This major is recommended for students wishing to focus their studies towards a career in the expanding planning or urban/regional development sectors of the economy. Urban and regional planning employers increasingly require graduates to also have a thorough grounding in business knowledge, environmental management and practical skills. This major equips students with the knowledge, the practical experience and transferable employability skills, including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving, required to function as business professionals and industry participants in contemporary urban and regional planning organisations. Course Exclusion: This major cannot be studied under the Bachelor of Planning or Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning courses.
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On Campus at Joondalup
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.
Statutory Planner, Project Manager, Strategic Planner, Environmental Planner, Transport Planner
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.
|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
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.