Bachelor of Planning

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

This degree's interdisciplinary social and environmental orientation to planning marks out a distinctive edge for graduates compared to more traditional programs with their focus on urban design and architecture. It builds on Macquarie University's existing strengths in urban studies and environmental management to integrate economic, social, environmental and cultural dimensions of planning and urban management. It has strong interdisciplinary links into environmental studies, development studies and the social science program. It is taught by teachers with a very strong research profile in the fields of urban studies, climate change, risk management and sustainability in urban settings.


  • 96 credit points
  • minimum 60 credit points at 200 level or above
  • minimum 30 credit points at 300 level or above. Subjects include: Decision-making and policy
  • Histories and philosophies of planning
  • Planning relevant research
  • Plans
  • Plan making and the legislative context
  • Professional communication skills
  • Project design/management
  • Social and environmental impact assessment
  • Strategic planning
  • Teamwork
  • Urban and regional structures and development processes.


  • Environmental management
  • Geography
  • Sustainability
  • Urban planning

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Recommended studies: Geography, Earth and Environmental Science or Society and Culture


Planning Institute of Australia

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Ryde Domestic: $31,800
International: $150,400
  • ATAR: 75
No No information available

Further information

Urban, regional and environmental planning is a field of growing employment demand. Some examples of career options are local government planning - development assessment; social or environmental consultant; social planner; strategic planner.

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