Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning
Pursue a career in the natural and build environments industry with a Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning. Students will be equipped with theoretical and practical skills in areas of urban and regional developments.
Environments, Planning and Urban Design Experience Day
Are you interested in studying Environments, Planning and Urban Design? Gain an insight into the program by attending our Environments, Planning and Urban Design Experience Day!
When: Thursday, 22 June 2017
Where: Bond University, Gold Coast
Register your attendance here.
* This event is complimentary for Year 10, 11 and 12 students and one parent.
About the program
The Bachelor of Sustainable Environments and Planning enables you to graduate with two specialised majors: Environmental Science & Management plus Urban Design and Planning. The Urban Design and Planning major equips you with the theoretical and practical skills required to undertake the design, appraisal and management of urban and regional developments. The Environmental Science & Management major equips you with specialist skills in environmental management, and the ability to apply relevant and sustainable solutions in a range of planning situations.
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). The program is also accredited by 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.
All classes in this degree are delivered Monday to Wednesday. This provides you with the opportunity to schedule work and study, participate in field trips or work experience.
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 (7)
- Principles of Urban Design (SSUD12-220)
- Planning Process (SSUD11-300)
- Sustainable Development and Society (SSUD11-102)
- Environmental and Economic Impact Assessment (SSUD12-212)
- Strategic Land Use Planning (SDUP12-201)
- Spatial Information Systems (SSUD12-200)
- Economic and Social Foundations of Planning (SSUD12-208)
Environmental Science & Management major (6)
Choose any six subjects from the following list:
- Environmental Field Analysis of Rainforest and Coastal Regions (SDEM12-204)
- Restoration Ecology (SDEM12-205)
- Marine and Coastal Environments (SDES11-109)
- Sustainability Science (SDEM12-201)
- Environmental Law (LAWS13-549)
- Planning and Development Law (LAWS13-566)
- Development Assessment (SSUD13-221)
- Urban Wildlife Management (SDES11-117)
Urban Design & Planning major (6)
- Managing Projects (SSUD12-103)
- Sustainable Transport Planning (SSUD13-223)
- Capstone Project (SSUD13-300)
- Property Development (SSUD12-100)
- Urban Design & Site Analysis Studio (SSUD13-105)
Plus one of the following:
Choose any two electives subjects from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects.
Year 12 school leaver
Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.
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