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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. 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 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.
Study urban and environmental planning at Griffith
The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the urban and environmental planning degree program demonstrates our commitment to preparing graduates for success in their working life.
Our planning degrees are distinctive in putting the “environment” into planning policy and practice – you’ll study within Australia’s first School of Environment. We provide design and evidence based planning studios that draw upon the socio-economic and biophysical sciences to give you the skills you’ll need to tackle complex real world contemporary planning problems.
We have one of the largest teams of urban and environmental planning educators in Australia, who are leaders in the field. The Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia to ensure our graduates meet the strict accreditation requirements for employment as a professional planner.
Architecture and Planning at Griffith are rated 5-stars for Educational Experience, Teaching Quality and Skills Development by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.
Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science
During his time at Griffith, Ethan Bowering won the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Award, travelling to Hong Kong to study, and interned in Beijing with the United Nations Environment Programme. After graduating, he landed a job as a policy officer for the Commonwealth Department of the Environment. Now he's completing a Master of Public Policy at the prestigious University of Cambridge, thanks to receiving a Cambridge Australia A P Platt Scholarship. He hopes this qualification will prepare him for a leadership role in environmental policy in Australia.
|Bachelor of Environmental Science||Nathan
|Bachelor of Environmental Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning||Nathan
|Graduate Certificate in Urban and Environmental Planning||Nathan
|Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Environment||Gold Coast
|Master of Environment||Nathan
|Master of Environmental Engineering||Nathan
|Master of Urban and Environmental Planning||Nathan
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
|Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science||Nathan
|Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science||Nathan
|Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science||Gold Coast
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
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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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.
Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October
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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December
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