Griffith University

Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This program gives you a unique opportunity to prepare for a career as an environmental scientist or as an urban and environmental planner. Upon graduating, you will be equipped to play an important role in bringing social and natural sciences together to find solutions for complex planning issues and problems.Combining the knowledge and skills of planning with in-depth study of core environmental areas, the program integrates all aspects of environmental sciences (natural, social and economic) with planning principles.Your foundation year introduces you to basic concepts, theories and methods of planning and environmental sciences. Interdisciplinary skills in environmental problem-solving are developed along with generic skills in project management, group work, research, critical thinking, research and writing for professional practice.Years 2 to 5, you will undertake a range of planning courses and receive training in environmental science and continue the development of specific and generic skills. In your final year you will undertake an industry placement and work with a professional planning practitioner.After the first year, based on your individual interests, you select a major from the following list of Bachelor of Science majors that focus on environmental studies:Geography (Gold Coast and Nathan)Marine Biology (Gold Coast)Wildlife Biology (Gold Coast and Nathan)


  • Biological Systems
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies
  • Development Processes Studio
  • Earth Systems
  • Economics and the Environment
  • Environmental Capstone
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Planning Studio
  • Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
  • Global Environmental Challenges
  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Introductory Planning Studio
  • Language and Communication for Sciences
  • Linear Algebra
  • Natural Resource Planning Studio
  • Planning Practicum 20
  • Planning Theory and Practice
  • Policymaking and Climate Change
  • Professional Practice in Science
  • Public Involvement and Community Development
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Science Capstone
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Planning Studio
  • Transport Planning
  • Understanding Australian Cities
  • Urban Analysis and Planning Studio
  • Urban Planning Law
  • Work and Employability
  • Work Integrated Learning Placement


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Upon completion of this program, students may be eligible to apply for entry to the /Program/2111/Overview Bachelor of Science (Honours) (2111) or the /Program/5576/Overview Master of Urban and Environmental Planning (5576).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $160,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
Nathan Campus International: $160,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years

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