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Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Professional urban planners play a critical role in shaping our urban environments - economically, environmentally, socially and culturally. The Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) explores how towns, cities and public spaces can impact our lives.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$10,534 per year

About this course

Professional urban planners play a critical role in shaping our urban environments - economically, environmentally, socially and culturally. The Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) explores how towns, cities and public spaces can impact our lives. You will use both critical analysis and creativity to address real-world issues and implications of urban development. With a BUrbPlan(Hons), you'll be eligible to apply for membership to the New Zealand Planning Institute.

Study locations

City

Course structure

In your first year, you'll learn about the broad influences on urban planning and the structure of cities. We'll also introduce the policy and legislation that dictate outcomes. Through studio courses, you'll also develop your creative and design capabilities and become familiar with land use principles. In the first of two General Education courses, you'll supplement your urban planning studies with a subject of your choice.

From your second year and beyond, you'll take a second General Education course and also explore sustainable urban development, Māori and Pacific planning priorities, urban design concepts, and the legal and economic aspects of urban planning. Studio courses give you the chance to apply what you've learned to real world cities.

Being based in Auckland, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and interact with leading industry professionals in New Zealand's largest urban environment.

In your final year, you'll have the freedom to explore an urban issue of interest to you within your honours dissertation (maximum 15,000 words).