La Trobe University

Bachelor of Planning (Honours)

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Shape a better world. Global warming and growing populations continue to impact both natural and urban environments. There’s a growing demand for planners who can design spaces and places that promote community wellbeing and reduce our carbon footprint. La Trobe's Bachelor of Planning (Honours) gives you a comprehensive planning and design skillset, ranging from environmental strategies and assessments through to infrastructure and transport planning. Gain the foundations for a successful career developing sustainable and inclusive communities. Discover ways to improve how humans interact with natural environments through areas like policy planning and urban design. Build the expertise required to navigate complex regulatory frameworks at local, state and federal government levels. Explore how global warming, urbanisation and land use impact food, water and environmental security. Find out how urban design, community engagement, and public and private sector partnerships work to address these issues and drive the sustainable growth of cities.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Planning (Honours), students must complete a total of 480 credit points across 4 years.


  • 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
  • Reading Australian Landscapes
  • 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).


The Bachelor of Planning (Honours) is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). Graduates of the Bachelor of Planning (Honours) are eligible for membership with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $126,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Online.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Feb 28 2023

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course

Are you currently in Australia?

You must agree before submitting.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join the conversation