Undergraduate

Environmental Geography and Planning

Ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources and planned urban development is crucial to human society.
75
ATAR

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be well positioned to pursue exciting careers both domestically and internationally in a range of expanding fields. These include urban planners, environmental research and consultancy, conservationists and policy advisers.

Employers include local and national governments, planning agencies, primary industries, environmental consultancies and non-governmental organisations.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2021
$99,000.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources and planned urban development is crucial to human society. This major explores how we plan and manage resources in the natural and built environment, encompassing theoretical aspects, practical techniques and work placements in these fields. Graduates will be able to apply this knowledge to develop their careers in planning, conservation and development.

About the course

This major focuses on the ways that people inhabit, use and alter environments across different geographical contexts. 
Environmental Geography and Planning

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ENGEO
CRICOS code
  • 102863D
  • 068916E
Environmental Geography and Planning
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ENGEO
CRICOS code
  • 102863D
  • 068916E
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BEnvDes), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design

Why study this course

  • You’ll be taught by experts across a range of disciplines from urban planning to natural resource management
  • You’ll gain practical skills through fieldwork, data analysis and a work placement, which will advance your career in a wide range of areas
  • The broad range of disciplines and transferrable skills you’ll learn will give you the tools to adapt to the variety of issues affecting industry and society, and will make you more valuable to employers

You'll learn to

  • develop skills in data collection, analysis and interpretation, using data from both the human and natural environment
  • apply your knowledge of policy to identify solutions that ensure sustainable usage of natural resources and urban development
  • develop workplace-relevant skills including adaptability, teamwork, oral presentations and report writing
  • use advanced technology such as GIS and remote sensing to explore data and present commanding data visualisations

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Practical learning

  • Some units include field visits to a range of sites within Perth to observe and critique aspects of urban design practice.
  • You can participate in a one week field-trip in regional Western Australia that will introduce you to aspects of landscape assessment and environmental planning practice. You can also participate in a one week residential field school where you’ll undertake consultancy type research on environmental planning topics.
  • You’ll do studio work and design simulations in a range of landscape settings within Western Australia and conduct consultancy style reporting and verbal presentations on a research project.