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The sustainability of tomorrow's communities depends on how they are planned today

Rapid urbanisation, a changing climate, and a carbon-constrained economy, are key challenges that our communities will face in the future. Professional urban, regional and environmental planners are playing an increasing role in ensuring we live in more sustainable and vibrant communities.

Learn how to manage environmental issues and human activities in urban and regional planning practices. You'll develop specialist knowledge and skills in purpose-built studios and engage with leaders in the field. You'll learn specialist knowledge and skills in the areas of land use and environmental planning, biophysical, socio-economic and cultural sciences, statutory planning in the Queensland context, and professional and ethical planning practice.

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Study urban and environmental planning at Griffith

Industry experience as part of your degree

Our degree has a strong focus on applied studio teaching and gives you the skills employers want. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake an extended industry placement, allowing you to put those skills into practice and make valuable industry contacts before you graduate.

Focus on sustainability

We are planning for people, communities and future cities with our interdisciplinary focus on the importance of balancing environment issues with urban and regional development.

Internationally recognised qualifications

Our degree is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and recognised internationally so you can take advantage of career opportunities in Australia and overseas.

Flexible career opportunities

Our urban and environmental planning degree will prepare you for a number of career paths, including urban and regional planning, transport planning, social planning, property development, natural resource management, consultancy, and policy creation. There is demand for urban and environmental planners from all three levels of government, the private sector and Non-Governmental Organisations.

Study your way

You can create your course timetable to fit in with your job or your travel plans, just ask us how. With the flexibility of studying part-time or full-time, and over two or three trimesters each year, you have choices.

Jasmine Divall

Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science

Jasmine Divall decided to follow in her sister's footsteps after seeing how she loved attending Griffith University. With a passion for solving environmental issues and sustainable urban development she enrolled in a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning / Bachelor of Science double degree. 'I love having the opportunity to solve real problems and work on projects that can contribute to building better environments,' Jasmine said. 'I also enjoy studying a range of subjects in my double degree which has allowed me to realise my true values and passions.'

Jasmine Divall

Scholarships

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Career outcomes

Our graduates are highly successful and follow a number of career paths, from urban planning in cities through to strategic planning for metropolitan regions; from planning for natural resource management to transport and social planning. You may find work in development companies implementing proposals for new housing estates, tourism complexes, transport networks, shopping centres and other commercial projects. You'll also find opportunities with all levels of government, including state and local government agencies, as well as business and industry groups, community organisations and private consulting firms.

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You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Thursday 29 April — Thursday 29 April

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

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Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

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Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

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Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

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Thursday 26 August — Thursday 26 August

Year 9 and 10 Parent and Student Information Webinar

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

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Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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