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We’re focused on protecting the planet and creating sustainable solutions for an expanding global population

Studying environment, planning or architecture at Griffith, you'll learn in and out of the classroom. Our cutting-edge urban and environmental research informs our degrees, giving you a richer learning experience.

Study environment, planning and architecture at Griffith

Hear from: Associate Professor Jason Byrne of the School of Environment; Associate Professor Michael Howes, Deputy Head of School of Environment; Associate Professor Kylie Pitt of Australian Rivers Institute; Thomas Eaton, Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning student; Senator Larissa Waters of the Australian Greens; Professor Gordon Holden of the School of Environment; and Master of Architecture graduates Matthew Boyle and Sasha Wales.

Environmental leaders

Hear from: Associate Professor Jason Byrne of the School of Environment; Associate Professor Michael Howes, Deputy Head of School of Environment; Associate Professor Kylie Pitt of Australian Rivers Institute; Thomas Eaton, Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning student; Senator Larissa Waters of the Australian Greens; Professor Gordon Holden of the School of Environment; and Master of Architecture graduates Matthew Boyle and Sasha Wales.

Ranked in the world’s top 100

In the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject, Griffith is ranked in the world's top 2% for architecture and built environment.

Learn outside the classroom

At Griffith we offer a range of flexible and innovative programs that get you out of the classroom. Depending on what you study, you could find yourself studying wildlife in Nepal or alpine plants in the Australian Alps. You'll also have the chance to complete an industry project, which will integrate you into the workplace.

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Career opportunities

Our environment, planning and architecture degrees span a range of careers. Depending on your degree, you may find opportunities in resource management, marine parks, urban planning and design, environmental conservation, ecotourism, architecture, research or construction.

Student story

Naomi Edwards

Griffith environmental science graduate

Coastal advocate

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Naomi Edwards - Griffith environmental science graduate

April 21, 2017

Griffith University takes a stand for Science

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Monday 27 February — Saturday 17 June

Trimester 1 (International)

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester starting on Monday 27 February.

Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.

Tuesday 16 May — Thursday 27 April

Discover Griffith – Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.

Tuesday 16 May — Thursday 27 April

Discover Griffith – Nathan campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.

Thursday 18 May — Thursday 27 April

Discover Griffith – Gold Coast campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.

Monday 22 May — Friday 26 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.

Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2 (International)

Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September.

Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July

Twilight Tours - Gold Coast & Nathan

Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.

Sunday 23 July — Thursday 27 April

Open Day

Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses at Open Day to find out about student life and discover what's possible at Griffith.