(NEW) Bachelor of Planning (Honours)
Course summary for international studentsClick here for the local course option
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Planning (Honours)|
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$27,520 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||083993M|
Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||S449|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
The Bachelor of Planning (Honours) is a distinctive course that brings together the disciplines of planning, design, urban studies and society in a single degree program. It comprises theoretical, practical and project units which enable students to explore ideas in simulated and project-based learning environments. This course also includes a fourth-year research component. Throughout this four-year program students will acquire the knowledge and specialist skills required to design and create the vibrant places and spaces in which we live, work and interact. The course balances the built and natural environment with community needs, social equity, cultural significance and economic sustainability. Graduates will have the capacity to manage development; infrastructure and services; create new, and revitalise existing public spaces; conserve places of heritage; and enhance community value as populations continue to grow.
Students who do not wish to undertake the final-year research component (Honours), may exit this course early following successful completion of 24 credit points of study with a Bachelor of Urban Studies.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
The Bachelor of Planning (Honours) has been designed in consultation with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) with the objective of attaining accreditation as a course recognised toward corporate membership. The course has professional accreditation from PIA.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com au for more information about 2016 fees.
Graduates may find employment in professional urban and regional planning, assessing development proposals and devising policies to guide future development, and work in areas as diverse as housing, public arts, energy, health, education, communications, leisure, tourism and transport.
The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:
- 24 core units (28 credit points)
- Completion of SRA010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
- 4 credit points of elective units (level 4)
To exit with the Bachelor of Design (Urban Studies), students must complete 24 credit points of study, which must include the following:
- 20 core units (23 credit points) Completion of SRA010 Safety Induction Program (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
- 1 elective unit (level 3 or 4)
|SRD173||Planning Studio 1A|
|SRC163||Graphic and Coded Communication 1|
|SRA143||Art and Society|
|SRP171||Land and Society|
|SRA010||Safety Induction Program *|
|SRD174||Planning Studio 1B (2cp)|
|SRT151||Construction and Structures 1|
|SRP151||Humans and Nature: Urban Precedents and Futures|
|SLE239||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|SRP241||Community Engagement ^|
|SRP242||Social and Intergenerational Issues ^|
|SRP243||Land Use Planning and Practice ^|
|SRD274||Planning Studio 2B (2cp) ^|
|SRP244||Land Systems and Planning ^|
|SRP245||Heritage Planning and Environments ^|
|SRD373||Planning Studio 3A +|
|SRP341||Indigenous Planning and Environments +|
|SRP342||Planning Practice and Ethics +|SRA341 The City
|SRD374||Planning Studio 3B (2cp) +|
|AIA301||Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives|
|SLE328||Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change|
|SRD462||Interdisciplinary Planning and Design Studio 4A +|
|SRP461||Ecological Cities and Futures #|
|SRR482||Research Methods #|
plus two elective units
|SRR417||Thesis (Planning) (2cp) #|
plus two elective units
^ available from 2017
+ available from 2018
# available from 2019
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Bachelor of Design (Urban Studies) (S349)|