Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)/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. With a strong focus on practical, hands-on teaching, you'll learn state-of-the-art drawing studios and work on real industry projects. You'll be taught by academics who have a strong footing in the industry and have the opportunity to network and connect with industry professionals throughout your degree. What's more, you'll get the chance to undertake an industry placement, allowing you to put your skills into practice and make valuable industry contacts before you graduate. In your final year you will complete an independent research project under the supervision of an academic staff member. The Honours program is a critical element for students seeking a direct pathway into research, academia and employment in many consulting and government organisations who prioritise the employment of honours graduates.


  • Aboriginal Political Histories
  • Chemistry 1A
  • Chemistry I
  • Design Studio 1 Bodies in Space and Place
  • Designer Languages
  • Development Processes Studio
  • Environmental Capstone
  • Environmental Planning Studio
  • Honours Dissertation
  • Intro to Digital and Spatial Analysis
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Introduction to Transport Planning and Engineering
  • Language and Communication for Sciences
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Planning Practicum 20
  • Planning Theory and Practice
  • Project Proposal for Honours
  • Public Involvement and Community Development
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Science Capstone
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Planning Studio
  • Understanding Australian Cities
  • Urban Modelling and Spatial Analytics
  • Urban Planning Law
  • Work Integrated Learning Placement

Standard entry requirements



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 information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $177,500 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
Nathan Campus International: $177,500 No
  • Full-time : 5 years

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