La Trobe University

Associate Degree in Urban and Regional Environments

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00115M

Help shape tomorrow's towns and cities. The impact of humans on the environment has the potential to threaten the future prosperity and liveability of our towns and cities. There is a growing demand in both the government and private sectors for passionate professionals who can help address environmental issues, promote inclusive communities, and develop sustainable spaces and places. La Trobe's Associate Degree in Urban and Regional Environments gives you a foothold in the vital area of community and environmental planning and development. Whether you're looking for a standalone qualification or a pathway into the Bachelor of Planning (Honours), you'll gain key skills in planning and design while building your understanding of sustainability from a regional, urban and global perspective. This immersive, two-year course develops your expertise in planning practice, such as understanding places, people and policies.


To qualify for the award of Associate Degree in Urban and Regional Environments, students must complete a total 240 credit points consisting of: 180 core credit-points 30 core-choice credit points 30 elective credit points


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Climate, Sustainability and Society
  • Economic Issues and Public Policy
  • Exploring Living Environments
  • Introducing Plan Making
  • Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
  • Mapping, Analysing and Visualising Data
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Society, People and Place
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

Secondary education. VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. HSC: One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).

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