Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning)

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: BPlan(PathMUrbPl)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1732
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 085662C

This proghttps://directory.westernsydney.edu.au/search/name/RYAN%20VAN%20DEN%20NOUWELANTram applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2015 - 2019 please refer to 1732.1 - Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning)

For Commencement Year 2014 - please refer to 1678.2 - Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning)

The Bachelor of Planning (pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning) degree is a four year program in urban and regional planning. This degree equips students with the range of specialist and generic skills that graduates need for the workforce or for proceeding to advanced study. The Geography and Urban Studies major and Master of Urban Management and Planning components cover the history, theory and method of Geography and Planning, as well as preparation for professional practice as a Town Planner. Key themes include metropolitan governance, urban finance and sustainability, in the complex, culturally diverse and ever-changing social environment of 21st Century cities. The Bachelor component offers flexibility to choose subjects offered elsewhere in the social sciences.

Study Mode

Three years full-time or six years part time.

Program Advice

Dr Alanna Kamp

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal Ryan Van Den Nouwelant
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal Ryan Van Den Nouwelant
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal Ryan Van Den Nouwelant
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal Ryan Van Den Nouwelant

Accreditation

This program, when completed in conjunction with the Master of Urban Management and Planning, is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Admission

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Alternate Entry Pathway

Students attending the HSC Geography Enrichment Day, who sit and pass the invigilated test may receive a conditional offer, full offer subject to achieving minimum Western Sydney University ATAR standard.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students are also required to complete two of the pool subjects listed below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BEHV 1021 The Individual in Society 10
CULT 1017 Understanding Society 10
HUMN 1008 Cities: Introduction to Urban Studies 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference 10
HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies 10
HUMN 1015 Development and Sustainability 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
HUMN 2066 Investigating and Communicating Social Problems 10
HUMN 2018 Cultural and Social Geographies 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CULT 2005 Ethics in the Social Sciences 10
HUMN 2053 The Economics of Cities and Regions 10
ENVL 2001 Analysis of Spatial Data 10
Select one pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CULT 3001 Applied Social Research 10
ENVL 3005 Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems 10
ENVL 3006 Transport, Access and Equity 10
Select one pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HUMN 3050 Housing Markets and Policy 10
HUMN 3041 Geographies of Migration 10
CULT 3016 Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective 10
ARCH 3006 Urban Design 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference 10
HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies 10
HUMN 1015 Development and Sustainability 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BEHV 1021 The Individual in Society 10
CULT 1017 Understanding Society 10
HUMN 1008 Cities: Introduction to Urban Studies 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
CULT 2005 Ethics in the Social Sciences 10
HUMN 2053 The Economics of Cities and Regions 10
ENVL 2001 Analysis of Spatial Data 10
Select one pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
HUMN 2066 Investigating and Communicating Social Problems 10
HUMN 2018 Cultural and Social Geographies 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
HUMN 3050 Housing Markets and Policy 10
HUMN 3041 Geographies of Migration 10
CULT 3016 Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective 10
ARCH 3006 Urban Design 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CULT 3001 Applied Social Research 10
ENVL 3005 Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems 10
ENVL 3006 Transport, Access and Equity 10
Select one pool subject 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Pool Subjects

Students are also required to complete two of the following pool subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
Select two of the following:20
Heritage Interpretation
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World
Sustainable Futures
Tourism Policy and Planning
Total Credit Points20

Equivalent Core Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2020 or earlier.

CULT 1020 Working with Communities, replaced by HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies

HUMN 2049 Social Research Methods, replaced by HUMN 2066 Investigating and Communicating Social Problems

Minor elective spaces

Elective subjects may be used toward obtaining an additional approved minor (40 credit points).  Western Sydney University offers minors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies Minor

Search for minors

Students can apply for an elective minor via MySR.

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