Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning / Bachelor of Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This program gives students a unique opportunity to prepare for a career as an environmental scientist or as an urban and environmental planner. Upon graduating, students will be equipped to play an important role in bringing social and natural sciences together to find solutions for complex planning issues and problems. Combining the knowledge and skills of planning with in-depth study of core environmental areas, the program integrates all aspects of environmental sciences (natural, social and economic) with planning principles. The foundation year introduces students to basic concepts, theories and methods of planning and environmental sciences. Interdisciplinary skills in environmental problem-solving are developed along with generic skills in project management, group work, research, critical thinking, research and writing for professional practice. Years 2 to 5, students will undertake a range of planning courses and receive training in environmental science and continue the development of specific and generic skills.


400 credit points


  • Bachelor of Science majors: Geography
  • Marine biology
  • Wildlife biology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • VET Award Certificate III
  • Prerequisites: English (4SA)
  • Assumed knowledge: Maths A or B (4SA)
  • Recommended: one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics


The Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning / Bachelor of Science is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Study pathways

Upon completion of this program, students may be eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning.

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