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The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.  

Notice: This program is currently being re-designed, with May 2019 being the final intake of students. The following information is being retained for students currently enrolled in the program.

Gain access to a wide range of career pathways in the natural and built environments with a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Environments and Planning. Graduates will receive globally focused content, providing qualifications that are in demand worldwide. 

Intensive mode delivery

Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Each subject is delivered over two weekends during the semester. There are two sets of three day sessions per subject, scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two of each subject.

Participants will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during contact hours. International students are required to be on campus every week.

About the program

The Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Environments and Planning provides an opportunity for students to undertake studies in the fields of Environmental Management and Urban Design and Planning. Qualifications in both areas of study are in demand worldwide due to global population growth, increasing urbanisation and significant environmental challenges. Show more

The Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Environments and Planning provides an opportunity for students to undertake studies in the fields of Environmental Management and Urban Design and Planning. Qualifications in both areas of study are in demand worldwide due to global population growth, increasing urbanisation and significant environmental challenges. This degree provides the opportunity to gain professional skills required for work in a variety of natural and built environment fields involved in creating sustainable environments. With this qualification, graduates will be able to undertake work relating to urban planning and environmental management or progress onto further studies within the same discipline.  With this qualification, professionals from a built environment background will be able to undertake urban planning and development at a professional level.  Other entrants will need to articulate to the Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning in order to gain professional recognition in urban and regional planning. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2019
Program typePostgraduate Diploma
Study areaArchitecture and Built Environment
Program codeSD-93013
CRICOS code079535E
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2019: $19,665
  • Students commencing study in 2020: $20,385

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 most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent at an approved institution.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

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

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Future outcomes

The majority of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, with urban management, sustainability and climate change becoming fundamental challenges for the government, private and community sectors in Australia and around the world. Professionals working within the natural and built environments must possess comprehensive knowledge and skills in the areas of economics, entrepreneurship, development, policy, science, sustainable practices and technology.

The Graduate Diploma in 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 professionals in business, industry, government, consulting firms and non government organisations.

Graduates can progress into a wide range of careers in mining and energy, fisheries and agriculture, tourism, property, community infrastructure, city and regional planning, development assessment, transportation, strategic or social planning 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.

Professional accreditation

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 in Sustainable Environments and Planning are eligible to apply for professional recognition/accreditation with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

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