B-URPLAN v.1 Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning)
BA(Curtin) / BA(Hons)(Curtin)
Course CRICOS Code: 003903C
Registered full-time Duration: 4 Years
Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications. The honours component prepares students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, research and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course provides the background for those entering the urban and regional planning profession. It has accreditation from the Planning Institute of Australia. The distinguishing characteristic of this course is the use of interdisciplinary knowledge and techniques in addressing environmental, social and design issues concerning the community. It is now widely accepted that successful human settlements must be properly planned and a range of statutory and non-statutory controls exist at all levels of government to protect the public interest in the development process. The involvement of individuals and community groups in the preparation and implementation of plans is now considered vital to successful development outcomes.
The course is recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia as fulfilling the educational requirements for membership of the Institute.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Admission to the Honours stream is by invitation and follows high achievement within this Bachelor Degree. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Graduates with a Bachelor Degree may qualify for entry to some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master by Coursework degrees. Graduates with a Bachelor Degree with Honours may also qualify for entry to a Master or Doctorate by Research. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Bachelor Degrees typically contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors, streams and/or minors for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study. The honours component typically comprises an honours stream equivalent to one year of full-time study undertaken during the last year (or two) of study.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply the principles, theories and concepts of urban and regional planning and draw upon appropriate knowledge of social, economic and environmental factors within a governance framework to practise planning, particularly in the Western Australian context
2. think critically to analyse and challenge theories and practices of urban and regional planning, and generate creative solutions to planning issues
3. access, evaluate and synthesise information in order to undertake research relevant to urban and regional planning
4. communicate effectively in written form, graphically and orally to various audiences (academic, professional and community
5. use appropriate technologies to practice urban and regional planning
6. use learned skills to continue self-development in the profession
7. develop skills in managing and responding to cultural diversity and difference in national and international perspectives
8. work ethically as individuals and in teams demonstrating skills in negotiation and conflict resolution, recognising the contribution of other disciplines and interests
9. recognise and consider the needs and aspirations of the diversity of populations served by urban and regional planning, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the cultures of other minority ethnic groups in Australia and internationally
Duration and Availability
The course is four years' full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|URDE1002||v.1||Planning Graphics and Design||3.0||25.0|
|URDE1006||v.1||Introduction to Planning||3.0||25.0|
|COMS1010||v.1||Academic and Professional Communications||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|URDE1003||v.1||Governance for Planning||3.0||25.0|
|URDE1004||v.1||Environmental and Coastal Planning||3.0||25.0|
|URDE1005||v.1||Diversity and Cultural Planning||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|URDE2006||v.1||Planning for Housing||3.0||25.0|
|URDE2003||v.1||Planning for Sustainability||3.0||25.0|
|URDE2004||v.1||Planning for Economic Development||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|URDE2005||v.1||Landscape Planning and Heritage||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|URDE3003||v.1||Rural Resource Planning||3.0||25.0|
|URDE3007||v.1||Planning Research Methods||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|URDE3001||v.1||Professional Practice in Urban and Regional Planning||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|STRU-URPLN||v.1||Urban and Regional Planning Fourth Year Stream||200.0|
|STRH-URPLN||v.1||Honours Urban and Regional Planning Stream||200.0|
For more information about the program contact the Faculty of Humanities on (08) 9266 3400, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website: www.humanities.curtin.du.au.
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