Bachelor of Urban Design & Planning

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  • Objectives
    This program provides a foundation in Urban Design and Planning. It is ideal for students intending to make their careers in a variety of built environment professions involved in creating sustainable cities. Four studio/project subjects develop knowledge and skills in Urban Design and Planning practice and communication (Introducing Urban Design, Urban Design and Site Analysis Studio, Supportive Environments for Active Transport and Community and Social Planning). The rationale for planning is taught in the context of both history and contemporary concerns (Economic and Social Foundations of Planning). The Development Assessment subject develops critical practical skills in managing development, and students are taught basic Research Methods relevant to Urban Design and Planning. In addition to these 7 discipline-specific subjects, students gain Development and Property knowledge through studying the specified relevant subjects from those areas
  • Practical experience
    Work Experience & Internships Students can apply to undertake an internship as part of their degree. This intensely practical professional development approach fosters graduates who are ready, willing and able to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact in the workplace.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Urban Design & Planning
  • Course description

    International Students: To fulfil your student visa requirements, you’ll need to enrol in 40cp per semester. Domestic Students: You have the option of undertaking either 30 or 40cp per semester.

    Bond’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

    Professional Outcomes

    Graduates from the program can expect to develop a sound knowledge and entry level skills in Urban Design and Planning. Those graduates wishing to achieve professional recognition from the Planning Institute of Australia would proceed to an additional two semesters of study to gain the Master of Urban Planning. The Bachelor of Urban Design and Planning also provides a sound basis for entry to a range of other Urban Design related degrees including Architecture and Landscape Architecture.


        * Urban Planner
        * Urban Designer
        * Community Planner
        * Project Manager
        * Property Developer
        * Property Developer

    Professional Recognition

    At Bond University we understand the importance of professional recognition. The School of Sustainable Development has commenced negotiations with the relevant professional institutions and it is anticipated by early 2008 all programs will have completed the accreditation process. More details.

    Combined Degrees

    Students can combine this degree with any other undergraduate degree at Bond (except Medicine) to suit their professional and personal interests. Bond's three-semester academic year allows students to complete two degrees in the same time it would take to complete just one degree at other universities (dependant upon degree combination).

    Course Structure

    Program Structure – 24 subjects

    University Core Subjects (4)

        * Communication
        * Information Technology
        * Values
        * Organisations

    Foundation Subjects (4)

        * Principles of Sustainable Property
        * Introduction to Economics of Development
        * Planning Process
        * Introducing Urban Design

    Urban Design & Planning Subjects (15)

        * Economic & Social Foundations of Planning
        * Development Assessment
        * GIS & Property
        * Infrastructure Planning and Governance
        * Internship-Reflective Planning Practice
        * Principles of Property Valuation
        * Research Methods for Design & Planning
        * Strategic Land Use Planning
        * Supportive Environments for Active Transport
        * Sustainable Development & the Urban Environment
        * Urban Design & Site Analysis Studio
        * Capstone Project

    Electives (4)
    Plus four elective chosen from subjects offered within the school.

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