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Students graduate with the skills to pursue a career in planning or urban and regional development. This major gives students a thorough grounding in business knowledge, urban planning, urban design, and practical skills sought by employers.
This major equips students with key skills including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, and communication skills and problem-solving, required to function as business professionals and industry participants in contemporary urban and regional planning organisations. The focus on practical experience and employability skills ensures our students graduate job and industry ready.
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Students have the opportunity to shadow a professional planner in a private practice or government planning department within The Practice of Planning unit.
Students are required to attend a private practice or government department for three days.
Students are provided with information on required behaviour while in the workplace.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|LAW1100||Legal Framework I||15|
|PLN1600||Foundations of Planning||15|
|PLN2601||Principles of Urban Design||15|
|PLN3600||Strategic Urban and Regional Planning||15|
|Plus 1 unit from:|
|ECF3602 ^||Economics for Planning and Development||15|
|LAW2601 ^||Planning and Development Law I||15|
|PLN2605 ^||The Practice of Planning||15|
|PLN3606 ^||Urban Planning for Health||15|
|PLN3607 ^||Transport Planning||15|
|PLN3609 ^||Heritage Planning||15|
|PLN3616 ^||Planning Study Tour||15|
|PLN3623 ^||Urban Design Case Study||15|
^ Core Option
Potential careers exist in the public sector including State and local government planning departments, and private planning firms, as well as consulting in areas such as community development, sustainable development, transport planning, heritage and urban design. In recent years, opportunities for planners with business knowledge have occurred with property developers, environmental groups, housing agencies and urban design companies.
Statutory Planner, Project Manager, Strategic Planner, Environmental Planner, Transport Planner
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