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Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning

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Degree Type
4 years full-time

About this course

Accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute.

Massey's Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning is a unique professional planning degree that combines urban and natural resource planning.

Resource and environmental planning is a creative interdisciplinary process that deals with the natural and human dimensions of the world around us. It is concerned with the diversity of our communities, productivity of our economy, and vitality of our natural systems.

You'll study core planning courses, and take a minor in a related subject that meets your particular interests and aspirations.

Entry requirements

To enrol in the Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning programme you must qualify for undergraduate admission, either through Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations, NCEA Level 3, New Zealand University Entrance, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Adult Admission. Please visit http://enrol.massey.ac.nz for details.

Students can enrol in the BRP with any background. It is not necessary to have done any particular subjects at secondary school prior to enrolling in the BRP. Working as a planner will involve a wide range of skills and knowledge from many areas. While subjects such as geography have direct links to planning, a number of other subjects may also be useful. For instance, if you have done language and communication-related courses, that will help with the consultation that most planners get involved with. Equally, graphics will help you with the design aspects of planning and science will help you understand some of the ecological and geological aspects of planning. In other words, whatever you have done at school will help with some part of your planning course.

The rest you will learn during the course of your BRP studies.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations


Distance Learning