Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)
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
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.
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.
EV5603 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 18 credit points must 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 (Honours) at James Cook University will be able to:
EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change
EV1008:03 Human Geography
EV1009:03 Introduction to Planning
EV1010:03 The Environmental Professional
EV1011:03 Introduction to Sustainability
BX2077:03 Project Management
EV2301:03 Urban Geography and Design
EV2360:03 Population Geography and Demography
EV2401:03 Australian Landscape Processes and Evolution
EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
EV2120:03 Design Communication
EV2130:03 Introduction to Urban Ecosystems
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
EV3454:03 Natural Hazards
EV3606:03 Disasters, Communities and Planning
EV3404:03 Field Studies in Tropical Geography
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
EV4908:06 Planning Honours Part 1 of 2
EV4909:06 Planning Honours Part 2 of 2
Select 6 credit points of specified level subjects from List 1
EV5605:03 Professional Planning Work Experience
EV5607:03 Disaster Management Principles
EV5610:03 Native Title and Land Use Planning
Select 6 credit points of any Level 1, 2 or 3 subjects
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
Professional accreditation 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 21 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 (HONOURS)
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.