"Planning at ECU prepares you for the real challenges of the profession."
"After viewing the Planning courses offered at the other universities in WA, I found that the course at ECU provided a more tailored approach to the field, allowing you to choose the areas of planning that specifically interest you.
The skills I am attaining through my studies are preparing me for the real challenges I will face in the workforce. Not just planning challenges, but a wider range business and organisational issues. I like the fact that I could take these skills and apply them to a wide range of careers.
Overall, studying at ECU is a very positive experience. The lecturers are always available to answer your questions and assist you in any way they can."
Urban and Regional Planning student
Where we live has a real impact on our lifestyle.
Steady population growth, rapid urbanisation and regional development create urgent concerns about space, air and water quality, food and energy, and social equality. The Centre for Planning offers courses unlike any other institution – we’re hands-on, not just theory. You’ll be equipped with a strong practical orientation to ensure you have the skills to find employment as soon as you graduate.
Help create communities people love to live in.
All courses have embedded graduate attributes such as oral and written communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving abilities. You can specialise in environmental planning, community planning, project development and planning law and governance. Let’s not forget sustainability; a strong national and international research focus covers sustainable water planning, development standards and sustainable travel behaviours.
There’s a huge demand (and big salaries!) for prospective planners – employers are ready and waiting for you. ECU’s Centre for Planning is closely linked to industry associations, so you can line up a job well before you’ve finished your final exams. If you’re interested in being a Statutory, Strategic, Urban/Town, Environmental, Social, Transport or Regional Planner, or maybe an Urban Designer or Project Manager, look no further than the Centre for Planning.
Many government departments and other employers, for example the Department for Planning and Infrastructure and the Department of Environment and Conservation, have graduate programs for which ECU graduates are well qualified.