Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)
Professional Accreditation Status
This course is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). Graduates are eligible for immediate membership of the Urban and Regional Chapter of the Planning Institute of Australia and, after two years’ professional planning experience, are eligible to become corporate members (MPIA).
Tropical Environments and Societies
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
EV3601 and EV5603 are block mode subjects offered in Townsville only, while EV5010, EV5602 and EV3252 are also core subjects which require face to face teaching on the Cairns Campus. Students will be required to attend block mode classes at a campus other than that at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.
The Honours degree is available only to students admitted to the Bachelor of Planning at this university.
A student may be invited by the College Dean to undertake the Honours degree if the student has satisfied the College requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to undertake the honours degree.
Under approved circumstances students may enrol in Honours part time.
is a block mode subject offered in Townsville only, while EV5010, EV5602 and EV3252 are also core subjects which require face to face teaching on the Cairns Campus. Students will be required to attend block mode classes at a campus other than that at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.
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
Course learning outcomes
The graduates of James Cook University are prepared and equipped to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Planning at James Cook University will be able to:
EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change
EV1008:03 Human Geography
EV1009:03 Introduction to Planning
BX2077:03 Project Management
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
EV3001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning
EV3110:03 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
EV3252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management
BX3023:03 Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
EV3601:03 Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management
EV5010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment
EV5602:03 Urban Design Studio
SC5008:03 Professional Placement
EV5603:03 Planning Legislation and Professional Practice
EV5910:03 Professional Planning Project (Pt 1 of 2)
EV5920:03 Professional Planning Project (Pt 2 of 2)
Select 15 credit points of specified Level 1 or 2 subjects:
AN1001:03 Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective
BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place
BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business
BZ1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes
BZ1005:03 Introductory Ecology
BZ1006:03 Diversity of Life
BZ1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity
BZ1008:03 Functional Biology
CP1401:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming
CU1010:03 Effective Writing
CV1520:03 A Fine Line: Drawing Concepts and Techniques
CY1001:03 Deviance, Crime and Society
CY2001:03 Perspectives on Criminology
EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth
EV1011:03 Introduction to Sustainability
EV2011:03 The Case for Sustainability
HI1302:03 World History Since 1900
HI2005:03 Environmental History
IA2013:03 Ecology and Australian Indigenous Cultures
IA2016:03 Australian Indigenous Politics
LA1101:03 Legal Institutions and Processes
LA1102:03 Legal Research, Writing and Analysis
LA1104:03 Legal Concepts
MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics
NM1500:03 Introduction to Media Arts
PL1001:03 The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science
PL2002:03 Policy Analysis and Management
SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding
SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems
SS1010:03 Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences
SY1001:03 Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology
Select 6 credit points of specified subjects:
EV5404:03 Field Studies in Tropical Geography
EV5605:03 Professional Planning Work Experience
EV5607:03 Disaster Management Principles
EV5610:03 Native Title and Land Use Planning
Select 9 credit points of specified Level 3 and 5 subjects:
BX3033:03 Cost Benefit Analysis
CY3456:03 Crime Prevention and Community Safety
EV3011:03 Sustainability in Practice
EV3201:03 Managing Coastal and Marine Environments
EV3251:03 Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas
EV3401:03 Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology
EV3404:03 Field Studies in Tropical Geography
EV5009:03 Foundations of Natural Resource Management
EV3502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
EV5605:03 Professional Planning Work Experience
HI5005:03 Regional 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
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Must successfully complete 9 credit points of science subjects at level 1 before attempting any level 2 science subjects.
Must successfully complete 18 credit points of science subjects at level 1 and level 2 before attempting any level 3 science subjects.
Must successfully complete 60 credit points before attempting any level 4 subjects.
Must successfully complete 12 credit points of science subjects at level 3 before attempting any level 5 science subjects.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
63 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
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 student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
A maximum of 18 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3 or 4.
BACHELOR OF PLANNING
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award