James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Planning

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program offers core subject areas such as environmental science, geography of society, environmental law and policy, economics, social and community planning, environmental impact assessment, regional planning and urban and environmental design. Students choose elective subjects to reflect their interests and career plans. The University's location, alongside the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics rainforest, Great Barrier Reef and two of Queensland's fastest growing cities, provides a living laboratory for the study of the natural environment and economic development.


96 credit points


  • Planning

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4,C).


Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

Study pathways

Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full or part-time basis.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $137,920
  • ATAR: 63.2
  • Full-time : 4
  • Part-time : 8
JCU Townsville International: $137,920
  • ATAR: 63.2
  • Full-time : 4
  • Part-time : 8

Further information

Some attendance in block mode subjects is required at Townsville only and some subjects require attendance at face-to-face classes in Cairns. Students must attend classes at another campus at their own expense. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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