Urban Planning Major

Bachelor of Design

Urban planners are engaged with pressing issues such as the impact of climate change, and pressures of urbanisation.

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.

IMPORTANT

Each major has different rules for which breadth subjects may be taken. If you complete non allowed breadth, you may be required to complete extra subjects in order to meet the requirements of your degree. Please look at the “Non-allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors” page on the Handbook. A list of non allowed breadth subjects for this major is available underneath the course plans below.

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

PLAN30003 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

PLAN20002 Urban Design for People and Places

Elective

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

PLAN30001 Planning Scenario and Policy Workshop

PLAN30003 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.

Non Allowed Breadth for the Urban Planning Major

The following subjects are not permitted to be taken as breadth in the Urban Planning major:

  • any Geography subjects (subject codes beginning with GEOG)

And the Subjects

  • ABPL30042 Landscape Studio: Urban Open Space
  • ABPL30051 Urban Morphological Mapping
  • EVSC30006 Ecology of Urban Landscapes

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