Course

Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning)

Approved Abbreviation: BPlan(PathMUrbPl)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1732.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 085662C


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2015 or later.

Commencement Year 2014 - 1678.2 Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning)

The Bachelor of Planning (pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning) degree is a four year program in urban and regional planning. (This includes the three year Bachelor of Planning component and the one year Master of Urban Management and Planning) This degree equips students with the range of specialist and generic skills that graduates need for the workforce or for proceeding to advanced study. The Geography and Urban Studies major and Master of Urban Management and Planning components cover the history, theory and method of Geography and Planning, as well as preparation for professional practice as a Town Planner. Key themes include metropolitan governance, urban finance and sustainability, in the complex, culturally diverse and ever-changing social environment of 21st Century cities. The Bachelor component offers flexibility to choose subjects offered elsewhere in the social sciences.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Ryan van den NouwelantSocialSciences@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternalRyan Van Den Nouwelant
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternalRyan Van Den Nouwelant
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalRyan Van Den Nouwelant
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternalRyan Van Den Nouwelant

Accreditation
This course, when completed in conjunction with the Master of Urban Management and Planning, is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Admission

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Alternate Entry Pathway

Students attending the HSC Geography Enrichment Day, who sit and pass the invigilated test may receive a conditional offer, full offer subject to achieving minimum Western Sydney University ATAR standard.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students are also required to complete two of the pool units listed below.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
101589Cities: Introduction to Urban Studies

And one elective

Spring session

102170People, Place and Social Difference
101900Working with Communities
101572Development and Sustainability

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

400337Social Research Methods
101590Cultural and Social Geographies

And two electives or pool units

Spring session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
101591The Economics of Cities and Regions
101646Analysis of Spatial Data

And one elective or pool unit

Year 3

Autumn session

101552Applied Social Research
101593Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems
101645Transport, Access and Equity

And one elective or pool unit

Spring session

102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
101694Geographies of Migration
101905Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective
102070Urban Design

Students are also required to complete two of the following pool units

Pool Units

101643Heritage Interpretation
101592Housing Markets and Policy
101331Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World
101569Sustainable Futures
101904Tourism Policy and Planning

Recommended Sequence: Mid-year Entry (Spring)

Year 1

Spring session

102170People, Place and Social Difference
101900Working with Communities
101572Development and Sustainability

And one elective

Autumn session

101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
101589Cities: Introduction to Urban Studies

And one elective

Year 2

Spring session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
101591The Economics of Cities and Regions
101646Analysis of Spatial Data

And one elective or pool unit

Autumn session

400337Social Research Methods
101590Cultural and Social Geographies

And two electives or pool units

Year 3

Spring session

102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
101694Geographies of Migration
101905Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective
102070Urban Design

Autumn session

101552Applied Social Research
101593Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems
101645Transport, Access and Equity

And one elective or pool unit

Students are also required to complete two pool units from the list above.

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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