Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Planning, Bachelor of Planning with Honours

Bachelor of Planning, Bachelor of Planning with Honours

Course Code

50910

Version

8

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

Post admission
requirements

EV3601 and EV5603 are block mode subjects offered in Townsville only.  Students will be required to attend block mode classes at a campus other than that at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Honours:

The Honours degree is available only to students admitted to the Bachelor of Planning at this university.

A candidate may be invited by the Head of School to undertake the Honours degree if the candidate has satisfied the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to undertake the honours degree.

Under approved circumstances students may enrol in Honours part time.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A minimum of 9 credit points may be taken at level 1

A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1

A minimum of 24 credit points may be taken at level 2

A minimum of 15 credit points may be taken at level 3

A minimum of 18 credit points may be taken at levels 4 and 5

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

EV1008:03 Human Geography

EV1009:03 Introduction to Planning

Level 2

BU2007:03 Project Management

EV2003:03 Introduction to Environmental Economics

EV2301:03 Urban Geography and Design

EV2360:03 Cradle to Grave: Population Economy and Environment

EV2401:03 Australian Landscape Processes and Evolution

EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

LA2902:03 Environmental Law and Policy

Level 3

EV3001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning

EV3002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment

EV3252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management

EV3601:03 Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management

Level 4

EV5010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment

EV5602:03 Urban Design Studio

EV5008:03 Professional Placement

EV5603:03 Planning Legislation and Professional Practice

Options

Select 12 credit points of specified level 1or 2 subjects:

AN1001:03 Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Marketing of Place

BU1003:03 Economics for Business

BZ1001:03 Fundamentals of Biology

BZ1003:03 Introduction to Plant Science

CP1030:03 IT Fundamentals

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

CY1001:03 Deviance, Crime and Society

CY2001:03 Perspectives on Criminology

CY2002:03 Youth Deviance

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

HI1302:03 World History Since 1900

HI2005:03 Environmental History

IA2013:03 Ecology and Australian Indigenous Cultures

IA2016:03 Australian Indigenous Politics

IA2017:03 Impact of Change on Indigenous Peoples: A Global Perspective

LA1101:03 Legal Institutions and Processes

LA1103:03 Law, Society and Change

LA1104:03 Legal Concepts

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

NM1502:03 Drawing Principles and Practices

PL1001:03 The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science

PL2002:03 Policy Analysis and Management

SC1101:03 Science, Nature and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

SS1010:03 Australian People: Introduction to Social Sciences

SY1001:03 Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

SY2001:03 New Forms of Work, Organisation and Career

VA1112:03 Effective Drawing

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified level 2 subjects:

MA2401:03 Statistics and Data Analysis

SY2005:03 Qualitative Research

PLUS

EV3454:03 Natural Hazards

or

EV3606:03 Disasters: Vulnerability, Mitigation and Planning

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of specified level 3 and 5 subjects:

BX3091:03 Tourism and the Environment

BX3033:03 Project Evaluation

BX3094 :03 Tourism Policy and Planning

CY3002:03 Youth Deviance

CY3001:03 Perspectives on Criminology

EV3009:03 Foundations of Natural Resource Management

EV3201:03 Managing Coastal and Marine Environments

EV3251:03 Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas

EV3401:03 Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology

EV3502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

EV5605:03 Professional Planning Work Experience

HI5005:03 Environmental History

LA3006:03 Administrative Law

PL3002:03 Policy Analysis and Management

TO5002:03 Introduction to Tourism and the Environment

TO5104:03 Tourist Management Strategies

SY3001:03 New Forms of Work, Organisation and Career

PLUS

Standard Program (Pass Degree)

Honours Program (Honours Degree)

EV5910:03  Minor Project (Part 1 of 2)

EV5920:03  Minor Project (Part 2 of 2)

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specified level 3 and 5 subjects:

BX3091:03 Tourism and the Environment

BX3033:03 Project Evaluation

BX3094:03 Tourism Policy and Planning

CY3002:03 Youth Deviance

CY3001:03 Perspectives on Criminology

EV3009:03 Foundations of Natural Resource Management

EV3201:03 Managing Coastal and Marine Environments

EV3251:03 Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas

EV3401:03 Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology

EV3502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

EV5605:03 Professional Planning Work Experience

HI5005:03 Environmental History

LA3006:03 Administrative Law

PL3002:03 Policy Analysis and Management

TO5002:03 Introduction to Tourism and the Environment

TO5104:03 Tourist Management Strategies

SY3001:03  New Forms of Work, Organisation and Career

FULL-TIME HONOURS

EV4908:06 Planning Honours Part 1 of 2

EV4909:06 Planning Honours Part 2 of 2

PART-TIME HONOURS

EV4911:03 Honours in Planning (Part-Time) Part 1 of 4

EV4912:03 Honours in Planning (Part-Time) Part 2 of 4

EV4913:03 Honours in Planning (Part-Time) Part 3 of 4

EV4914:03 Honours in Planning (Part-Time) Part 4 of 4

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 9 credit points of science subjects at level 1 before attempting any level 2 science subject.

Must successfully complete 18 credit points of science subjects at level 1 and level 2 before attempting any level 3 science subject.

Must successfully complete 60 credit points before attempting any level 4 subject.

Must successfully complete 12 credit points of science subjects at level 3 before attempting any level 5 science subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 18 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3 or 4.

Award Details

Honours Award

Students who have successfully completed the honours program shall be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Planning with Honours.

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable