Notice: This program has been discontinued, with May 2019 being the final intake of students. The following information is being retained for students currently enrolled in the program.
Create a globally sustainable future
Environmental management has become increasingly important in the development and planning of our cities. Employers seek graduates who have acquire knowledge to solve problems and reshape the quality and performance of cities around the world.
By studying a Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning in Australia, graduates become knowledgeable in environmental science and management, and urban design and planning. This combination of knowledge and skill development allows graduates to pursue many career paths in the natural built environment. Students can learn first-hand the importance of environmental management, right here on the Gold Coast.
Gain professional accreditation
The Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning is professionally recognised by some of Australia’s leading professional bodies. This allows graduates to differentiate themselves within the industry when entering the workforce.
By learning in the University’s Sustainable Development Building, students will also be encouraged to expand their horizons and redefine the sustainability and planning industry of tomorrow, promoting sustainable practices. Students will experience Bond’s small class sizes and learn from nationally and internationally recognised academics in a collaborative environment. This allows students the opportunity to refine their skill set and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical settings.
- Learn in the University’s Sustainable Development Building Precinct promoting sustainable practices of tomorrow
- Graduate with a professionally recognised qualification
- Apply theoretical knowledge learnt in two specialist majors to practical settings
About the program
The Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning provides a foundation in city planning, urban design and environmental management equipping the students with the theoretical and practical skills required to undertake the planning, design and management of cities and regions in a sustainable manner. Show more
The Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning provides a foundation in city planning, urban design and environmental management equipping the students with the theoretical and practical skills required to undertake the planning, design and management of cities and regions in a sustainable manner. The program further provides flexibility and choice of collaborative learning with related disciplines such as property, architectural studies, global studies and interactive media and design. Show less
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Architecture and Built Environment|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
With the majority of the world’s population now living in urban areas, there is considerable demand for graduates with expertise in sustainable living environments. Climate change, urban management and environmental impact are prominent concerns for both industry and government, creating high demand for environmental and urban professionals.
The Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning will provide you with access to a wide range of career pathways in the natural and built environments. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and practical experience required to be sustainability and planning professionals in business, industry, government and consulting firms. Graduates can progress into a wide range of careers in city and regional planning, community infrastructure, development assessment, fisheries and agriculture, mining and energy, property, strategic or social planning, tourism, transportation or urban design. Graduates of this program will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable environments, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world.
Students graduating with the Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning are internationally recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Students who complete the Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning or a cognate degree followed by the Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Environments and Planning are eligible to apply for professional recognition/accreditation with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).
The structure of the Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning is based on theoretical and practical subjects. This program is designed in close consultation with prominent industry professional boards to ensure the integrity and contemporary relevance of the degree.
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
- CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE 2)
- CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action (CORE 3)
Foundation subjects (12)
- Principles of Urban Design (SSUD12-220)
- Planning Process (SSUD11-300)
- Sustainable Development and Society (SSUD11-102)
- Strategic Land Use Planning (SDUP12-201)
- Spatial Information Systems (SSUD12-200)
- Economic and Social Foundations of Planning (SSUD12-208)
- Introduction to Research Methods (COMN12-213)
- Development Assessment (SSUD13-221)
- Managing Projects (SSUD12-103)
- Urban Design & Site Analysis Studio (SSUD13-105)
- Sustainable Transport Planning (SSUD13-223)
- Capstone Project (Final Semester) (SSUD13-300)
Environmental Management Minor (4)
- Environmental Field Analysis of Rainforest and Coastal Regions (SDEM12-204)
- Marine and Coastal Environments (SDES11-109)
- Urban Wildlife Management (SDES11-117)
- Environmental and Economic Impact Assessment (SSUD12-212)
Students are required to take four (4) Faculty electives. Students may choose to undertake a specialist minor in either of the following:
In addition, students can choose one (1) general undergraduate subject. The Faculty recommends students of this program take either LAWS13-549 Environmental Law or LAWS13-566 Planning and Development Law.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2019 fees: $19,080 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2020 fees: $20,040 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
In the January semester 2019 there were fewer than five OP/ATAR offers made in this program hence no comparative information on previous OP/ATAR intake scores is available.
Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2019.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information