Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours) / Bachelor of Science

Griffith University

Program Overview

This program gives you a unique opportunity to prepare for a career as an environmental scientist or as an urban and environmental 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.What's more, you'll get the chance to undertake an industry placement, allowing you to put your skills into practice and make valuable industry contacts before you graduate.

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 who prioritise the employment of honours graduates.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 35,500


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Design Studio 1 Bodies in Space and Place
  • Designer Languages
  • Foundation major course
  • Environmental Planning Studio
  • Statistics 

Prerequisites: Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Indicative annual tuition fee  - AUD $35,500

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

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*

  • Councils

  • Government

  • Land development

  • Construction industry

Potential job outcomes:

  • Urban/town planner

  • Strategic planner

  • Regional planner

  • Environmental planner

  • Land development designer

  • Traffic and transport planner

  • Environment consultant

  • Environmental scientist

  • Geographer

  • Wildlife biologist

  • Marine biologist

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