Honours in Urban and Regional Planning

Note: this honours specialisation is only available to re-enrolling students.

Honours in Urban and Regional Planning provides you with the skills and knowledge to engage in a professional career in planning, urban and regional research, public policy, and a range of other careers related to the management of cities and regions. The honours specialisation provides you with an understanding of the legal and administrative systems underlying planning, an appreciation of the links between planning and urban and regional development, and the opportunity to undertake an internship with a relevant organisation. You will also engage in an independent research project on a topic related to a particular area of urban and regional planning. The research skills developed as part of this are relevant to employment as a professional planner, as well as other careers including those related to public policy, social impact assessment, economic development, and urban and regional research. The structure of Honours in Urban and Regional Planning allows those of you who achieve an upper second class honours or higher, to further specialise through a one-year research (RTS) master's degree or a PhD. Those who complete Honours in Urban and Regional Planning may articulate to the second year of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (by coursework).

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) undertake independent research design, data collection and data analysis.; (2) communicate ideas, concepts and research findings in a succinct and effective manner via written, verbal and visual methods.; and (3) work independently, think and act laterally and use their initiative to resolve issues and problems encountered during the research process..

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Human Geography and Planning major in the Bachelor of Arts or the Geography major in the Bachelor of Science.

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (54 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S2PLNG4401Planning Theory and Practice
EART4411 Planning Theory and Practice
S2PLNG4402Planning Law
EART4413 Principles of Land Development and Control
S1PLNG4404Statutory Planning