BEP Bachelor of Environmental Planning

University of Waikato

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Program Overview

As a BEP student, you'll be taught by leading academics and industry experts who are at the forefront of the latest research and innovation in climate change adaptation, sustainable housing, water management, Māori resource management and biodiversity conservation.


Their expertise will provide you with a solid foundation in professional planning skills and a specialist degree accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). With close connections to the wider Waikato region and its wealth of natural resources, our environmental planning programme provides a core foundation and a choice of specialised streams to shape your future career.


Hamilton NZNew Zealand

  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

NZ$ 35,420


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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This four-year degree is divided into three streams:

  • Science and the Environment
  • Society and the Environment
  • Te Ara Taiao: Māori and the Environment

The degree brings together papers from subjects including Environmental Planning, Biology, Economics, Māori and Indigenous Studies, Public Policy, Political Science and Geography.


Our Bachelor of Environmental Planning is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).


The BEP provides you with practical, industry experience gained across labs, workshops and field trips. You'll also benefit from guest lecturers and practical activities, and will attend industry-focused events such as resource management hearings, urban design evaluations and environmental impact assessment workshops.

To enrol in the BEP, you need University Entrance or equivalent. Some first-year papers may have specific prerequisites.

The cost of studying at University of Waikato varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen.

Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay NZ$35,420 annually, to study in University of Waikato.

  • City Planner

  • Community Planner

  • Compliance Officer

  • Environmental Planner

  • Environmental Educator

  • Iwi Management Planner

  • Policy Analyst or Advisor

  • Private Consultant

  • Project Manager

  • Researcher

  • Resource Consent Planner

  • Reserves Planner

  • Transport Planner

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