planning Social Research Workshop

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

ABPL30060 Capstone: Urban Precinct Studio

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Semester 2 Intake

Year 1
Semester 2

PLAN10002 Introduction to Urban Planning

PROP10001 Economics and Cities

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 1

PLAN10001 Cities Past and Future

ABPL20035 Cities: From Local to Global

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

PLAN20002Urban Design for People and Places

Elective

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

PLAN30001 Planning Scenario and Policy Workshop

Planning Social Research Workshop

GEOM20013 Applications of GIS

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 2

ABPL30060 Capstone: Urban Precinct Studio

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 1

Elective

Elective

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Double Majors, Minors and Specialisations

The Bachelor of Design offers unique flexibility with the option of completing majors, minors, double majors and specialisations.

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